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My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Are you and your organization interested in joining your local MBK Community or looking to start a new MBK Community in your city or state? Register today to learn more about becoming part of the MBK Leadership Network.

What is the MBK Leadership Network?

The MBK Leadership Network is a nationwide collective of backbone leads who are actively working to create meaningful change across the 6 MBK Milestones and engaging with the rest of the network for shared learning, regional and national collaborations, and support in the ongoing certification process.

Who can join the MBK Leadership Network?

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. To learn more about building a backbone organization, watch our video below.

What are the steps to becoming part of the MBK Leadership Network?

  1. Submit your information through the registration form on this page.

  2. Attend the next Orientation to My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA). Orientation calls are held every other month to introduce the work of MBKA. During this call, we will also discuss the MBK Leadership Network and our certification process in detail.

  3. Confirmed backbones receive an invitation to the MBK Leadership Network Online Platform and create your online profile. 

  4. Attend an MBK Leadership Network Onboarding Session where you will be introduced to your MBK Community Coach.

  5. Meet with your MBK Community Coach and begin the certification process

If you are looking to connect with the MBK Alliance in other ways such as partnering with the Alliance on a national level, volunteering with a local MBK Community, locating an internship or career opportunity or finding services for a family member, please visit our Get Involved page to learn more. If you want to stay up to date on MBK Alliance and MBK Leadership Network news and announcements, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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Building a Backbone – MBK Leadership Forum

MBK Leadership Forum: Building a Backbone

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