“I have always believed that the single most important task we have as a nation is to make sure our young people can go as far as their dreams and hard work will take them. It is the single most important thing we can do for our country’s future. And we’ve got to do it together.”

President Barack Obama

In 2014, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and issued a powerful call to action to close opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. The initiative sparked candid dialogue and action around the country to help more of our young people reach their dreams, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

To scale and sustain this mission, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) was launched in 2015 as an independent nonprofit organization. Since launching, a national movement has grown: Nearly 250 cities, counties, and Tribal Nations have accepted the MBK Community Challenge — President Obama’s call to action to adopt innovative approaches, strengthen support, and build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color — scores of new initiatives have been implemented, and there has been an exponential increase in aligned private sector commitments, all helping to reduce barriers and expand opportunity.

Today, as an initiative of the Obama Foundation, MBK Alliance leads a national call to action to build safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear paths to opportunity. Alongside our partners across sectors, we will accelerate impact in targeted communities, mobilize citizens and resources, and promote what works, all with the goal of encouraging mentorship, reducing youth violence, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color.


We believe every young person deserves equal opportunity to achieve success, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Our vision is to make this a reality for all of our nation’s boys and young men of color, each and every one of whom is critical to our collective success. By realizing this vision, we are creating a brighter, more promising future not just for our boys and young men of color, but for the country.

MBK Alliance is committed to leading the way to ensure success for all youth.



Broderick Johnson

Partner, Bryan Cave; Former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary; Chair


Joe Echevarria

Former CEO, Deloitte LLP


Scott Budnick

Founder and President, Anti-Recidivism Coalition


Toni Cook Bush

Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs, News Corp


Arne Duncan

Managing Partner, Emerson Collective, Chicago CRED; Former U.S. Secretary of Education


Lori Fouché

Head of Individual Solutions, Prudential Financial


Tom Geddes

CEO, Plank Industries


Walter Isaacson

Former CEO, Aspen Institute


George Logothetis

Chairman and CEO, Libra Group


Robert Raben

Founder and President, The Raben Group


John Rogers

Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments


Juan Sabater

Partner, Valor Equity Partners


Jim Shelton

President, Chan Zuckerberg Education


Tony West

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Uber


David Williams

Policy, Government Relations and Citizenship, Deloitte LLP