Building Opportunity for Boys & Men of Color
When boys and men of color succeed, Milwaukee succeeds.
Challenges faced by Black, Latino and Native American boys and men – those most disproportionately impacted by racial disparities in Milwaukee – also affect families, neighborhoods and the social and economic fabric of the entire community.
Nonprofits working with boys and men of color, and all organizations, can and must do more if our community is to thrive. The Nonprofit Center's biennial conference strengthened the resolve and capacity of local nonprofits. More than 250 attendees gathered at the Italian Conference Center and:
~ Explored the barriers, racial disparities and stereotypes that limit opportunity for boys and men of color
~ Learned from and engaged with expert presenters and panelists working in the community
~ Got tools, program ideas, and ways to leverage new funding and other resources
Contact us for more information on staying involved in the work to build opportunity for boys and men of color in Milwaukee. The conference was just a start -- watch for details on followup activities and workshops.
The Nonprofit Center conference was part of Boys and Men of Color Week in Milwaukee October 26-November 1, the first week of its kind in the nation.
This powerful series of events was presented by a partnership of organizations laying the groundwork for continued action and community investment in this critical work. Other events during the week included:
10/26: Day of Healing, Prayer and Fellowship for Boys and Men of Color
10/27: Creating a Cooperative Vision for Boys and Men of Color
10/28: Community Day of Dialogue (share with us on Twitter @BMOCMKE)
10/29: Leadership Symposium for the funding community
10/31-11/1 Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit
Help shape a cooperative vision for boys and men of color! The Research Center for Urban Education Leadership Development at UW-Milwaukee is conducting a research project titled Shaping a Cooperative Vision for Boys and Men of Color: A Study of Southeast Wisconsin Organizational Resources and Priorities. Anyone who works for Milwaukee area organizations that provide direct services to youth and families of color is invited to take part in this important survey and site visit. Click here for survey details.
Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors