Arrive as Many. Rise as One.
Welcome to MBK Rising!, a two-day convening that will bring together in Oakland the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams.
We will kick off with a Day of Service and Community Dinner on Monday, February 18 followed by two full days together for a mix of mainstage sessions, breakout sessions, and evening events. Please note this event is invitation only and registration is closed.
Rise as One
Don’t Miss the Livestream
We will livestream the main stage sessions on Tuesday, February 19 at 3pm PT and Wednesday, February 20 at 9:30am PT and 3:30pm PT. Sign up now for a reminder when the livestream is about to begin.
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A Town Hall with
President Obama will join us to celebrate the progress we have made together, highlight what’s working to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, and lift up the young voices in the room.
Get to Know the Community Competition Winners
In addition to community partners, young people, practitioners, and more, we will welcome MBK Communities who were selected as part of the Community Competition we launched last year.
Explore the MBK Communities
Meet the Video Competition Winners
We opened an application for 10 young people doing exceptional work for young men of color to join us at MBK Rising! You can learn more about the winners here.
Updates from MBK Rising!
Stephen Curry, John Legend to Join President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s First National Gathering in Oakland Read the press release +
Michael B. Jordan, Victor Cruz, Ryan Coogler, Ledisi, Sybrina Fulton, and Rep. Lucy McBath to join MBK Rising! in Oakland Read the press release +
About MBK Rising!
MBK Rising! is a convening that will bring together in Oakland the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams.
Programming will include:
Celebrating the Movement and Strengthening Bonds
Celebrate the progress and impact of MBK Communities and aligned organizations
and local governments working for boys and young men of color.
Connect youth and practitioners to one another, to resources, and to information about what works.
Create a forum to connect, learn new skills, share knowledge and ignite new partnerships.
Lifting Up What Works
Increase understanding about effective solutions for reducing youth violence, mentoring, and collective impact that leads to better outcomes for boys and young men of color.
Highlight the winners of the MBK Community Challenge Competition and other best in class initiatives, organizations and coalitions.
Encourage adoption, replication, and scaling of promising and proven approaches.
Showcasing Leaders and Amplifying Young Voices
Provide boys and young men of color with a forum to drive the agenda, demonstrate their power and strength, and share both the challenges they face and solutions they believe can work.
Celebrate, showcase, and learn from local and national leaders at the forefront of transformational organizations that are reducing barriers, expanding opportunity, and creating lasting, systemic change for our boys and young men.