National Organizations and Initiative Resources

Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA)

CBMA

CBMA is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA is a growing member network that currently includes more than 4,703 leaders representing nearly 2,555 organizations and programs across the country.  Learn more...

Center for Social Inclusion (CSI)

Center for Social Inclusion

CSI identifies causes of racial inequity at a systems level and works with partners, through research and strategic convenings, to find solutions that promote equity and fairness. They develop policy ideas to transform structural racial inequity, support grassroots leaders and move public will to promote strategies for structural transformation through public policy, sowing seeds of racial, gender and class equity for all.  CSI's mission is to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. Learn more...

Cities United (CU)

Cities United

Launched in 2011, CU is a national movement focused on eliminating the violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. The 76 mayors (and counting) participating in CU intend to reduce violence by 50%, by the year 2020, in each of their cities. Moreover, they are committed to restoring hope to their communities and building pathways to justice, employment, education, and increased opportunities for residents. Learn more...

Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)

Government Alliance on Race and Equity

GARE is a national network of governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Across the country, governmental jurisdictions are: 1)making a commitment to achieving racial equity, 2)focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and 3)working in partnership with others. When this occurs, significant leverage and expansion opportunities emerge, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities. Use their Racial Equity Tool Kit in your city to address systemically-driven racial disparities.  Learn more...

My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative

My Brother's Keeper

In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to leaders of cities, towns, counties and tribes to become "MBK Communities." This challenge asked municipal leaders and local elected officials to work with community stakeholders to develop and implement strategies that support positive life outcomes for all youth, especially for boys and men of color, from cradle to career.  Over 250 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives from across the country accepted the President's challenge and committed to accomplishing at least two of its six goals.  Learn more...