CBMA nurtures a vibrant network of leaders and organizations working on the ground to drive positive outcomes for Black men and boys
BMA Life OutcomesThese indicators can inform targeted strategies to improve outcomes and forecast the need for age- and socioeconomic- specific policies, programs, and practices.
BMA FundersBMAfunders is funded by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA originated as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations and in January 2015 spun off as a stand-alone
Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice
Reviews racial disparities in school discipline research. The brief explores the impact of school suspension on children and families, including a potentially harmful and racially disparate impact. It also examines whether frequent disciplinary exclu.. sion from school is educationally justifiable and whether other discipline policies and practices might better promote a safe and orderly learning environment while generating significantly less racial disparity.
Breaking Barriers 2: Plotting the Path Away from Juvenile Detention and Toward Academic Success for School-age African American Males
Manual for practitioners and policymakers that discusses racial disparities who experience differential treatment in the criminal justice system.
Racial Gaps in Early Childhood: Socio-emotional Health, Developmental, and Educational Outcomes Among African-American Boys
Calls on local officials to reconsider policies of large-scale drug arrests and to move toward encouraging partnerships between law enforcement and social service providers in order to provide a broader range of options for people needing assistance...
African American Father Involvement and Preschool Children’s School Readiness
Develops hypotheses to describe the behaviors and conditions associated with reducing delinquent behaviors and juvenile justice system involvement, and improving academic functioning among black males. The report also discusses academic potential, so.. cial and historical context and failures of educational and juvenile justice policies and practices, and the resilience of the participants.
Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn
Summarizes the results of research including a literature review and interviews with leaders from programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. The conclusion provides .. recommendations for programs, intermediaries and researchers in the after-school field.
Invisible Students: Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap
Documents the achievement gap of African American boys, then assesses evidence-based strategies that hold promise of bridging that gap. Those strategies range from high-quality early education and skill-building reading programs to mentoring initiati.. ves and interventions that address stereotype vulnerability. The paper offers new data that demonstrates the isolated effects on black males. Interventions from kindergarten through college are recommended.
Man Up: Recruiting and Retaining African-American Male Mentors
Examines three dominate themes that impact mentoring programs across the country: (1) organizations having waiting lists of pre-teen and teenage African American males seeking mentors, (2) organizations discussing concerns about recruiting and retain.. ing African American male mentors, (3) organizations not having specific recruitment strategies targeted toward recruiting and retaining African American male mentors.
Increasing the Achievement of African American Males
Factors that contribute to the academic achievement gap between African American males and their counterparts. The three overarching factors included (1) those aspects that were germane to the student--socioeconomic status, nutritional issues, and se.. lf-esteem-related concerns; (2) factors related to parental involvement; and (3) in-school dynamics such as teacher expectations/perceptions, teacher quality, lack of culturally responsive instruction, and limited school resources.
Prisons, Pipelines, and the President: Developing Critical Math Literacy through Participatory Action Research
Findings from a participatory action research (PAR) project involving seven high-school aged black males in South Los Angeles. Students undertook research to empirically verify and qualitatively explore narratives concerning incarceration and univers.. ity enrollment. Using math “counter-stories” as a unique synthesis of critical and mathematical literacies supported through PAR, implications for re-orientation of high school-aged black males towards mathematics are discussed.