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

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.
Economic Opportunity

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.
Economic Opportunity

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.
Economic Opportunity

Creating High-Impact Nonprofits

Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls .. and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.
Economic Opportunity

Comprehensive Advocacy for Low-Income African American Men and Their Communities

A rationale for supporting a comprehensive advocacy approach to addressing the needs of low-income African American men. A call is made for the provision of holistic services, the dismantling of structural barriers, and the assurance that African Ame.. rican men and women be afforded their full economic and social rights so that they can make their contributions to their families and communities.
Economic Opportunity New Orleans

Recognizing the Underutilized Economic Potential of Black Men in New Orleans

Supported by employment and education data, the authors make the case that training and recruiting African-American men in New Orleans for jobs in the regional petrochemical and construction industries would have benefits for a "triple bottom line" -.. - reducing chronic unemployment, reducing crime rates, and increasing the local tax base -- as well as meeting the employers' pressing workforce needs
Economic Opportunity

Taking Aim at Gun Violence: Rebuilding Community Education and Employment Pathways

In the current national debate over gun control, the aspect that is not receiving enough attention is what may be the root cause of gun violence in most black communities -- concentrated poverty. Opportunities for vocational, educational, and emotion.. al development need to be expanded to enable black males in concentrated poverty to thrive. This issue brief discusses how rebuilding community education and employment pathways in black communities can combat gun violence.