My Brother's Keeper Initiative

MBK Community Challenge
Posted on 03/19/2019
Image of Summit County LogoIn 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. Later that year, the Obama Administration issued the MBK Community Challenge as a call to action for communities to build and execute a program that addresses the initiative’s six milestones:
  • Enter school ready to learn;
  • Read at grade level by third grade;
  • Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
  • Complete post-secondary education or training;
  • Successfully enter the workforce; and
  • Reduce violence and provide a second chance to justice-involved youth.
The Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University has taken the lead on this initiative throughout the state and applied for an AmeriCorps VISTA grant. The project was awarded, providing nine VISTA positions to MBK communities in Ohio, with the Summit County chapter being one. Visit the website where the opportunity is posted, along with instructions for anyone interested in applying. The candidate needs to be selected by April 30, with a start date in June. For questions or more information, contact Whitney Spencer at 330.643.2659.

Candidates can apply for the position by creating an account and application at My AmeriCorps.
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