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IN OUR 2017-2018 BMA CITY INDEX, THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC demonstrated the most significant increase in philanthropic funding since 2008, moving from about $1.3 million per capita in 2012 to about $7.2 million per capita in 2017 of targeted funding supporting BMA work. This significant jump over the five-year period is due in large part to The Susan T. Buffet Foundation’s approximately $1.4 million grant to Advocates for Youth for project support work and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s approximately $1.3 million grant to the DC Public Education Fund to support DC Public Schools’ Empowering Males of Color initiative, a comprehensive effort to change the often negative narrative about boys and young men of color, improve the student experience and help young men develop the academic and social skills that lead to success. 

In 2016, DCPS opened the Ron Brown Preparatory High School for males of color. Modeled after the successful Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, a highly successful network of all-boys high schools in Chicago. For these reasons, Washington, DC scored 95 out of 100 points for its efforts to advance Black Male Achievement.

The DC-based Advancement Project’s Judith Browne-Dianis was selected as a 2014 Black Male Achievement Innovator. 

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CBMA To Open The 2016 NABJ Conference in D.C.

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