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.
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

Men of Color: A Role for Policymakers in Improving the Status

Call for greater involvement by policymakers, high-school counselors, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, community-based organizations, and others in efforts to improve the status of black undergraduate men. Given the systemic nature of ra.. cial achievement and opportunity gaps in education and their disproportionate impact on black men, post-secondary institutions alone cannot close them. Participation from multiple stakeholder groups is necessary.

The Justice Project: Using Strategic Planning to Increase the Impact of Advocacy

Describes how The Justice Project engaged in a strategic-planning process to clarify its direction and priorities without stifling the flexibility central to its success. Successful advocacy organizations mobilize quickly for social change. But the m.. ore successful such organizations become, and the broader their agendas, the more challenging it is to track all possible options for action or prioritize among them.

Measuring Impact: An Organizer's Toolkit to Evaluate Communications Effectiveness

The toolkit is designed to support community organizers and media professionals to become indispensable sources of information in critical media markets on key issues of justice, human rights, and equity. Whether you’re working on access to healthy f.. ood, equitable land use and recreation, or any other justice issue, you can use these tools to evaluate the degree of impact your communications work is having, and to improve communications plans. 

Improving Media Coverage and Public Perception of African Americans

This memo offers messaging advice for changing media coverage and public perceptions of black men and boys.It is intended to reduce sterotypes and expand males as well as those concerned with journalistic excellence and socially responsible entertain.. ment media.

Summary of New Research Closing the School Discipline Gap: Research to Policy

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 d.. iscipline gap, contributing factors, and the benefits of reducing the disparities for students’ academic and life outcomes, and school safety.

Suspended Education Urban Middle Schools in Crisis

Since the early 1970s, out-of-school suspension rates have escalated dramatically. In part, the higher use of out-of-school suspension reflects the growth of policies such as zero tolerance,  an approach to school discipline that imposes removal from..  school for a broad array of school code violations - from violent behavior to truancy and dress code violations.