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MBK Leadership Network

My Brother’s Keeper Network


The MBK Leadership Network launched in August 2019 as an online space for local leaders to acquire knowledge and practical skills, promote innovation, share best practices, and cultivate authentic connections to advance their local MBK Alliance missions.

With the MBK Leadership Network, we hope to:

  • Address the need for continuous learning, development, and impact

  • Create common knowledge and shared understanding

  • Mobilize local leaders to assess progress and map measurable goals

  • Promote evidence-based models and approaches

Who Is the Leadership Network For

Organizations that have the capacity and desire to become a designated backbone lead for their MBK Community are eligible to join the MBK Leadership Network. A backbone organization must be a designated community-based organization, public/private partnership, a governmental-appointed agency, or tribal designated entity. There can only be one MBK backbone organization in an MBK Community.

Join the MBK Leadership Network

Is your organization or government entity ready to become a backbone entity of an MBK Community to positively impact the life outcomes of boys and young men of color?

Past Webinars & Trainings

MBK Leadership Forum

Held in 2022, the MBK Alliance Leadership Forum was a virtual gathering of MBK Communities that are making notable progress to reduce barriers and expand opportunity for boys and young men of color.

leadership forum

"What Works" Showcase: Restorative Practices and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Detroit’s Eastside community hosts the highest incidence of youth crime in Wayne County, in addition to the disproportionately high risk factors that impact juvenile crime rates: substantiated and unsubstantiated incidents of abuse/neglect and the highest number of returning citizens. Black Family Development Inc. (BFDI) is implementing an evidence-based, restorative treatment and prevention model to curb juvenile delinquency and violent crime. In 2018, 100% of juveniles served remained free of crime while enrolled in BFDI programs, and 90% remained free of crime after two years in the program. This learning call will integrate a discussion of the direct services that BFDI is employing to curb juvenile delinquency and the complementary institutional reforms that they are advancing to produce systemic change.

We want to acknowledge the following partners who shared their expertise and knowledge with MBK Community leaders: National League of Cities, Bloomberg Associates, PolicyLink and Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, StriveTogether, Thrive Chicago and Becoming A Man – Youth Guidance, Los Angeles County Division of Youth Diversion and Development, and Black Family Development.


MBK Story Telling

MBK Storytelling is an opportunity for MBK Community leaders to come together and share personal stories from their lives that connect them to our work and our mission. The purpose of these conversations is to connect us with one another and our values. They will be hosted twice this year as a pilot to assess interest and impact.

Support the work of My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Help unleash the power of communities working together to solve problems for boys and young men of color by giving to the Obama Foundation today.

The Barack Obama Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 46-4950751).