Webinar Recap - Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement: Strategies for Success

In the wake of Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the burgeoning #blacklivesmatter movement, the campaign to improve black male achievement has become more urgent than ever. During this webinar, we were joined by policy and communications experts who've been building and sustaining the movement for years. Through the lens of the Foundation Center's landmark report, "Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement" we explored the capacity-building and systems-change strategies from the bird's eye to the grassroots to learn what's working.


  • Seema Shah, Director of Research for Special Projects, Foundation Center
  • Marc Philpart, Director, Boys and Men of Color Initiatives, PolicyLink
  • Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Senior Fellow, CLASP
  • Rashid Shabazz, Vice President of Communications, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Additional Resources:
BMAfunders website Campaign for Black Male Achievement website Videos: Building a Beloved Community, DC Event A Time for Action: Mobilizing Philanthropic Support for Boys and Young Men of Color. This executive summary -- released by 11 foundations -- provides a plan to maximize the potential of the private sector to work collectively with the public sector to improve life outcomes for America's boys and young men of color. The report outlines goals, identifies strategies for achieving those goals, and announces key initiatives and funding partnerships. Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement is a newly released report that maps the landscape of work in the area of black male achievement and offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward.

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