Increasingly, foundations are partnering with local, state, and federal government to address the challenges facing Black men and boys. These cross-sector partnerships leverage resources and raise awareness to advance policies and create initiatives that benefit Black males and their communities.
National League of Cities: Cities United
The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families partnered with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to launch a national strategy in October 2011 called Cities United: Building Communities to Reduce Violent Deaths Among Black Males. Casey Family Programs, Open Society Foundations, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are among the national partners helping to place the issue at the center of municipal agendas and advance the national dialogue.