Introducing the 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellows

In 2013, the Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green awarded the Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship to eleven social entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing the lives of black men and boys in the United States. The new BMA Fellows, representing eight organizations, will receive $70,000 in seed funding for their innovative nonprofits.

Jason Panda

B Holding Group, LLC/b condoms
Leveraging condom sales to decrease teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.

Laura Weidman Powers

Creating pathways in technology for African-American men.

Chelsey Roebuck

Encouraging the growth of socially responsible leaders in engineering and science.

Kalimah Priforce

Qeyno Labs
Making career day an everyday experience at school.

Harlyn Pacheco & Ricardo Rodriguez

Transforming content for the modern classroom.

Jen Porter & Jane Wilson

The Reset Foundation
Empowering incarcerated young black men to succeed.

Claire Blumenson & Sarah Comeau

The School Justice Project, Inc.
Protecting the special education rights of young black men during incarceration and reentry.

Momo Akade

Bridging the racial and ethnic divide in the field of computing.