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My Brother’s Keeper Alliance opens online application and announces additional million dollars for its inaugural MBK Community Challenge Competition

Today, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, opened an online application for its MBK Community Challenge Competition.

The purpose of this RFP is to identify, and invest in, up to 12 communities that accepted the MBK Community Challenge, that are making steady progress, and that have the potential to be proof points for what it takes to substantially improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color, especially as it relates to reducing youth violence and growing the pipeline of mentors having a measurable impact on boys and young men of color. And, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is also announcing a new partnership with the California Endowment to create an additional $1 million grant for communities from the State of California to apply for.

The Competition will provide select winning communities with a team of experts and practitioners to support planning, implementation, infrastructure development and spotlighting progress and lessons learned. Combining  the resources for organizations, staffing, technical assistance and in-kind support, MBK Alliance will invest more than $5 million nationwide, including more than $1 million in Chicago and $1 million in California.

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2018. Additional information on the Competition can be found HERE.

Read the press release announcing the Competition HERE.


Contact: Rae Robinson Trotman,  [email protected] Opens in a new tab