Archive for the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Category

A time for action: Eleven leading philanthropies are taking steps to expand My Brother’s Keeper initiative

November 17th, 2014

In early June, eleven of the nation’s leading philanthropies announced a plan of action to maximize the potential of the private sector to improve life outcomes boys and young men of color as part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The plan was bolstered by $194 million in initial investments in key areas, including […]


White House announces plans for My Brother’s Keeper – style initiative targeting girls

November 14th, 2014

Responding to complaints that they were unfairly excluded from the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for young men, the White House recently announced it will introduce a new initiative focusing on improving the lives young women of color.   On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the White House released a report detailing the work done to help girls […]


Leaders to come together for My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Summit

November 14th, 2014

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has invited the community to convene for a local Action Summit on Nov. 17, at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary to discuss the city’s participation in President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. Michael Smith, Sr. (Special Assistant to the President on My Brother’s Keeper) and Thabiti Boone (President Obama’s […]


Tragedy in Ferguson inspires Presidential program for hope

November 13th, 2014

While speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington D.C., in September President Obama said that the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a “gulf of mistrust” that exists between law enforcement and local residents in many communities.   “Too many young men of […]


Mayor Freeman-Wilson accepts President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

November 13th, 2014

In February, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative, a call to action for cities, towns, counties and Tribal Nations to “build and execute robust plans to ensure that all young people – no matter who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born – can achieve […]




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