Black Male Advancement
The Office of Black Male Advancement works to empower Black men and boys. We want to ensure they have equitable access to opportunities in the City. As part of our work, we focus on policies, programs, resources, and local and national partnerships.
Our goal is to ensure Black men and boys have support to thrive and share in our City’s prosperity. Our office also directs and supports the efforts of the Black Men and Boys Commission.
Black Male Advancement Small Grant Fund
Our fund allows community-based organizations serving the Black male community in Boston to apply for between $2,500 to $7,500 in grants.
My Brother's Keeper Boston
In 2014, President Obama started the national initiative My Brother's Keeper. We want to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by youth across the U.S.
Young Black Leaders Boston
A program for young Black males in Boston’s high school who want to become more civically engaged and leaders in their communities.
Helping create resources and opportunities for residents with CORIs.
R.E.A.C.H 1000 Mentoring
A collaborative effort among the The Mayor’s Office of Black Male Advancement, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Division of Student Support, and My Brother’s Keeper Boston to strengthen mentoring programs across BPS and support youth development.
Black Men and Boys Commission
The commission advises the Mayor on issues pertaining to Black men and boys and implements initiatives to improve outcomes for Black life in Boston.
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Over $745,000 in Community Empowerment Grants Awarded
Graduation of Young Black Leaders Inaugural Cohort Celebrated