Derute and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership network working to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys across America, has committed to a long-term partnership with Derute Consulting Cooperative to facilitate the development of the Black Male Achievement (BMA) field in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
We center our work around lifting up Milwaukee's homegrown BMA heroes and elevating action to move the needle for Black men and boys in our community.
Promise of Place: Milwaukee
In CBMA's 2015 Promise of Place City Index Report, Milwaukee received a featured city rating prompting its inclusion as one of five initial "deep-dive" Promise of Place cities wherein CBMA is targeting resources and investment to impact the BMA field. The four other deep-dive cities include Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Louisville, KY; and Oakland, CA.
Milwaukee's Promise of Place work includes a fundraising campaign to launch and support targeted efforts and scale proven interventions in 2018; a reimagine campaign to change the narrative; technical supports to help the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County strengthen its capacity to impact Black men and boys; and backbone support to coordinate Milwaukee's BMA efforts.
CBMA this year released a second edition report which again profiles Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Black Male Achievement Summit
Stay tuned for details, registration information and sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Milwaukee Black Male Achievement Summit, October 23-26, 2018!