Youth unemployment has become a national crisis with 5.5 million Americans ages 16-24 that are not in school or unemployed, with African-American and Latino young adults representing the largest numbers. In particular, Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) are often barred from opportunities that lead to employment pathways and stable livelihoods. We can no longer [...]
The purpose of this data profile is twofold: to present a general picture of the current status of Boys and Men of Color in Oakland and Alameda County, and to highlight disparities in outcomes for Boys and Men of Color compared to their peers.
Urban Strategies Council applauds the Oakland Unified School District’s recent announcement of plans to support the Unity Council’s Latino Men and Boys program at eight schools in the district. With support from multiple partners and local agencies, this unprecedented investment reflects a strong commitment to improving academic, social, and life outcomes for Latino males in [...]
The Boys and Men of Color Indicator Guide identifies the focus indicators for various local and national initiatives to improve the lives of boys and men of color and describes why each indicator is important.
We have just released a new Boys and Men of Color Indicator Guide, which identifies the focus indicators for various local and national initiatives to improve the lives of boys and men of color and describes why each indicator is important. The launch of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative by President Obama early last [...]
This report, A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males (AAM) in OUSD, examines data, best practices, and policies related to attendance and chronic absence and offers recommendations for reducing the levels of chronic absence for AAM in OUSD. The report analyzes one year of attendance data (2010-2011) for AAM in OUSD, looking at [...]
This report begins to answer some of the questions that indicator tracking does not address including: 1. What proportion of African American male students are on course, despite the adverse circumstances they face in Oakland? 2. How do factors such as participating in afterschool programs, living in a high-violence neighborhood, living in a high-poverty neighborhood, [...]
African American males were suspended at a rate more than six times that of white males across the district and over three times the rate of other students. One of three reports that Urban Strategies Council has produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative based on data from the 2010-11 school year, this report [...]
Produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative, this data packet analyzes trends over time for African American male students in Oakland Unified School District in each of the goal areas of the initiative, including attendance, academic achievement, literacy, suspensions, middle school, incarceration, and graduation.
This brief report examines available data about the African American male students who got a perfect CST score in 2009-10 or 2010-11 and, where possible, compares them to other African American boys. In the fall of 2010, a mother whose son had earned a perfect score on one of his California Standards Tests (CST) contacted [...]