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My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Difference for Black Youth

Relive the most memorable moments and see how President Obama’s White House initiative has expanded across the country.

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On the South Lawn, President Obama walks in the middle of a group of young men. All have a range of light to deep skin tones. They are wearing a mix of casual and professional attire.
  • Watch
  • Youth

Get to know two young men carrying forward the legacy of MBK

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  • Youth
  • The Arts

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance released a Black History Month reading list for young leaders

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Daniel Fairley II, a Black man with a light skin tone smiles at the camera. He has short black hair and glasses. He is wearing a light purple blazer and a dark purple hoodie.
  • Alumni
  • Leaders

Meet an Obama Leader supporting Virginians in need.

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President Obama poses for a photo with Guitars Over Guns participants. He is surrounded by 17 others with a range of light to deep skin tones.
  • The Arts
  • Youth

Learn more about Nathan, his experience at Guitars Over Guns, and his plans for the future.

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President Obama stands in the middle of a recording studio. He is surrounded by 15 other young people with a range of light to deep skin tones. President Obama has his arms crossed and is wearing black slacks and a gray button down shirt.
  • Youth
  • Chicago

See how President Obama is supporting youth and making a difference for young men.

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A Black man wearing a sweatshirt holds onto the rim of a basketball net, looking upward. The sky behind is a deep blue.
  • Youth
  • Chicago

Check out the Freedom Summer 2023 grant recipients!

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  • Youth
  • Chicago

Creating Safe and Engaging Spaces for Youth

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New Life
  • Youth
  • Chicago

Since 2005, New Life Centers of Chicagoland has addressed the needs of the neighbors surrounding New Life Community Church locations and beyond.

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Activists In Chicago Protest Police Brutality In Death Of George Floyd
  • Youth
  • Equality

I am proud to announce that the MBK Alliance is ramping up our efforts to support our MBK Network. The start of these efforts is our nationwide call to action, Freedom Summer 2022. Communities across the country often experience an uptick in youth violence

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missing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Watch

Here at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, we support communities of color across the United States and Puerto Rico that are taking action to create systemic solutions to the most pressing issues facing boys and young men of color.

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missing
  • Youth
  • Equality

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance began as a call to action for the nation to address the persistent opportunity gaps boys and young men of color face and to ensure all young people can reach their full potential.

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NACA Inspired Schools Network
  • Youth
  • Equality

Change, particularly long-lasting, sustainable change, can never happen in a vacuum.

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Activists In Chicago Protest Police Brutality In Death Of George Floyd
  • Youth
  • Programs

We hope you all have had a safe and fulfilling 2021. Through all of this year’s highs and lows, we continued our commitment to serve boys and young men of color, and with your help, we made progress in communities across the country.

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  • Youth
  • Health & Wellbeing
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Loíza Puerto Rico
  • Youth
  • Health & Wellbeing

This past February, we checked in with the Loíza Alliance for Peace, one of our MBK National Impact Community partners, for a virtual site visit about their effort to keep violence in Loíza at all-time lows.

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President Obama gives remarks at the My Brother's Keeper launch
  • Programs
  • Stories

It’s been seven years since President Obama called on the nation to address the persistent opportunity gaps boys and young men of color face and to ensure all young people can reach their full potential.

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A group photo of people handing out food at a food drive.
  • Stories

For the past two years, MBK Alliance has been proud to champion the work of our Impact and Seed Community partners, and today announced an additional $1 million investment to support their response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice.

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Local Funding
  • Programs
  • Stories

I Am My Brother's Keeper

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  • Programs
  • Stories

Increasing Access to Reliable Transportation in Our Communities with the LyftUp Access Alliance

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Dane Washington Jr
  • Programs
  • Stories

Inspiring Hope in Denver, One Student at a Time

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MBK Las Vegas Conference
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Community Spotlight : RYSE Center
  • Programs
  • Stories

RYSE, our MBK Seed Community Partner based in Richmond, California, opened their doors in 2008 after eight years of youth-led organizing and planning.

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MBK Chicago and President Barack Obama at NBA All Star Weekend
  • Programs
  • Stories

Together with the Joyce Foundation, we hosted a screening of “Just Mercy” on February 24 in Chicago, bringing together hundreds of leading voices from the city to discuss the film’s themes and the potential of restorative justice.

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MBK Chicago and President Barack Obama at NBA All Star Weekend
  • Programs
  • Stories

We were excited to bring MBK Chicago and our Chicago Impact and Seed Partners to the 2020 NBA All-Star festivities in Chicago.

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Leo Mercer - Young Leader Spotlight
  • Programs
  • Stories

Meet Leo Mercer! Leo is an artist and community organizer, born and raised in Oakland, California.

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White House Mentees
  • Programs
  • Stories

President Barack Obama gives remarks on the Trayvon Martin verdict in the James Brady Press Briefing Room on July 19, 2013. President Barack Obama hosts a discussion with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School students.

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MBK Atlanta Relaunches Under Mayor Bottoms’ Leadership
  • Programs
  • Stories

MBK Atlanta Relaunches Under Mayor Bottoms’ Leadership

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Julio Marcial, Senior Director, Youth Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Programs
  • Stories

For more than 40 years, the Liberty Hill Foundation has been Los Angeles’ epicenter for social justice. It’s work has helped incubate cutting-edge social movements, transform neighborhoods, and empower the leaders of tomorrow.

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