With support from the Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the YEF Institute has launched a new, 16-month technical assistance initiative focused on improving education, work and family outcomes for black men and boys.
The YEF Institute has received support from the Open Society Institute (OSI) to engage municipal leaders in OSI's Campaign for Black Male Achievement, a multi-issue, cross-fund strategy to address black men and boys' exclusion from economic, social, educational, and political life in the U.S. The YEF Institute's Municipal Leadership for Black Male Achievement initiative will strengthen municipal leaders' capacity to improve outcomes for young black males in the areas of education, work and family.
NLC and the Oakland-based National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) have initiated a network of 13 major cities in California to combat gang violence and victimization. The California Cities Gang Prevention Network, the first of its kind in the nation, focuses on successful policies and practices that interweave prevention, intervention, enforcement and a community's "moral voice" as an alternative to prison-only solutions.
With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the YEF Institute worked with six cities - Denver; Hartford, Conn.; Newark, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; Roanoke, Va.; and St. Louis - to help municipal leaders reengage disconnected youth through cross-system collaboration.