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My Brother's Keeper Sacramento Collaborative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Collaborative is committed to improving outcomes for local boys and men of color.

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Building on research, partnerships and efforts already under way, the MBK Sacramento Collaborative is bringing systems leaders, community partners, youth-serving organizations and young people together to collectively address health, education, employment and justice system disparities for young men of color through policy advocacy, systems change and support for effective programs.

The MBK initiative began in response to President Obama’s signing the My Brother’s Keeper Memorandum in February 2014, calling for national attention focused on “address(ing) persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color”.

MBK Sacramento Collaborative

Aligned with a collective impact model, the structure of the MBK Sacramento Collaborative is designed to support effective and coordinated action across multiple organizations through six elements of engagement:

MBK Sacramento Publications


Obama Foundation invests in Sacramento!

You did it! We are excited to announce that the Obama Foundation has selected Sacramento’s My Brother’s Keeper Collaborative — in partnership with Black Child Legacy Campaign–Healing the Hood and the Positive Youth Justice Initiative — as one of 10 impact communities across the country to receive grants and access to technical assistance to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

The work we do together is from the community, in the community and trusted by the community. Please join us in celebrating this great news and let’s get ready to start this new phase of our work together!

Read the news release and learn more on the Obama Foundation web site.

Share this news and post a video of you and your team telling everyone that you are fired up and ready to go! Use the hashtags #SactownReady, #WeareMBK and #MBKCA


MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship

The MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship is an opportunity for male youth of color, 16-20 years old, who reside or attend school within the City of Sacramento. Eligible applicants commit to completing the nine-month fellowship program with demonstrated interest and willingness to engage in advocacy on behalf of Sacramento young men of color.

Applications for the 2018-2019 opportunity were due by Oct. 26.

Check out the new MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship video



Just Released: MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship Policy Brief

Download it now!


MBK Sacramento Guide to Action 2018

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This guide identifies steps toward improving opportunities for boys and men of color in Sacramento, and highlights policy and systems reform opportunities within four impact areas: Healthy Development, Education, Workforce Development and Justice Systems.
Download the guide

The MBK Sacramento Guide to Action release event was held on April 2 at Sierra Health Foundation.
Read the news release.
See a report on KCRA-3.


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My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative is managed by The Center.