Champions of Courage: Ray Lucas
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:12 PM EDT
On the campus of Morgan State University, the Collegiate 100 are determined to make a difference by helping others succeed.
The collegiate 100 operates under the leadership of 100 Black Men of Baltimore, who are making a name for themselves on campus.
Ray Lucas, the president of the Maryland chapter of 100 Black Men has a personality larger than life. “A lot of the time he’s the life of the party,” laughed one member.
“Get it done” is an understatement for Ray. “There are only 7 days in a week, this is not a full time job. None of us get paid,” said Bill Grimmette, “Usually he's first one there, usually the last one to leave. Unless his wife makes him leave early.”
100 Black Men not only partners with Morgan State University and several schools in the Baltimore area, but they also have a special relationship with the students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary. The organization sponsors several programs including Chef’s Angles.
Ray got his sense of community service from his mother, who was an educator in the city school system.