Two years have passed since the president signed a Presidential Memorandum in 2014 establishing the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, a coordinated Federal effort to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

In response to the president’s call to action, nearly 250 communities in all 50 states have accepted the president’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge; more than $600 million in private sector and philanthropic grants and in-kind resources and $1 billion in low-interest financing have been committed in alignment with MBK. New federal policy initiatives, grant programs, and guidance are being implemented to ensure that every child has a clear pathway to success from cradle to college and career, states the MBK Task Force.

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Since MBK’s first anniversary report a little more than one year ago, more than 50 additional

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Source: Black Enterprise » Small Business