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A Time for Action: Mobilizing Philanthropic Support for Boys and Young Men of Color

June 5, 2014

This executive summary provides a plan to maximize the potential of the private sector to work collectively with the public sector to improve life outcomes for America's boys and young men of color. The report outlines goals, identifies strategies for achieving those goals, and announces key initiatives and funding partnerships. [KEY FINDINGS]Goal 1: All boys and young men of color are health--socially, emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and physically.Goal 2: All boys and young men of color are taught in rigorous, effective, culturally relevant, engaging, and supportive school environment.Goal 3: All boys and young men of color graduate from high school and postsecondary education prepared for success in their careers.Goal 4: Boys and young men of color's exposure to harm from the juvenile and criminal justice systems is dramatically reduced.Cross-sector strategies to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color include promoting youth leadership; changing harmful stereotypes; expanding place-based efforts; and building a pipeline of data, research, and innovation.

Boys and Men of Color; Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Crime and Justice; Education; Health; Neighborhoods and Communities; Philanthropy

Telling Our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing

February 25, 2014

An important resource for leaders and practitioners working to overcome our nation's legacy of racism. The authors present the power of the narrative and its important role in racial healing.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Identity; Media and the Arts

Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color (Full Report)

January 1, 2012

The face of philanthropy is changing. Throughout history, the word "philanthropy has been used almost exclusively to describe the generous giving of large sums of money—typically by millionaires and billionaires. It's no surprise, then, that philanthropy came to be perceived as the elite turf of the wealthy. Sure, "everyday" people might read about philanthropy in the headlines. They might even benefit from its generosity in direct or indirect ways. But they weren't the subject of the sentence. They weren't perceived as the doers of philanthropy.Well, that was the old philanthropy. In recent years, the definition of philanthropy has begun to widen to include a larger swath of human generosity. Under this budding definition, "philanthropy" encompasses any-size contributions not just from the wealthy, but from peopleof every income bracket. It includes donations not just of money but of time and know-how. And its practitioners aren't just the elite and the white. They are nurses, plumbers, hairdressers and civil servants. They are African-American, Latino, Native American, Arab-American and Asian- American. And rather than practice their philanthropy in isolation, these everyday philanthropists are pooling their money—in increasingly organized ways—for greater impact.This groundbreaking movement to activate and organize giving within and on behalf of America's communities of color—known as identity-based philanthropy—is the subject of this report. In the early 1990s, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation became one of the first major foundations to study and support this emerging field. Since then, we have become the largest single funder of identity-based funds in the country. Much of that funding has been organized through one key program—Cultures of Giving—the strategies and lessons of which are described in the pages that follow.

Souls of Black Men: African American Men Discuss Mental Health

July 1, 2003

Given the psychological burdens black males face as a result of racism, inequality, and economic oppression, combined with barriers to receiving appropriate mental health treatment and care, the concerns of the Black Mental Health Alliance should not be ignored. This fact sheet contains heartfelt testimonials, statistics describing the extent of the problem, and recommended actions encompassing prevention, service delivery, policies, and research.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Crime and Justice; Discrimination; Health; Identity; Neighborhoods and Communities; Poverty

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