In this briefing Pedro Noguera and Ronald Mincy, members of the Schott Foundation for Public Education’s Black Male Donor Collaborative (BMDC) who work in partnership with leading researchers in urban education, will discuss policy recommendations dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap among black male students.
Panelists from philanthropy, academia, and the corporate sector as well as practitioners will share insights needed to coordinate and make effective grants, leverage resources, and influence a change agenda to eliminate the academic inequities among black males.
A philanthropic partner of the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the BMDC seeks to improve the academic achievement of black males through strategic philanthropy aimed at transforming the academic trajectory and educational resources for black males in New York City. The goal is to close the academic achievement gap and raise the academic performance, graduation rates, and college and employment readiness of black males.
- Lester Young, New York State Department of Education
- Pedro Noguera, Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University
- Ronald Mincy, Director, Center for Research on Fathers, Children, and Family Well-Being, Columbia University School of Social Work
- Roger Blissett, RBC Capital Markets
- Shawn Dove, the Open Society Foundations, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
- Richard Gray (Moderator), Director of Community Organizing and Engagement, Comunity Involvement Program