421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
Black Male Achievement Portland (BMA) is designed to assist City leaders in their efforts to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys. BMA will help improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys in four key areas: Education, Employment, Family Stability, and Criminal Justice.
Every Black male will have opportunity and access to health, safety, and success.
As a collaborative, the BMA will promote the beliefs and remove barriers that improve access to high quality and equitable employment, education, public safety, and communities.
To accomplish this mission, BMA will act as a convener, facilitator, policy guide, and collective voice to obtain data, push for policy change, increase program scale, and exert influence to create awareness and change for the betterment of Black men and boys.
To help ensure that the work is not subject to a particular political individual or philosophy, the BMA will be housed in the Office of Equity and Human Rights. This office currently sits within the Mayor’s portfolio. This may change in future administrations, but the work will be embedded within the office and be less subject to political philosophies or considerations.
BMA is staffed by C.J. Robbins in the Office of Equity and Human Rights. He may be reached at: 503-823-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Alexander, former Executive Director, Urban League of Portland
Brian Detman, Executive Director, Caldera Arts
Dondrae Fair, Gang Intervention Specialist
Tony Hopson, President, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
Erious Johnson, Jr., Principal at Harmon Johnson, LLC
Joe McFerrin II, President, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)
Clifford C. Meeks, ND, LAc, MPH, Professor and Assistant Coordinator, Sylvania Multicultural Center, Portland Community College
Kevin Modica, Legislative Assistant, Senator Lew Frederick
Kory Murphy, Senior HR Analyst, Multnomah County
Justice Rajee, Elevate Program Manager, Portland Opportunities for Industrialization Center (POIC)
Nathaniel Williams, Founder/Executive Director, Unify Portland
Cupid Alexander, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor Ted Wheeler
Royal Harris, Father Involvement Coordinator, Multnomah County Health Department
Andrew Campbell, Policy Specialist, Multnomah County Health Department REACH Program
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