Meet the Founder
In an industry where Black men constitute less than 5% of the high-tech and STEM workforce, Gerald A. Moore Sr. stands as a trailblazer. The photo you see here, captured a quarter-century ago, mirrors the stark reality that Black men in technology have long faced. Back then, Gerald embarked on his journey, being welcomed into one of the world's top consulting firms.
Today, Gerald carries a profound vision—one where Mission Fulfilled 2030 leads the charge in reshaping the future of Black men in tech. His vision encompasses the creation of culturally relevant programs, guided by Black men, to empower young Black males. 'Through these transformative initiatives, the youth we serve will see themselves not just participating in the tech world, but as its future architects.' Gerald's commitment to this mission is unwavering, and the impact he envisions is nothing short of revolutionary.
Gerald Moore is a dynamic speaker and advocate who empowers disadvantaged and underserved students by sharing his transformative journey. Rising from his challenging beginnings as an at-risk youth, he defied the odds, evolving from a low-achieving student to a professional working with top global consulting firms.
A proud graduate of Norfolk State University with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, Gerald boasts over two decades of experience as a federal government contractor, specializing in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. His expertise extends to the public school system, where he has made significant contributions as an educator in technology education.
Gerald is a two-time Amazon Best Selling Author, renowned for his debut title, 'Motivate Black Boys: How to Prepare for Careers in STEM.'
In 2019, he founded Mission Fulfilled 2030, driven by a vision to Inspire, Educate, and Activate 100,000 Black Boys. He firmly believes in their potential as future leaders in the digital technology realm, provided they have access to exposure and mentorship.
His impactful journey and dedication to this cause have earned recognition from many media outlets and publications, including Black Enterprise, NBC, ABC, Sirius Radio, iHeart Radio, Washington Times, and Baltimore Times.
Gerald A. Moore Sr.'s story, as detailed in his book, is a remarkable tale of resilience and determination, beginning with his graduation from high school with a 1.69 GPA. This figure, far from defining him, marked the start of an extraordinary journey of self-improvement and leadership. Facing numerous challenges in his youth, including frequent school suspensions and participation in the Scared Straight program at age 15, Gerald's life took a pivotal turn when he became a teen father at 17, gaining full custody of his 3-month-old son. This responsibility became the catalyst for a profound transformation, instilling focus and discipline in him.
His book not only tells his personal story but also serves as a roadmap for others. Reflecting on his journey, Gerald states, "Despite the strife and barriers, we still rise. With the right game plan, we can redefine and change the narrative of the young Black male. The development from a Black boy into a Black man is so crucial, it's akin to an epiphany, a divine revelation, highlighting its significance to the Black community.
We see a future where we:
- Activate 100,000 Black boys by 2030 in Tech/STEM
- Build a network of 10,000 tech coaches and mentors
- Engage 1,000 companies to commit to seeding youth tech programs, and hiring and developing diverse talent