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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.
Education
02.10.2017

Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice

Reviews racial disparities in school discipline research. The brief explores the impact of school suspension on children and families, including a potentially harmful and racially disparate impact. It also examines whether frequent disciplinary exclu.. sion from school is educationally justifiable and whether other discipline policies and practices might better promote a safe and orderly learning environment while generating significantly less racial disparity.
Education
02.10.2017

Invisible Students: Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap

Documents the achievement gap of African American boys, then assesses evidence-based strategies that hold promise of bridging that gap. Those strategies range from high-quality early education and skill-building reading programs to mentoring initiati.. ves and interventions that address stereotype vulnerability. The paper offers new data that demonstrates the isolated effects on black males. Interventions from kindergarten through college are recommended.
Education
02.10.2017

Increasing the Achievement of African American Males

Factors that contribute to the academic achievement gap between African American males and their counterparts. The three overarching factors included (1) those aspects that were germane to the student--socioeconomic status, nutritional issues, and se.. lf-esteem-related concerns; (2) factors related to parental involvement; and (3) in-school dynamics such as teacher expectations/perceptions, teacher quality, lack of culturally responsive instruction, and limited school resources.
Education
02.10.2017

Closing the Academic Achievement Gap for African-American Boys

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..  discipline gap, contributing factors, and the benefits of reducing the disparities for students’ academic and life outcomes, and school safety.
Responsible Fatherhood and Strengthening Families
02.10.2017

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

Results of a study investigating relations between father involvement and children’s school readiness using a development ecological model. Findings hold policy implications for fatherhood initiatives in the early childhood education field. Efforts t.. o increase father involvement may be most effective when addressing the multitude of influences on fathering behavior and focusing on father-child activities that occur outside of the preschool setting.
Youth Development
02.10.2017

Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males

Develops hypotheses to describe the behaviors and conditions associated with reducing delinquent behaviors and juvenile justice system involvement, and improving academic functioning among black males. The report also discusses academic potential, so.. cial and historical context and failures of educational and juvenile justice policies and practices, and the resilience of the participants
Youth Development
02.10.2017

Addressing the Out-of-School Suspension Crisis: A Policy Guide for School Board Members

Provides local leaders with a systemic framework for reducing out-of-school suspensions, including guiding questions, action steps, and promising examples of school district solutions. School board members should lead the charge to reduce, if not eli.. minate, the practice of out-of-school suspensions and instead push comprehensive strategies for preventing the removal of students from school for disciplinary reasons.
Education
02.10.2017

ETS: Positioning Black Boys for Educational Success

Documents the achievement gap of African American boys, then assesses evidence-based strategies that hold promise of bridging that gap. Those strategies range from high-quality early education and skill-building reading programs to mentoring initiati.. ves and interventions that address stereotype vulnerability. The paper offers new data that demonstrates the isolated effects on black males. Interventions from kindergarten through college are recommended.