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This collection aggregates publicly available reports, case studies, and evaluations focused on black men and boys and represents a vast amount of collective intelligence developed over the years by nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations working in the field. It is our hope that grantmakers, practitioners, academics, policymakers, and others will be able to use the knowledge gathered here to inform their work. The collection is continually growing and we welcome suggestions for additions. Send your recommendations to bmafunders@foundationcenter.org.

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Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement

Foundation Center, May 2014

FOCUS AREA Boys and Men of Color; Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Philanthropy

SUMMARY
Building on the groundbreaking report Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, this companion piece explores the diverse, multidisciplinary, and cross-sector work to advance black male achievement. Based on interviews with 50 philanthropic, nonprofit, government, academic, and business leaders, the report also offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Foundation Center, October 2012

FOCUS AREA Philanthropy; Neighborhoods and Communities; Media and the Arts; Education; Crime and Justice

SUMMARY
Drawing on eight years of grants data and twenty years of history, this report describes important trends in foundation funding for black men and boys. It also describes innovative philanthropic efforts in the field. While disparities faced by black males remain staggering, new partnerships and initiatives based on an assets-based approach and institutional supports may be on the cusp of turning the tide.

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City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, September 2012

FOCUS AREA Poverty; Health

SUMMARY
This municipal action guide highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work, and family.

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Sons & Brothers Building Healthy Communities Case Study

FSG, January 2014

FOCUS AREA Boys and Men of Color; Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Health; Neighborhoods and Communities; Philanthropy

SUMMARY
In August 2013, the board of the California Endowment approved a seven-year, $50 million investment in Sons & Brothers, to close the health gap for boys and young men of color, as part of its Building Healthy Communities strategy. This case study explores the first years of this work and the contributions made by the Endowment to support a statewide movement around boys and young men of color.

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Issue Brief: Focus on Healthy Communities

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), June 2014

FOCUS AREA Boys and Men of Color; Crime and Justice; Neighborhoods and Communities; Poverty

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This brief examines how family and community issues affect boys and young men of color and was prepared for the "Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity" briefing held on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. The brief includes data providing the national context, promising program models, and strategies for moving forward.

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Issue Brief: Focus on Education

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), June 2014

FOCUS AREA Boys and Men of Color; Education; Neighborhoods and Communities

SUMMARY
This brief focuses on education of boys and young men of color and was prepared for the, "Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity," briefing held on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. The brief includes data providing the national context, promising program models, and strategies for moving forward.

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Issue Brief: Focus on Employment

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), June 2014

FOCUS AREA Boys and Men of Color; Crime and Justice; Employment; Neighborhoods and Communities

SUMMARY
This brief focuses on education of boys and young men of color and was prepared for the, "Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity," briefing held on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. The brief includes data providing the national context, promising program models, and strategies for moving forward.

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Guide to Recruiting Black Men as Mentors for Black Boys

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, April 2014

FOCUS AREA Identity; Neighborhoods and Communities

SUMMARY
Black men are uniquely positioned to help guide black male youth to educational success and a productive future and through the barriers that stand in their way. But there are almost always more black boys to be mentored than black men to mentor them in formal mentoring programs. This guide helps mentoring programs engage in a productive and inclusive recruitment campaign by: 1) addressing program readiness; and 2) providing guidance on an effective social marketing campaign.

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Boosting the Life Chances of Young Men of Color: Evidence From Promising Programs

MDRC, June 2014

FOCUS AREA Employment; Education; Crime and Justice; Boys and Men of Color

SUMMARY
In light of the momentum building to improve the fortunes of young men of color, this review examines what is known about this population -- particularly related to their struggles in the labor market -- and highlights programs that are shown by randomized controlled trials to be making a difference.

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My Brother's Keeper Task Force: Report to the President

My Brother's Keeper Task Force, May 2014

FOCUS AREA Philanthropy; Neighborhoods and Communities; Health; Employment; Education; Crime and Justice; Boys and Men of Color

SUMMARY
This is the first progress report to President Obama of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. In the first 90 days of the initiative, the Task Force has reviewed statistics, research and government programs and policies, and heard the perspectives of thousands of community members and leaders through listening sessions. It has identified initial recommendations and areas of opportunity at each of six key life stages, as well as several cross-cutting recommendations that span all focus areas.

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