What we value
What we do
CBMA is the only organization that both supports local leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and catalyzing the movement for Black Male Achievement around the country. We are defining and building the future we want for ourselves today, where our brothers and sons are seen for the limitless assets they are. We measure our impact through the lens of High School Excellence.
BMA Field Building
Deepening individual and organizational capacity by sharing expert guidance and mobilizing partners on the ground to advance measurable outcomes.
Recruiting and galvanizing the leaders already doing work for Black male achievement across the nation to increase awareness, to drive narrative change that affirms Black men and boys as assets.
High School Excellence
Our work over the coming five years is anchored in one core indicator – increasing the rate of Black males that graduate from high school ready for college and career.
Promise of Place
City by City, we’re preparing young black men for a lifetime of success
Through our national community of over 5200 members and 2700 organizations, , CBMA empowers and connects local leaders and organizations to share knowledge, resources, and best practices to strengthen the field of Black Male Achievement.
HOW WE DO IT
We have identified four strategies needed to drive the movement and further strengthen the field to achieve measurable impact nationally and in select Cities:
We increase awareness of the movement for Black Male Achievement
Create and promote strategic communications, convenings and virtual supports to grow awareness and spur engagement in the BMA field and movement
We monitor and assess efforts of organizations across the nation working with Black men and boys
Track set of major BMA efforts and identify cities to engage with and strengthen the field
We partner with on-the-ground leaders to strengthen their work and amplify the movement
Use results of assessment to develop an engagement and support plan to strengthen BMA building blocks while working with key leadership to establish the conditions for a High School Excellence Place Based Model
We implement strategic initiatives in high schools to increase graduation rates
Implement and measure a coordinated set of communications, capacity strengthening and network building supports in a city that contributes to an increase in the number of college and career ready young black men.