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Promise of Place Webinars: A Focus on Excellence

CBMA Promise of Place Webinar: A Focus on Excellence – Raising The Bar For Cities Supporting Black Men & Boys!

Beginning Tuesday, October 18th, join our network of cross-sector leaders as we launch the 2016 “Promise of Place Webinar Series,” based on our 2015 report“Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement.” Taking place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, these webinars will offer specific strategies that encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to improve life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.

How do we mobilize and leverage our commitment, relationships and community assets to establish excellence as the standard for the well-being of Black men and boys? The Promise of Place report highlighted 3 key values that cities must embrace to make progress toward this reality:

  • Collective Work and Responsibility: Creating Space for All Concerned, Bound Together by Commitment and Accountability
  • Respect and Recognition: Affirming and Re-imagining Black Men and Boys as Assets in Communities
  • Bold Goals and Outcomes: Setting Aspirational Goals to Guide Collective Work

Each webinar will offer specific strategies to encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to offer promise in the places that Black men and boys reside, as well as provide insights on future city based efforts that CBMA will coordinate. We will also spotlight a different city and the progress they are making to become places of promise for Black men and boys.

See the dates and spotlight cities below to register for the webinars:

Webinar: Ten Lessons for Talking About Race

Join this webinar hosted by The Opportunity Agenda on September 15, from 2 to 3pm EST.

Discussions about race and racism have come to the forefront in social and traditional media recently. This is largely thanks to broad-based movements like the Movement for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter, and their efforts to influence and center the national conversation on policing and justice. But while some have found their voices, many people still struggle with how to bring race into conversations about inequality, injustice, and what kind of country we want to be. Join our webinar to learn a few tips on talking about race, racism and bias, and examples from advocates who have learned how to have these important conversations in their work.

Black Male Re-Imagined III

Save the date! Join the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Perception Institute on Tuesday October 11 at the world-renowned Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for Black Male Re-Imagined III.

It was be a full day of interactive discussions with leading voices from the media and entertainment industries. These conversations will be combined with live music, performances, art and films that consider how we re-imagine a society where the humanity of Black men and boys is valued and celebrated.

Join the conversation leading up to the event using the hashtag #BlackMaleReimagined.

Special Call on Milwaukee

The death of yet another Black man by police — in this case 23-year-old Sylville Smith — further elevated the distressing disparities and conditions too many communities of color are living through.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, CBMA and Cities United joined together to host a special call on Milwaukee, WI. Hear from local and national leaders about what has been happening in Milwaukee over the past couple of weeks, how they are transforming peril into promise in their city, and where we need to go from here.

#ServingYMOC Twitter Chat

Join the Office of Adolescent Health (@TeenHealthGov) with the hashtag #ServingYMOC as they host a Twitter chat on Thursday, June 16 from 1  2pm EDT. They will discuss ways to help young men of color engage as leaders and contributors within their communities, and how providing opportunities for this engagement can support programs’ recruitment and retention efforts among young men.

More information available here.

Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill

Join the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Youth Vote! on May 23 & 24, 2016 for Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill.

In April of 2015 the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Youth Vote! hosted its Inaugural Gathering of Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill and Advocacy Training (BYV Black Male Initiative) at Howard University in partnership with the Ron Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center.

Through this initiative the Black Youth Vote’s Black Male Initiative program was able to train 200 men and boys on how to effectively engage members of Congress. Participants were encouraged to travel back to their home states and continue to utilize their newly developed skill of advocacy.

Through this initiative the participants were able to receive training by Former Congressman Kendrick Meeks prior to going on the congressional visits. This year BYV! will take 500 men and boys to advocate during congressional office visits on issues important to black men our theme is “Moving from protest to policy to polls”. They will also host a Lunch briefing on the State of Black Men.

The priority issues BYV! will focus on will be the importance of increasing incentives and support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to attract more black male teachers and educators, Criminal Justice Reform, Fatherhood, Economic development and training opportunities. The Briefing will be from 10:00am -12:00pm with Legislative meetings scheduled between 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

More information available on Facebook.

Register here.

Cities United 2016

Cities United is hosting its upcoming annual convening on May 3-5, in Birmingham, Alabama. The national convening of mayors, foundation and community leaders will focus on providing technical assistance and capacity-building strategies to support efforts to eradicate gun violence in Black communities across the U.S., particularly among Black males.

Visit to learn more and to register.

Webinar: Implicit Bias in Grantmaking

How Does Implicit Bias Influence Philanthropic Effectiveness? How well do you know your subconscious? Why does it matter? Proven science tells us that our conscious commitments to fairness and equality can be undermined by subconscious assumptions we may not even be aware of.

Join this interactive session with Jeanné Isler, Field Director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; Rachel Godsill, Director of Research at the Perception Institute and Crystal Echo Hawk, President and CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting and a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, to explore the definitions of implicit bias, its effect on all of us as individuals, and its influence on the decisions and trends in our philanthropic institutions. The webinar is hosted by Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP).

March 16, 2016
4-5pm ET

EPIP Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

Register at

Empower Philanthropy 2016

ABFE’s 2016 Annual Conference will commemorate 45 years of advocacy and service for promoting effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.  The conference will be held from April 7 – 9, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland at the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel.  The theme is “Empower Philanthropy!  2016 Annual Conference Presented by ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities – Celebrating 45 Years!”

Empower Philanthropy 2016 will offer workshops tailored specifically for each of ABFE’s three (3) core membership areas for strategic alignment and application of the best and most promising practices that promotes responsive philanthropy in Black communities, including grantmaking institutions, individual donors and non-profit organizations.  This year’s conference will lift-up mutual alignments and fundamental cross sections of this work by:

  • Spotlighting individuals, programs, policies and practices that create improved outcomes for Black communities; Uplift contemporary, innovative and cutting-edge philanthropic strategies through a racial equity lens
  • Take a deep dive into the heart of philanthropy, for which systemic change is formed, and explore how leadership, infrastructure, constituency engagement and organizing for Black communities is governed; and
  • Assemble thought leaders, key organizations and coalitions that share strategic investment practices and effective programs for Black communities.

Registration information can be found at

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Webinar Series

Join the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA) for a series of webinars starting January 14.

January 14th @ 1:00 – 2:15pm ET

MBKA & MENTOR: Overview of Mentoring Boys and Men of Color and Pathways to the Mentoring Effect (click link to register)

Join MBKA for an engaging introduction to the growing movement to provide more caring adults to boys and men of color, as well as a discussion about ways that research suggests mentors can have an impact.

  • Presenters include: (1) Mike Garringer – Director of Knowledge Management at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and 2) Steve Vassor – CEO of Amped Strategies

Thursday, January 21st @ 2:00 – 3:00pm ET

MBKA & Opportunity Youth Network: Leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act & Engaging Workforce Investment Boards (click link to register)

The new federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA is shifting a substantial amount of focus and resources to serving out-of-school and out-of-work youth. Join us for this webinar to hear about this policy’s impact on the field and how you can engage your workforce investment board and leverage resources to serve opportunity youth and boys and men of color.

  • Presenters include: (1) Alex Johnson – Capital Workforce Partners, and (2) Jennifer Kemp – U.S. Department of Labor

Wednesday, February 24th @ 1:00 – 2:15pm ET

MBKA & MENTOR: Review of the ‘Elements of Effective Practice’ for Mentoring Boys and Men of Color (click link to register)

This webinar will review the standard areas of the “Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Fourth Edition” with an emphasis on specific tips and strategies for serving boys and men of color effectively.

  • Presenters include: (1) Mike Garringer – Director of Knowledge Management at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and (2) Brian Sales – Director of Training & Technical Assistance at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership