Stanley Crawford - Executive Director
Stanley Crawford graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1969, under the Cedar Program he attained a certification in Auto Mechanics. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Technology from Berean Institute in 1985. Stanley spent four years in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1980 as a Quality Control Inspector before being honorably discharged. He also spent four years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Stanley retired from the city of Philadelphia after 28 ½ years as a Commercial and Industrial Fire Inspector II. Stanley was also an entrepreneur, owning and operating a boutique for 21 years; and, he also owned and operated a non-alcohol restaurant in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia for four years.
Stanley traveled the world teaching African and African American culture as a member of the Arthur Hall African American Dance Ensemble. He help build and create the first African American Museum in the state of Pennsylvania. Stanley has also worked in the Recovery Community for over 33 years, assisting people with drug addictions find recovery. Stanley is Co-founder of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation, where he has been on the Board for 18 years and is presently Chairman of the Board. As a Founding Member under his leadership as a Board Member the Nicetown CDC has facilitated over 50 million dollars in projects in the Nicetown section of the City of Philadelphia.
As a result of the murder of his son in 2018, Stanley founded The Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia and is presently the President/CEO of BMCCP. The purpose of the organization is to decrease violence in the City of Philadelphia. He is presently on the Steering Community of the Philadelphia SMARTwise Coalition under the Black Folk’s Plan, whose primary purpose is to assist in the Truist Bank Community Benefits Agreement, which will bring billions of dollars to the Black Community of Philadelphia. Stanley believes, “The most valuable thing we have is our time and energy, use wisely it is more valuable than any material possessions.”
THE BLACK MALE COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA TRUSTED SERVANTS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY Community Vision Project Concept The concept for the Community Vision Project is to create a virtual video media campaign that will produce provocative and substantive videos from people of African decent. This is an opportunity to create
PLEDGE OF VALUES I Pledge to join together as a family, community and race. I Pledge to be responsible for our collective future. I Pledge to build our communities together and solve any problems as a group. I Pledge that our community will build and profit from its own businesses.
Dear Community Stakeholders, This letter is a formal invitation to our “Boots on the Ground” 1st 90-day report and recommendations forum of the Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia. The forum will take place Thursday, September 12, 2019, Time 6:00pm at Triumph Baptist Church, Located at Germantown and Huntington Park