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Black Men Promotion Agency Grants Small Business Grants to 25 Community-led Organizations

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$ 100,000 for organizations that provide critical support to black men and boys

To support the needs of black male residents, the Mayor’s Office for Promotion of Black Men grants $ 100,000 to 25 organizations working to advocate and improve the achievements of black men and boys in Boston. Awarded. The grant will be funded through the My Brother’s Keeper FY22 budget.

“To ensure that Boston is truly a city for everyone, it’s imperative to support a black-led community organization,” F said.Rank Farrow, Secretary-General of the Mayor’s Office for the Promotion of Black Men. “Black Male Advancement is excited to support the critical work of 25 organizations across the Boston region, enhance their capabilities with technical assistance and lead to a stronger support network for black men and boys in our city. I am. “

“The Black Men Promotion Team is continuously working to support community leaders empowering black men, boys and their families,” he said. Marian Jerry Solis Cerbera, Equity and Inclusion Chief.. “We are deeply grateful to the recipients for their dedication to creating resources and solutions for the color community and look forward to continuing to work with them.”

Twenty-five diverse grassroots nonprofits receive up to $ 7,500 each for operational support and capacity building to serve the COVID-19 pandemic-affected black male community. The city’s goals for these small grants are black-led, focusing on one of three areas: (1) financial literacy and entrepreneurship, (2) youth development and mentoring, and (3) civil society. I was focused on connecting and supporting my organization. The money will be used for a wide range of services, including supporting basic needs, mental health programs, and developing artists aimed at helping black men and boys.

“The progress of black men was based on principles by prioritizing and supporting grassroots organizations to ensure that our community had the resources we needed,” he said. Derel’s weather, voice of liberation.. “We are now not only doing the job of’feeding food’on an ongoing basis, but we can also host regular events like the G’s To Gents Event, a direct assistance program. With this grant, we look forward to supporting an additional 200 people through the program. For a liberator like me, this grant is a blessing and the first time we have the money to collaborate in more than 50 events in two years. “

The following organizations will be selected as recipients of this year’s grants:

  • Another path: A career support program for young black men interested in entering the real estate industry.
  • Defeat the odds: The summer program, aimed at the creative development of young people, culminates in the curation of summer art projects and showcase events by artists.
  • Boston Chargers: Operation and capacity development of youth soccer programs. Financial literacy and self-care workshops.
  • Brothers Building: A summer forum focused on the health and well-being of black men in the community.
  • Boston Raiders Youth Football: Operational and mentoring support for young people registered to play in the next football season.
  • Massachusetts Concerned Black Men: Operational support for college tutoring programs that connect black college men with resources and provide mentorship opportunities with young people in Boston and Massachusetts.
  • Copper Civic: Establishing a healing hideout for men, investing in building a black creative economy, and curating artwork for Roxbury youth.
  • Dad ball: Community events for black fathers and their children, new school supplies, annual dodgeball tournaments and cookouts, and running monthly conversation groups with fathers to discuss their views on parenting and family dynamics. support.
  • Daddy and me: Support for local literacy programs and home library operations and capacity building for color families. Daddy & Me’s first annual Family Fundy & Resource Fair.
  • Deke Boxing Power and Fitness: A 6-week boxing camp where students take a boxing 101 and cardio course to learn the basics of boxing.
  • Herc42Skills LLC: Supporting the operation of community events to support young people and families with health and wellness, basic needs and school supplies.
  • King between kings: Operational support for community events and monthly meetings where black men can add value by discussing relevant topics, their businesses, and upcoming ventures.
  • Know thyself: Know thyself. Educational curriculum (black men, blacks, black families, black cultural relationships).
  • No books or balls: Operational support for youth summer basketball and mentoring programs.
  • Nubian Square Foundation: Operational support for a variety of programs that support members of the black community working together to understand housing and development, buy real estate, and buy back Roxbury.
  • Panthers in the NxT era: We support programming and services for young people through sports, mentorship and literacy.
  • One Love Sports Academy: Operational support for enrichment, sports, family programs and wraparound services aimed at providing holistic care to young blacks and their families.
  • Origin Nile Publishing Co: Operational support for a group of artists for events aimed at encouraging young people to read, write and express themselves.
  • Rebel Cause Inc .: We will increase opportunities for artists to develop their professional skills and establish community events to introduce local artists.
  • Score 4 more: Save Our Streets / Silence the Violence Weekend Basketball Tournament & Community Day Event operation support.
  • Team New England: Basically, you need support for youth mental health and the development of a weekly mental health program with expert support.
  • Minority Neighborhood Union: A community dialogue between a black father and son to understand the challenges of living in the Boston area. Public display of images and citations from dialogues in various parts of the community.
  • Voice of liberation: Expansion from G’s to Gents. This is a direct assistance program that creates a safe and transformative space for healing, personal growth and professional development steps from colored men and communities left behind by society. Supporting the operation of the Feed the Hood program, a food support program for families in need.
  • Yard Time Entertainment: A series of innovative sessions tailored to men of color looking for solutions to address mental health.
  • Youth with a plan: Summer programs related to college and career, writing, financial literacy, wellness / fitness, arts and culture.

About the black man promotion mayor’s office

The Black Men Promotion Department works to empower black men and boys to give them fair access to opportunities in the city. The Secretariat also focuses on policies, programs, resources, and local and national partnerships. In addition, BMA directs and supports the efforts of the Black Men and Boys Commission and My Brother’s Keeper Boston. For more information, please visit the BMA website.