In 2015, My Brother’s Keeper Detroit brought together more than 100 leaders from Detroit’s civic, corporate and philanthropic communities. Alongside Mayor Duggan and former Mayor Dave Bing, the city of Detroit committed to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge. By convening a broad cross section of the community, My Brother’s Keeper Detroit brought forward a robust agenda designed to support young men of color in a way that connects them to the thriving and growing Detroit economy. It’s our assertion that many members of the Detroit community have been doing this work for generations, while other organizations have recently joined our collective efforts. To that end, five goals were identified.
As MBK Detroit was launched in response to the MBK Community Challenged during the Obama administration in 2015, MBK Detroit is currently undergoing an initiative reset. The Skillman Foundation is partnering with Hampton Consulting to identify local and national organizations that have been working to improve the life outcomes of boys and young men of color--gathering data on which of the five goals these organizations have been focused on, what progress has been made, as well as what the community sees as goals and programmatic focuses for MBK Detroit moving forwrad. Hampton Consulting is working directly with The Skillman Foundation and MBK Detroit leaders--having launched "MBK Detroit: The First Two Years Survey," which will lead to analysis, an impact report, as well as recommendations for MBK Detroit moving foward. In addition, Hampton Consulting has been enlisted to design community engagement celebratory spaces, as well as an initiative reset community launch.