MBK Rising! is a convening that brought 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. Keep reading to see highlights and learn more about the event and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
We livestreamed every main stage session at MBK Rising! From President Obama and Steph Curry, to Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, take a moment to watch the powerful conversations over the course of the event. See more highlights. Opens in a new tab
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 +
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:
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.
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.
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.