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.
Criminal Justice
02.10.2017

African American Father Involvement and Preschool Children’s School Readiness

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

Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn

Summarizes the results of research including a literature review and interviews with leaders from programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. The conclusion provides .. recommendations for programs, intermediaries and researchers in the after-school field.
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.
Youth Development Los Angeles
02.10.2017

Teachers, Race and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment

Findings from a participatory action research (PAR) project involving seven high-school aged black males in South Los Angeles. Students undertook research to empirically verify and qualitatively explore narratives concerning incarceration and univers.. ity enrollment. Using math “counter-stories” as a unique synthesis of critical and mathematical literacies supported through PAR, implications for re-orientation of high school-aged black males towards mathematics are discussed.