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My Brother's Keeper: San Jose

In September 2014, President Obama invited local governments across the country to join the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge with the goal that boys and young men of color should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of circumstances. San José Mayor Sam T. Liccardo accepted this challenge and in partnership with Dr. Emmett Carson, CEO and President of Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosted the Local Action Summit for My Brother’s Keeper San José (MBK: SJ) in May 2015. 

On December 3, 2015, the Mayor and SVCF hosted a community convening where they released a draft document “My Brother’s Keeper: San José, Working Together to Ensure Boys and Young Men of Color Thrive: A Policy and Program Review and a Framework for Action,” for community input.The thirty-day public comment period on the draft report closed on January 3, 2015.

MBK: SJ demonstrates a public commitment from the City of San José and SVCF to create a community where boys and young men of color can thrive and provides a platform for collaborative impact by many community partners to achieve one common aspiration: making San José a city where every child can dream, achieve and thrive.

A final report will be released in the coming months.