#CBMAturns10:

A Decade of Risk, Urgency, and Momentum

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CBMA builds nurturing, resourceful communities that improve life outcomes for Black men and boys.

We work with grassroots leaders and organizations to build measurable programs that give Black males the tools, resources, and support they need to excel in high school and beyond. City by city, we support ambitious individuals, invest in ground-breaking ideas, and tell important stories, inspiring stories.

We are no longer waiting for the change we’re seeking.

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 are building a beloved community, where everyone comes together in solidarity to give Black men and boys and their families a fair and fighting chance to achieve excellence, thrive, and contribute to the wealth of our nation.

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.