- Key findings
Drawn from a broad research scan and interviews with key leaders, this survey documents the practices, strategies, and achievements of the black male commissions, government agencies created to improve the status and well-being of black men and boys.
Improving the life outcomes of black males requires a broad-based effort, and a commission's leadership generally engages a multi-sector team, including elected officials, active community members, and prominent employers and businesspersons. Tweet
The geographic scope of black male commissions ranges in size from small cities to a coalition of several U.S. state-based commissions. Tweet
Although some commissions directly oversee or house programs, most use their expertise to analyze the existing network and coordinate a strategy based on those findings. Tweet
As commissions are political in nature, their level of influence and the tenure of their existence hinge on their structure and the political will of the "champions" who form them. Tweet