We started My Brother’s Keeper so that every boy and young man of color in America would know that their dreams mattered as much as any other child’s.
Joined on 15 April, 2015
🗣 This year, we’re honoring Dr. King’s legacy with a virtual week of service and learning. Join us for community conversations on the state of activism, housing justice, MLK’s radical teachings and more.
Follow the link to sign up today ☑️
Shoutout to @MBK_Cambridge and all the MBK Communities that are creating safe, virtual ways to engage our youth this weekend! Despite the pandemic, #MLKDay will still be a moment for service, learning, and reflection. #WeAreMBK
NYSED congratulates Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. on his unanimous election today as Chancellor of the Board of Regents! Dr. Young will be the first African American to serve in this position. @lwyjr_
Congratulations to our friend @lwyjr_ on his historic election as chancellor—the state's top education job—this week. He was instrumental in founding @NYSMBK and remains a tireless champion for our boys and young men! #WeAreMBK
WATCH: As families in Charlotte face the steepest climb out of poverty for a major U.S. city, @MBKCLTMeck is focusing on literacy and career readiness to offer local boys and young men of color their best shot at a bright future. #WeAreMBK
Why Second Chance Pell? A RAND study found that incarcerated individuals who participate in any kind of educational program are up to 43 percent less likely to return to prison, appear to be far more likely to find a job after their release, and more.
#FBF In 2015, the Obama administration launched a new effort—thanks in part to the recommendations of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force—to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to attend college: the Second Chance Pell pilot program.
"How can our tools help you do more, reach more communities, unlock more meaningful data insights?"—@merisahw, senior director of the justice reform initiative at @Microsoft, on the tech sector’s role in democratizing data and driving reforms. See more:
Start the year by getting involved with the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance! From becoming a mentor to supporting your local MBK Community, explore the many ways you can make a difference with us.
We hope you’ll join us and take action. #WeAreMBK
Thank you to every MBK youth and community leader, local and national partner, donor, and champion for—in the words of the late Congressman John Lewis—being bold, brave, and courageous in 2020.
We look forward to even more progress in 2021. #WeAreMBK
All year, we’ve seen MBK Communities stepping up and stepping into this moment with innovation, creativity, and endurance. Read more about some of the local funding that made their timely shifts in programmatic and organizational focus possible:
#TheWayForward is a five-part webcast series that focuses on what dehumanization is, how it has impacted boys and young men of color, and the solutions to disrupt it so that we can rebuild together in new and better ways. #DisruptDehumanization
Catching up on all you might have missed in 2020? Be sure to see @Forward_Promise’s #TheWayForward. Each episode is a powerful look at a different way dehumanization affects boys and young men of color and their communities as a whole.
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