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CBMA nurtures a vibrant network of leaders and organizations working on the ground to drive positive outcomes for Black men and boys

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Promise of Place
The Black Male Achievement City Index scores 50 cities on scale from 1 to 100 according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys.
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BMA Life Outcomes
These indicators can inform targeted strategies to improve outcomes and forecast the need for age- and socioeconomic- specific policies, programs, and practices. 
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BMA Funders
BMAfunders is funded by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA originated as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations and in January 2015 spun off as a stand-alone
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Capacity Building
11.17.2017

Promise of Place 2015: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) developed this first-of-its-kind report to track and communicate how cities’ efforts across the country are advancing Black Male Achievement. The Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement..  unveils the Black Male Achievement (BMA) City Index, which scores 50 cities according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys. The report spotlights the 10 cities with the highest scores and provides in-depth profiles of how the three highest-scored cities—Detroit, MI; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC—are responding to the needs of Black men and boys to ensure they achieve their full potential. The Promise of Place report also details three areas where all cities can and must do better to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys: 1) mobilizing a Black male achievement stakeholder community, 2) reimagining how we perceive Black men and boys and 3) developing and implementing a Black Male Achievement agenda to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys.
Education
02.10.2017

Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice

Reviews racial disparities in school discipline research. The brief explores the impact of school suspension on children and families, including a potentially harmful and racially disparate impact. It also examines whether frequent disciplinary exclu.. sion from school is educationally justifiable and whether other discipline policies and practices might better promote a safe and orderly learning environment while generating significantly less racial disparity.
Criminal Justice
02.10.2017

African American Father Involvement and Preschool Children’s School Readiness

Develops hypotheses to describe the behaviors and conditions associated with reducing delinquent behaviors and juvenile justice system involvement, and improving academic functioning among black males. The report also discusses academic potential, so.. cial and historical context and failures of educational and juvenile justice policies and practices, and the resilience of the participants.
Youth Development
02.10.2017

Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn

Summarizes the results of research including a literature review and interviews with leaders from programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. The conclusion provides .. recommendations for programs, intermediaries and researchers in the after-school field.
Education
02.10.2017

Invisible Students: Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap

Documents the achievement gap of African American boys, then assesses evidence-based strategies that hold promise of bridging that gap. Those strategies range from high-quality early education and skill-building reading programs to mentoring initiati.. ves and interventions that address stereotype vulnerability. The paper offers new data that demonstrates the isolated effects on black males. Interventions from kindergarten through college are recommended.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Man Up: Recruiting and Retaining African-American Male Mentors

Examines three dominate themes that impact mentoring programs across the country: (1) organizations having waiting lists of pre-teen and teenage African American males seeking mentors, (2) organizations discussing concerns about recruiting and retain.. ing African American male mentors, (3) organizations not having specific recruitment strategies targeted toward recruiting and retaining African American male mentors.