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Education & Youth in the United States

Education & Youth in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and to help young people achieve in and out of the classroom, prepare for college and careers, and become fully engaged citizens.

Open Society Voices

Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America

March 24, 2014 by Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster 1

A film about the educational journey of two African American boys becomes a tool for communities everywhere.

All Young People in America Deserve the Opportunity to Succeed

February 28, 2014 by Marc Philpart, Andrew Wolk 2

A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.

A New Milestone for America’s Young Men of Color

February 27, 2014 by Kenneth H. Zimmerman 9

A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.

Open Society People

Director Education and Youth Development Program
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore
Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs