Posts Tagged ‘Announcement’

MBK Alliance Seeks Community Based Solutions

Read this PND article on My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, and the launch of its MBK Community Challenge Competition.

In March, the alliance will send a request for proposals to the nearly two hundred and fifty communities that accepted President Barack Obama’s 2014 MBK Community Challenge. Communities applying through the RFP process will be asked to choose an evidence-based model related to youth violence prevention or mentoring that they would like to replicate or scale over the next two years, and the winning communities will be provided with experts to support planning, implementation, and infrastructure development.

Living Cities’ New Racial Equity Lens

Read about Living Cities’ new racial equity lens. Living Cities, better known for its work on affordable housing, is doubling down on entrepreneurs of color. It aims to help entrepreneurs of color access capital, grow revenues and create good jobs.

Prostate Cancer Research in African-American Men

Read the news about Robert F. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and his $2.5 million donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to focus research on African-American men who are 73 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity. The donation will also launch The Robert Frederick Smith Center of Precision Oncology Excellence in Chicago, Illinois – to aid veterans in the metropolitan area and beyond – who are battling prostate cancer.

Obama, Chance the Rapper & Stephen Curry PSA

Watch the trio team up to participate in the public service announcement We Are the Ones, an urgent rallying cry to young Americans from all backgrounds to take action, join the conversation and join the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance).

Forward Promise’s $3.1M Grants for BYMOC

Read Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s announcement awarding $3.1 million in grants to promote health and success of boys and young men of color as part of its Empowerment Projects. The awards go towards nine organizations across the United States to provide culturally-relevant and evidence-supported responses to trauma for BYMOC in schools, health systems, juvenile detention, and community-based settings.

Discover Coding with The Hidden Genius Project announces $1 million to The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland, CA-based organization that is working to increase the representation of black male youth in tech. By mentoring Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills, The Hidden Genius Project aims to shift perceptions of computer scientists and inspire the next generation of technologists.

Mini-Grants for Local Efforts Awarded by CBMA

Meet the four CBMA grant awardees here. The recipients were participants in CBMA’s inaugural  Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship (BBCLF) — an initiative launched earlier this year to strengthen the development and capacity of local leaders driving the work on the ground in CBMA’s core cities.

CBMA Featured as Agents of Change by SVCF

Read the latest edition of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation magazine, featuring the Campaign for Black Male Achievement as an Agent of Change.

Since its inception in 2008, CBMA has helped catalyze the movement of Black male achievement, and with SVCF as its fiscal sponsor starting in 2015, CBMA has worked to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact leaders and groups committed to improving outcomes for Black men.

“From the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, it has become clear that now is the time to recommit to the civil rights movement.

Nonprofits across the country are picking up the civil rights baton and working to promote racial equality with support from SVCF.”

MBK Awarded Nearly $1M

The MBK Alliance announced that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants across the country to break down systemic barriers faced by boys and young men of color.

Blue Shield of CA Pledges $6M for Domestic Violence

Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today $6 million in grants to contribute to breaking the cycle of domestic violence by enlisting boys and men of color, and to engage new advocates in the development of broader and more integrated approaches to improve the health and lives of the Californians most in need.