internX is a new initiative to match 10,000 skilled young adults, particularly African-American college students, with quality internships by the year 2020.
To address the United States’ talent crisis in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Fund II Foundation (F2F) has created internX to help companies tap talent from historically underrepresented communities as opportunities in STEM fields grow. The internX platform will match collegiate talent with intern opportunities and provide a range of tools and services to ensure they are prepared for the internships they seek. The platform also will assess and support companies as they recruit, develop, and retain talent from underserved communities, particularly the African-American student population.
Students and companies are invited to register today. Become the X factor–the America’s technology future!
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is excited to announce that applications for the 2019 AMEX leadership academy at CBMA are now open!
This June, CBMA will bring 24 emerging leaders in the Black Male Achievement field to Greensboro, North Carolina to begin a 12-month leadership development experience. The American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement fellowship will kick-off with a four-day gathering in Greensboro, NC from June 9 to 13, which will leverage the unique strengths and competencies of two Greensboro-based leadership development and social justice organizations: the Center for Creative Leadership and the Beloved Community Center.
This four-day gathering in Greensboro, NC will serve as a catalyst for the twelve-month leadership development journey. From this point of departure, the fellowship cohort will participate in a year-long learning community that will help strengthen and deepen individual leadership and subsequent impact within the broader field of Black Male Achievement.
You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity.
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh has distributed a total of $427,660 in grants to regional artists and arts programs.
“A partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting excellence in presenting and producing artwork rooted in the Black experience. Grants are awarded in spring and fall each year.”
For more information about the program, including guidelines and application information visit The Pittsburgh Foundation or The Heinz Endowments website.
“An ambitious initiative that will provide professional development opportunities to individuals committed to working with our young African American males.”
In partnership with the University of Louisville, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Louisville’s Metro United Way have launched the Black Male Achievement Leaders in Residence Program (LiR). This initiative provides a 12-month leadership development experience for 10 senior professionals in the BMA field. The program is “designed to strengthen skills in areas such as organizational development, succession planning, resource development, strategic communications and public policy. Fellows also will share best practices with a diverse cohort of emerging BMA field leaders, students and practitioners.”
Explore the new website for the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color. The EA is an expanding collective of over forty national, regional, and community foundations that have contributed to and facilitated the development of key infrastructure in the field of Boys and Men of Color focused philanthropy.
CBMA reached a historic milestone, its 10-year anniversary. Originally launched as an three-year initiative of the Open Society Foundations, CBMA is now a nonprofit organization accelerating investments in Black men and boys.
Writes CEO Shawn Dove: “It is a challenge to embrace a celebratory mindset when I consider the paradox of promise and peril still facing America’s Black men and boys. Yes, we have come a long way, but what has gotten us here will not get us there. ‘There’ being our ability to point to a country that lives up to its ideals and is able to declare that it is a Promise of Place where Black men and boys, and all communities of color, are not merely surviving but thriving.”
Learn more at the anniversary website.
See the 2018 cohort for the American Express Leadership Academy at CBMA: Building Beloved Community Leadership. These diverse leaders, leading and contributing to BMA work in Detroit, Oakland, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Louisville and Greensboro will participate in a year-long learning community that will help ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership within the broader field of Black Male Achievement.
Read how a new museum and memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, are looking to change the popular narrative about race and American history by examining the traumas of slavery and their connection to the present.
Read about My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, and the launch of its MBK Community Challenge Competition.
In April 2018, MBK Alliance launched a national competition to identify and support several cities, towns, counties and Tribal Nations that accepted the MBK Community Challenge. We’re looking for MBK Communities that are making steady progress and have the potential to be proof points for what it takes to substantially improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color, especially as it relates to reducing youth violence and growing the pipeline of mentors having a measurable impact on boys and young men of color.
Submit an idea that helps improve outcomes for youth of color in Detroit. Detroit is experiencing a resurgence, but these new opportunities are not always accessible to everyone. Ensuring the inclusion of all residents, especially young men and women of color, is essential in our city’s recovery.
Since 2016, the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge prompts Detroiters to engage with issues facing young men and women of color in the city and discover new ways to connect them with opportunity.
Deadline April 30th, midnight.