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Mr. Carter at a local baseball game

The Gil Carter Initiative, a non-profit organization, was formed to commemorate the accomplishments of Mr. Gil Carter, a native of Topeka, Kansas, a successful baseball played in the Baseball Negro League and to continue his work in the community.

The idea for this commemoration was born during the last year of his life. Through many conversations with him and with several of his friends and acquaintances, his history as an accomplished baseball player and his dedication to community activities in support of the youth of Topeka was uncovered.

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Erma Forbes RN BSN

President, Gil Carter Initiative

Erma was born in Grenada, West Indies and moved to the U.S. after graduating from high school. She attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She joined the US Army Reserve and achieved the Rank of Second Lieutenant. Erma then spent several years in the hospital environment in the ICU, CCU and PCU units before transitioning to nutrition and health and wellness after graduating with honors from the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. Following that, she led a number of non-profit organizations before moving to Topeka.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Gil Carter Initiative Inc. is to enhance the development, dignity and quality of life of socioeconomically challenged children and young adults through specialized education in diverse areas regardless of their race or religion.

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