The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) developed this first-of-its-kind report to track and communicate how cities’ efforts across the country are advancing Black Male Achievement. The Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement unveils the Black Male Achievement (BMA) City Index, which scores 50 cities according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys.
The report spotlights the 10 cities with the highest scores and provides in-depth profiles of how the three highest-scored cities—Detroit, MI; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC—are responding to the needs of Black men and boys to ensure they achieve their full potential.
The Promise of Place report also details three areas where all cities can and must do better to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys: 1) mobilizing a Black male achievement stakeholder community, 2) reimagining how we perceive Black men and boys and 3) developing and implementing a Black Male Achievement agenda to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys.
Established in 2008 as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. In 2015, CBMA spun off from the Open Society Foundations as an independent entity which supports a growing network of more than 4,700 individuals representing more than 2,500 organizations across the United States, with resources and services for capacity building, network building and strategic communications.