My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge

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My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge

The CRC is honored to participate in a leadership summit in Sacramento associated with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative. By Jonathan K. London, Director, Center for Regional Change

This week, the CRC is honored to participate in a leadership summit in Sacramento associated with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative.   Last year, Obama announced that over  100 mayors, county officials and tribal nations have accepted the "MBK Community Challenge" (including Sacramento); an initiative to encourage community leaders across the country to develop plans to improve life outcomes and expand opportunities for all youth, including boys and young men of color.  The summit is co-hosted by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson; José Banda, Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District; Pat Fong Kushida of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce; and Chet Hewitt of the Sierra Health Foundation.  Members of the CRC Nancy Erbstein, Sergio Cuellar and I will present the CRC's research on disparities in youth and community well-being in the Sacramento region.  The invitation represents an exciting opportunity to infuse CRC research with pubic policy and community action.