When Schools and Nonprofits Collaborate with Faith-based Organizations

Amachi is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that recruits volunteers from faith-based organizations to mentor the children of incarcerated parents. However, it has a waiting list for each of its programs. It’s hard to find enough adults to mentor the children, says the organization’s president, Rev. W. Wilson Goode Sr.

Providing Support for Young Black Men in College

Young African-American men are far less likely to graduate from college than other segments of the population.

A little more than one-third of full-time black male college students got a degree in six years, compared with 59 percent of white male students, according to a December 2016 report by the research firm MRDC.

Palm Beach County Creates Master Plan for Youth

“Nobody thinks we are a county in which kids go hungry, but we are,” said Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County youth services director. The county recently released a master plan, drawing together many parties — including youth themselves — to define and address problems.

Former Attorney General Holder Urges Action on Racial Issues Under Trump

Panelists at a discussion on race spoke mostly about collective response to a president they fear will roll back the rights of people of color, as well as other groups.
“Start where you are,” said DeRay McKesson, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. “I didn’t get a call from Harriet Tubman to be an activist.”