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This report provides detailed findings about what boys and young men of color need in order to help them overcome the challenges and obstacles they face in their day-to-day lives. The report highlights the voices of young men in Oakland, New York City, Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans and Detroit as they opened up and shared what is on their minds and in their hearts. Among other things, the report focuses on four main areas: Values; Success and Optimal Health; Competition/Winning/Skills and Creative Talents; and Existing Resources for African-American Males.
While there is an abundance of information about the "patient-centered health home" model promoted by the Affordable Care Act, few address the needs of boys and young men of color, who face alarming health disparities. This paper offers strategies to create effective health homes for boys and young men of color, particularly for working with middle- and high-school-aged males.
This paper draws attention to African-American boys and young men who are involved with the nation's child welfare systems and identifies policies and practices that can help to improve their experiences and outcomes.
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.
Analyzing data from over 26,000 U.S. middle and high schools, the report reveals profound disparities in suspension rates when disaggregating data by race/ethnicity, gender, and disability status. The report identifies districts with the largest number of "hotspot" schools (suspending 25 percent or more of their total student body), suggests alternatives that are already in use, and highlights civil rights concerns.
This issue of GCYF's Insight publication centers on commissions targeting males of color, describing them as "tables" where multiple entities come together, exchange ideas, and organize as a coherent unit. The report provides examples of various types of commissions focused on males of color, offers lessons learned, and makes specific recommendations for grantmakers.
Defining violence broadly as "systemic injury directed against a group or geographic area," this research brief describes the scope of violence that black young men and boys face as a result of structural conditions. It recommends policy for addressing both the root causes of violence and the trauma that people are facing right now.
Summarizes a study of health disparities and trauma among African-American and Latino/Hispanic boys, the underlying social inequality and negative neighborhood conditions, and the need for a healing approach. Outlines case studies of best practices.
Exclusionary school discipline, also known as "zero tolerance," was chosen as the subject of this report for three reasons: it offers a window into inequalities in education, criminal justice, and broader social life; social scientists have come to a consensus about its harms and provided clear alternatives; and it illustrates the need for comprehensive knowledge and holistic solutions for complex problems.
This chapter in Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color presents the Equity Scorecard -- a process of discovering and addressing institutional factors of inequality. Challenges faced by black and Latino men in higher education derive from the educational system, not just student behavior. Using an evidence-based and data-driven approach, educators can reform their practices to reduce equity gaps.
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.
PolicyLink argues for a community approach to expanding opportunities for men and boys of color, acknowledging the importance of "place" to ultimate life outcomes. The report takes key conclusions from "Building Equalizing Schools" and expands on it with recommendations for developing public will and building a platform and infrastructure for action.
From discrimination and poverty to alcoholism and assault, trauma in its varied forms plays a major part in the lives of Latino and African-American boys and young men. This paper outlines the ways in which violence prevention, family support, health care, foster care, and juvenile justice can incorporate a trauma-informed approach to improve the physical and mental health of young men and boys.
The California Endowment commissioned this report to highlight the most glaring inequities in socioeconomics, health, safety, and education faced by African-American and Latino men and boys in the state. In addition to presenting the statistics on these indicators, the authors outline a framework for addressing the disparities at the individual, community, and macro levels.
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