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
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.
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.
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.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

7 Secrets to Standing Taller in Your Leadership Role

The purpose of this white paper (special report) is to provide executives and managers with absolutely essential strategies for developing and growing your leadership skills as well as your professional image as a leader. Written in a bold, direct st.. yle, this no nonsense document is a "must read' if you want to be sure that you are doing everything you can to stand taller in your position.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Advocacy Progress Planner

Free online tools. The Advocacy Progress Planner and Continuous Progress side-by-side guides help advance advocacy for grantmakers and advocates working on domestic issues and global issues.  These tools enable advocates, funders, and evaluators to p.. lan better, evaluate better, and advocate better.
Capacity Building
02.03.2017

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

The first in a series to help communities promote black male achievement, this resource guide provides tools for Promise Neighborhoods to systematically evaluate and respond to the particular needs of black male children. The paper identifies essenti.. al data to collect, suggests data sources, provides steps to structuring performance management systems, and offers a results-based framework for using data to plan and implement effective strategies
Capacity Building
02.03.2017

Education, Employment, and Health Outcomes for Black Boys and Young Men: Opportunities for Research and Advocacy Collaboration

In May 2013, CLASP's Partnership Circle and the Scholars Network on Black Masculinity convened 32 nationally recognized researchers and policy advocates, who identified areas of potential influence in crafting policy solutions for black male adolesce.. nts and opportunities to act individually and collectively to advance work in these areas.
Capacity Building
01.20.2017

Leadership and Race

This report from the Leadership Learning Community examies the relationship between race and leadership and what practices leaders or their supporters can use in the field to better contribute to the goal of racial justice and equity.