The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (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.
The Open Society Foundations launched CBMA in 2008 to address the economic, political, social and educational exclusion of Black men and boys from the American mainstream. Since its inception CBMA has been a leading force elevating strategies and investments to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys, and has a six year track record as a foundation-sponsored catalytic leader bringing focus and profile to the disparate actors focused on these outcomes. CBMA is the only national organization in the country with a targeted focus on supporting and strengthening the leaders and organizations advancing Black Male Achievement. As a result, currently there is an unprecedented, growing field of leaders and organizations committed to eliminating the disparities facing Black men and boys in the nation.
As a new entity, CBMA will integrate into its work the activities of the Institute for Black Male Achievement (IBMA), which was created in late 2012 to build the capacity of organizations and leaders, strengthen networks, and improve strategic communications across the BMA field.