Resources

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

Featured Resources

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.
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. 
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
Criminal Justice
02.10.2017

Prisons, Pipelines, and the President: Developing Critical Math Literacy through Participatory Action Research

Findings from a participatory action research (PAR) project involving seven high-school aged black males in South Los Angeles. Students undertook research to empirically verify and qualitatively explore narratives concerning incarceration and univers.. ity enrollment. Using math “counter-stories” as a unique synthesis of critical and mathematical literacies supported through PAR, implications for re-orientation of high school-aged black males towards mathematics are discussed.
Education
02.10.2017

Closing the Academic Achievement Gap for African-American Boys

Public concern about excessive school disciplinary exclusion and the related racial disparities has grown recently. Sixteen new research studies, all presented in January 2013 at the “Closing the School Discipline Gap Conference,” describe the school..  discipline gap, contributing factors, and the benefits of reducing the disparities for students’ academic and life outcomes, and school safety.
Responsible Fatherhood and Strengthening Families
02.10.2017

Accelerating Results for Black Males: A Resource Guide for Promise Neighborhoods

Results of a study investigating relations between father involvement and children’s school readiness using a development ecological model. Findings hold policy implications for fatherhood initiatives in the early childhood education field. Efforts t.. o increase father involvement may be most effective when addressing the multitude of influences on fathering behavior and focusing on father-child activities that occur outside of the preschool setting.
Youth Development
02.10.2017

Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males

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

Addressing the Out-of-School Suspension Crisis: A Policy Guide for School Board Members

Provides local leaders with a systemic framework for reducing out-of-school suspensions, including guiding questions, action steps, and promising examples of school district solutions. School board members should lead the charge to reduce, if not eli.. minate, the practice of out-of-school suspensions and instead push comprehensive strategies for preventing the removal of students from school for disciplinary reasons.
Education
02.10.2017

ETS: Positioning Black Boys for Educational Success

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.
Youth Development Los Angeles
02.10.2017

Teachers, Race and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment

Findings from a participatory action research (PAR) project involving seven high-school aged black males in South Los Angeles. Students undertook research to empirically verify and qualitatively explore narratives concerning incarceration and univers.. ity enrollment. Using math “counter-stories” as a unique synthesis of critical and mathematical literacies supported through PAR, implications for re-orientation of high school-aged black males towards mathematics are discussed.
02.10.2017

Engaging African-American Males in Reading

Background for discussion about the difficulties young black males have experienced in finding employment and the economically bleak future of those with no post-secondary education. It identifies labor market and educational challenges facing young .. black males, compares Black males with men in other race-ethnic groups, and reviews literature on what seems to work or not work in solving these problems.
Economic Opportunity
02.10.2017

Cost Perceptions and College-Going for Low-Income Students

This Research to Practice brief is the first in a series from the Pathways to College Network and National College Access Network seeking to bridge the gap between scholarly research and effective practice. This brief highlights research on the role .. of “cost perceptions” on low-income students’ college-going and features tangible advice from ACCESS College Foundation experts.