My Brother’s Keeper: Creating Opportunities for Boys & Young Men of Color
“There are a lot of kids out there who need help, who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement. And is there more that we can do to give them the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them?”
– President Barack Obama, July 19, 2013
Since July of last year, The Community Foundation has been working with a small gathering of philanthropic entities, The Greater Washington Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, to coordinate efforts impacting Boys and Men of Color in the region. We were delighted that the President announced My Brother’s Keeper in late February of 2014. We are working to ensure that the perspectives of local practitioners, funders, government officials, corporations, and boys and young men of color are included in the design of the strategy being developed by the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force.
We invite you to join us for a special My Brother’s Keeper listening session, where we will gather your suggestions for effective policies, programs and philanthropic activities that the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task should consider and include in its strategy development process. Details below – we hope you can join us. We want to hear from you.