The Campaign for Black Male Achievement

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The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys.

What we value

Love

We are a supportive, uplifting network of leaders and organizations across the country committed to building beloved communities for Black men and boys to achieve their fullest potential.

Learn

We deploy a city-by-city, place-based strategy that emphasizes learning through evidence and iteration that allows us to constantly improve what we do and measure impact.

Lead

We lead our work from the intersection of movement and field building – supporting leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and catalyzing Black male achievement around the country

What we do

CBMA is the only organization that both supports local leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and catalyzing the movement for Black Male Achievement around the country. We are defining and building the future we want for ourselves today, where our brothers and sons are seen for the limitless assets they are. We measure our impact through the lens of High School Excellence.

BMA Field Building

Deepening individual and organizational capacity by sharing expert guidance and mobilizing partners on the ground to advance measurable outcomes.

Movement Building

Recruiting and galvanizing the leaders already doing work for Black male achievement across the nation to increase awareness, to drive narrative change that affirms Black men and boys as assets.

High School Excellence

Our work over the coming five years is anchored in one core indicator – increasing the rate of Black males that graduate from high school ready for college and career.

Promise of Place

City by City, we’re preparing young black men for a lifetime of success

Through our national community of over 5200 members and 2700 organizations, , CBMA empowers and connects local leaders and organizations to share knowledge, resources, and best practices to strengthen the field of Black Male Achievement. 

HOW WE DO IT

We have identified four strategies needed to drive the movement and further strengthen the field to achieve measurable impact nationally and in select Cities:

We increase awareness of the movement for Black Male Achievement

Create and promote strategic communications, convenings and virtual supports to grow awareness and spur engagement in the BMA field and movement

We monitor and assess efforts of organizations across the nation working with Black men and boys

Track set of major BMA efforts and identify cities to engage with and strengthen the field

We partner with on-the-ground leaders to strengthen their work and amplify the movement

Use results of assessment to develop an engagement and support plan to strengthen BMA building blocks while working with key leadership to establish the conditions for a High School Excellence Place Based Model

We implement strategic initiatives in high schools to increase graduation rates

Implement and measure a coordinated set of communications, capacity strengthening and network building supports in a city that contributes to an increase in the number of college and career ready young black men.

Our National Partners

CBMA plays the dual role of supporting leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and catalyzing the movement for Black Male Achievement around the country.

Cities United

Cities United was launched in 2011 by Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, who partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Casey Family Programs President and CEO, William C. Bell, Campaign for Black Male Achievement CEO, Shawn Dove, and the Nati.. onal League of Cities to forge a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. Today, this movement has grown to nearly 90 cities committed to working with community leaders, families, youth, philanthropic organizations and other stakeholders to reduce the epidemic of homicides and violence plaguing African American young men and boys. These cities also are focused on restoring hope to their communities and building pathways to justice, employment, education and increased opportunities for residents.

Executives' Alliance

The Executives’ Alliance is a national philanthropic alliance that will “evaluate promising approaches, advocate for effective public policy and systems change, and invest in young men as assets for America’s future.

My Brother's Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) born out of President Obama’s call to action to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Throug.. hout U.S. history, disparities in opportunities for millions of boys and young men of color have prevented them from reaching their full potential. A disproportionate number have entered a cycle of poverty, injustice and social immobility as a result of the unique systemic challenges that boys and young men of color face. MBK Alliance provides comprehensive and sustained interventions to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color and empower them with the resources and support to get and stay on a path to success.

BMe Community

BMe Community is the #1 Largest Social Entrepreneur Fellowship in US for Black Men. It is an award-winning network of community-builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and enlisting incredible black men who inspi.. re us to be Better Together. BMe boldly cures hopelessness, openly defies helplessness, and creatively builds powerful networks of brothers and sisters of all races and genders. Since 2013 BMe’s 40,000 members have helped themselves and over 2-million others to improve their health, wealth, hope and communities.