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Minding the Gap: Strategic Philanthropy and the Crisis Among Black Young Men and Boys

April 1, 2010

This chapter in "Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color" explores philanthropy's response to the crisis among black young men and boys. Since 1990, overall funding has fluctuated significantly and failed to reach necessary levels. In addition, there are low levels of investment among "new" philanthropists who entered the field after 1980. The authors offer recommendations to overcome these barriers.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Crime and Justice; Discrimination; Education; Employment; Fatherhood; Philanthropy

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