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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.
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.
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.
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.
Culture of Safety
02.10.2017

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.
Civic Participation
02.10.2017

Be Fearless

An in-depth look at what it takes to create a fearless approach to social change. The report includes inspiring stories, case studies, discussion guides, and values at the heart of some of the most successful fearless change efforts of our time. .. 
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.
Civic Participation Birmingham
02.03.2017

Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in the Gulf/Midsouth Region

This article describes the barriers to paternal involvement for African American men in prison, including legal definitions of family, correctional facility security regulations for visitors, proximity of the prison to the child, relationships with t.. he mother of the child, communication, and psychological factors.
Civic Participation
02.03.2017

A Gathering of Leaders 2013: Postscript

A Gathering of Leaders 2013 was a three-day conference convening 200 social change leaders working to improve opportunities for boys and men of color. This report is a follow-up to the conference, highlighting the insights, recommendations, victories.. , struggles, and lessons learned of participants.