What is CBMA?
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a non-profit organization founded by CBMAs' CEO Shawn Dove. CBMA is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys.
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CBMA is the only organization that both supports local leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and facilitating the movement for Black Male Achievement around the country. CBMA was launched in 2008 as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations to address the exclusion of African American men and boys from the economic and political mainstream in the United States. Since its founding, CBMA has now has stretched into a decade of working daringly to accelerate investments, strategies and asset-based narratives in Black men and boys to unprecedented levels.
In 10 years, the CBMA network of leaders and organizations working to advance Black Male Achievement across the country has grown to more than 5,700 individual members and 2,765 organizational members. The organization has catalyzed over $212 million in Black Male Achievement and six national initiatives to anchor the growing field. Funds raised from the Gala will be used to expand CBMA's mission to build beloved communities for Black men and boys by investing in leaders and organizations that are improving life outcomes for Black males across the nation.