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
Civic Participation
02.10.2017

A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement

This report explores the known research about the connection between civic engagement activities and college access and success. It also shares best practices, data, and evaluations from two successful programs that have used service and service-lear.. ning as a strategy to increase college access and success.
Education
02.10.2017

College Knowledge: Addressing Information Barriers to College

This study describes the information that constitutes the “college knowledge” needed to apply to and attend college and analyzes the barriers faced by low-income and minority students and those who are the first generation in their families to attend..  college.This publication captures insights shared during the symposium, “Middle School Matters: Improving the Life Course of Black Boys,” co-sponsored by ETS and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), that examined the education and status of African American males.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens

In this guide, grantmakers explain why a focus on racial equity gives them a powerful "lens" for understanding and advancing their work. Drawing on firsthand experiences, the guide offers advice on promoting and deepening your foundation's commitment.. , both internally and in the programs you support.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

Race Matters Toolkit

Designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all. The toolkit presents a specific point of view on addressing unequal opportunities by race and offers sim.. ple, results-oriented steps to help you achieve your goals.
Economic Opportunity
02.10.2017

African American Philanthropy: A Legacy of Giving

The goal of this booklet is to review the tradition of black philanthropy, celebrate contemporary examples of black giving, and suggest ways to harness the power of black philanthropy for effective giving.
Civic Participation
02.10.2017

Navigating the Advocacy Maze

Provides a better understanding of advocacy activities to yield significant rewards for nonprofits and foundations. Contents include position development, educating and lobbying policymakers, grasstops or influencer mobilization, grassroots or consti.. tuency mobilization, electoral politics, use of media, how an idea becomes policy, and the advocacy map.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

Working Wikily 2.0: Social Change with a Network Mindset

It’s probably safe to say by now that we all know about web 2.0: blogs, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These tools are now accessible to the point where, for most of us, they’ve become integrated into our everyday lives. But the tools are only th.. e beginning of the story. The deeper news is actually about the networks behind the tools, and how these networks are fundamentally changing the way we live and work. In other words, it’s not the wiki; it’s how wikis and other social media tools are engendering a new, networked mindset—a way of working wikily—that is characterized by principles of openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making, and distributed action.
Responsible Fatherhood and Strengthening Families
02.10.2017

Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program

Provides very basic information about poor noncustodial parents and their contact and connection with the child support system.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

DataCenter Research for Justice Toolkits

Website enabling access to issue-based research toolkits and research guides. DataCenter collaborates with social justice campaigns and grassroots networks, providing research, analysis and training that informs campaign strategy and action.