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Building Public Commitment and Engaging Diverse Stakeholders

MBK Leadership Forum


This panel conversation provided an overview on Houston’s Citywide Effort to Address Implicit Bias in School Discipline and how it was built to be a “grass top” initiative, working with and following the lead of the community. 

Expected Outcomes

  • Viewers will understand how local government co-creating with advocacy groups, youth and community provides the transparency needed to build real trust

  • Viewers will understand that system change is always multi-system.

  • Viewers will understand that systems can not easily become “Persons of Trust” for community, but they empower and build relationships with those who are

Marcus Ceniceros,  Educational Equality Opens in a new tab

Vanessa Ramirez, Strategic Partnerships Manager,  Harris County Juvenile Probation Department Opens in a new tab

Ashton Millet,  Community Organizer, Graduate Student, University of Houston Opens in a new tab

Moderated by:

Kristi Rangel – Public Health Education Chief,  Houston Dept. of Public Health Opens in a new tab

Marcus Ceniceros
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Marcus Ceniceros, Educational Equality


The MBK Framework

The MBK Equity Framework is a resource designed for any community looking to improve the lives of boys and young men of color and underserved youth.