Learn more about 20 Men Project

the Photography Project

the Traveling Exhibition

Where can you see 20 Men Project next?

Please join us at the nth Innovation Center in Coatesville, PA from May 29th till June 18th to see the traveling exhibition.

We will have a panel discussion with some of the men on June 4th between 6pm and 9pm. The event is co-hosted by NAACP Coatesville and nth Solutions - Click here to go to their website

20 Men Project in the media

20 men project on CBS3 news

Ashton Simmons, Jerry Poe and Sandrien de Bruijn-Mesman were interviewed by journalist Kim Hudson of CBS 3 News to share about 20 men project

20 Men Project on location

Jerry Poe, Ashton Simmons, Jermaine Thomas, Christine Ochola and Sandrien de Bruijn-Mesman were invited for a presentation of 20 men project to Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester. Thank you to Pastor Jennie Clark for inviting us to share the photos.

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What others have to say

I just read an article called 20 men. I loved it!! I just want to thank you for your brilliant work on humanizing African American men, especially in Chester County where we are literally the minority. Your display is refreshing and gives me hope. I would love to show this exhibit off to my old son so he can see positive reflection of himself through these men and your work.

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We could not have done this without:

All the 20 Men

Christine Ochola

Sandy, Susan, Janine, Cheryl, Jacqie and All RACE group volunteers

Community sponsors and donors


Jen Croneberger at JLynne Consulting Group

Chester County Library- Exton

Chris Hutelmeyer and Arts and Athletics Club

LEAP for Coatesville

Chester County Food Cupboard

Chester County Hospital - Penn Medicine

Chester County Community Foundation

Lilly Mercado and Fund for Women and Girls

Michael Hartman and Senator Carolyn Comitta

Juneteenth committee at the Melton Center

Bill Rettew at Daily Local News

Shannon Cooper's Dance Academy

Beat Addikts United

Arts Holding Hands and Hearts

Dana Wainstein

Gerry, Maureen and Carlijn de Bruijn

Kathy Bender and Tracy Boswell

Jennie Clark at Westminster Presbytarian church

Gina Lizzo and Ed Williams at Main Line Today Magazine

Kim Hudson at CBS3 News

Jen Stewart and Cheyney University

In loving memory of Eugene Mesman