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Weingart Foundation Fully Commits to Equity

Dr. Robert K. Ross, CEO of The California Endowment, writes in this Huffington Post article about equity: Weingart Foundation’s commitment to equity, a full-day conversation about equity in American by philanthropy and private foundations in LA, and the greater battle against inequality in that nation.

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CBMA & Skillman’s Innovation Challenge

In effort to address the lack of inclusion in Detroit, the Skillman Foundation and Campaign for Black Male Achievement, launched the My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge. This $500,000 initiative invests in programs that seek to empower Detroit’s young men of color.

The six projects awarded were:

  • Culture Creators: Helps young men become leaders, community builders and independent artists by merging arts, activism and entrepreneurship.
  • Developing Despite Distance: Helps young men of color express complex emotions and connect with their incarcerated parents.
  • Dream Deferred Project: Works with young adults who have left school and the workplace, reconnecting them in educational and economic opportunities.
  • Giving Them The Business: Teaches young men of color practical skills to become owners and operators of restaurants using a full-service restaurant setting.
  • JOURNi: Addresses the lack of opportunities for Detroit youth to develop tech and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Our Town: offers neighborhood and city tours designed and lead by youth from Detroit’s east side.

Learn more here.

HBCUs’ $1M Black Male Teaching Training Initiative

Read about the efforts of five public and private historically black colleges and universities, Southern University, Tuskegee University, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Alcorn State University and Claflin University, to recruit and train black males to serve as secondary teachers in underserved cities and towns. This is thanks in part to a three-year, $1.5 million grant awarded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, which helped to organize the training consortium.

 

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The Future of African-American Philanthropy

Read Gasby Brown’s PND blog post on findings from the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

As the demography of America changes, the face of philanthropy is changing along with it. While African Americans have a tradition of giving, the report highlights new data on African-American donors that gives us a clearer picture of the future of philanthropy in the U.S.

 

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

Read the Black Social Change Funders Network’s The Case for Funding  Black – Led Social Change as a charge to inspire sustained commitment to strengthen and expand the infrastructure for Black-led social, institutional and political power in the U.S. It addresses three interwoven questions:

  • Why focus on anti-Black racism?
  • Why is it necessary to invest in Black-led social change?
  • What should philanthropy do?

CBMA Community Leadership Fellowship

Join a diverse cohort of 24 fellows that will participate in a year-long Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship learning community that will help ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership within the broader field of Black male achievement.

With support from the American Express Foundation, CBMA has designed and implemented a customized leadership development experience for a cohort of 24 emerging leaders in the Black male achievement field. The Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship will utilize the unique strengths and competencies of two Greensboro, North Carolina-based organizations: The Center for Creative Leadership and the Beloved Community Center, along with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

RISE Ideation Challenge

What is an innovative approach to end the unaccounted for and disproportionate killing of unarmed Black men and boys by the police? RISE BMOC invites rigorous solution-based thinking, inventiveness, and critical discussion on how to counter this phenomenon.

Focused on the four RISE populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans), the RISE Ideation Challenge Award seeks forward-thinking, asset-based, unconventional solutions to relevant issues within the five RISE fields (education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development). These awards will advance understandings of the relationship between opportunities, social conditions, and systems that affect Boys and Men of Color, and provide specificity in meeting the needs of certain communities. Through harnessing the ingenuity of such innovative ideas, RISE will make known the myriad ways of approaching solutions to both challenge and refine existing policies and practices that so often shortchange Boys and Men of Color.

  • Announcement released February 13, 2017
  • Applications due March 15, 2017
  • Announcement of winner March 31, 2017

Submit your forward-thinking & unconventional solutions relating to BYMOC

Trailblazers 46: MBK Alliance’s Marisa Renee Lee

Listen to Marisa Renee Lee, the managing director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, discuss the barriers to success for Black boys and young men of color in this episode of Trailblazers.

The Trailblazers.FM podcast explores stories of successful black business professionals, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

BMe Unlimited Talks Shawn Dove #iamblackgenius

Watch Shawn Dove from May 21, 2016′s BMe Unlimited share his story as a Black leader, proving “You Can Do Anything!”

BMe UNLIMITED was an inspirational evening of talks from groundbreaking Black leaders in design, policy, finance, and philanthropy.  Featured speakers shared their life-changing discoveries, visions, and dynamic personal stories with an invitation-only audience of community, business, and policy leaders.

 

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Obama Foundation

The Obama Foundation sets up shop, calling it a “design year” as they focus on developing the next generation of citizens — and what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century.