Posts Tagged ‘Announcement’

Building Beloved Community Leadership

Read about CBMA’s 2017 cohort of 24 fellows taking part in the Building Beloved Community Leadership initiative. This leadership development experience is customized for emerging leaders in the Black male achievement field. The fellows 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. A three-day leadership gathering in Greensboro, North Carolina with the Center for Creative Leadership and the Beloved Community Center will serve as a catalyst for this twelve-month journey.

Advocacy Funder Collaboratives

For many foundations, collaboration is key to advocating for policy and practice change. But these kinds of partnerships can be challenging to execute well. “Sticking points,” like conflicts over decision-making power or competition for resources, can derail advocacy-focused efforts and make even the most earnest collaborator wary.

Foundation Center, in partnership with the Atlas Learning Project, recently launched a suite of resources about advocacy funder collaboratives. Built from the wisdom of grantmakers with deep experience in these kinds of collaboratives, the GrantCraft content and IssueLab special collection examine what makes an effective advocacy collaborative and offer ways to overcome sticking points to maximize the potential for success.

The GrantCraft series consists of bite-sized articles based on interviews with experienced funders and includes topics like “What Are the Benefits of Being Part of an Advocacy Collaborative” and “Sticking Points: Personality Conflicts.” IssueLab’s special collection brings together 40+ reports and reflection pieces about multi-party advocacy efforts.

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.

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

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.

Open Society Community Youth Fellowships

In partnership with the Human Rights Initiative and the Open Places Initiative, Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange is seeking applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The fellowship will support dynamic activists aged 18-25 who want to implement projects that advance human rights in underserved communities.

CalEndow Protects Safety Net Programs in CA

The California Endowment has announced a three-year, $25 million effort to protect the health, safety, and wellness of all Californians. In partnership with local and state agencies, the endowment’s Fight4All initiative will invest primarily in grantees of the foundation’s Building Healthy Communities initiative. And to cover the costs of the new program, the endowment will reallocate some of the funds it had planned to award to nonprofits working to implement Obamacare.

BMe Leader Award

BMe Community is currently accepting applications of black men who are social entrepreneurs, innovators and difference-makers in greater Akron, Miami, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.  Top applicants will receive national recognition as BMe Leaders, a $10,000 grant, local recognition and travel to Washington DC to be inducted into a lifelong fellowship of their peers.

More information and application process available here.

Appeal to President Obama

The Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color issued an appeal to President Obama, urging him to use his authority in the remaining days of his presidency to grant the clemency petitions of thousands of people convicted of non-violent drug offenses.