My Brother's Keeper Task Force: One-Year Progress Report to the President

Feb 27, 2015
One year after the launch of My Brother's Keeper (MBK) -- a White House initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color -- the My Brother's Keeper Task Force released this progress report to the President. Efforts were organized along three focus areas: place-based state and local engagement, private-sector action, and public policy review and reform.
  • Nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribal nations from 43 states accepted the MBK Community Challenge and are developing cradle-to-college-and-career action plans.
  • MBK Communities that accept the Challenge can receive technical assistance from federal agencies and nonprofits in the fields of education, health, and justice.
  • More than $300 million in grants and in-kind resources have been committed by foundations, businesses, and social enterprises to advance the mission of MBK, including investments in safe and effective schools, mentoring programs, and juvenile justice reforms.
  • The President's 2016 budget proposes new investments to expand high-quality child care and access to preschool, $3 million to increase job opportunities for disconnected youth, and free community college for responsible students.