Ben Jealous Encourages Hundreds of College Bound Bay Area Black Men to “Decide to Take on the Fight” at Graduation Event

Last night,  more than one hundred of the Bay Area’s college bound black men and their families heard words of praise and inspiration from Kapor Center for Social Impact Venture Partner and former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.  Jealous was the keynote speaker at the College Bound Brotherhood graduation ceremony at the Kaiser Center. “We should not take for …

Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers and Jose Antonio Vargas

The Kapor Center and our partners at Define American screened the film Documented, written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas, to an audience of more than 250 people on Tuesday January 28th at the Kaiser Center in Oakland. The film was an inspiring portrait of Jose, who, after winning the Pulitzer Prize for his writing with the Washington Post on …

2012 College Bound Brotherhood Grants

2012 College Bound Brotherhood Grants ASAP San Francisco, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. Bayview Association for Youth San Francisco, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. East Bay College Fund Oakland, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. East Oakland Youth Development Center Oakland, CA $25,000 for College Brotherhood work. James Morehouse Project El Cerrito, CA $25,000 for …

New study finds Black male high school graduation rates trail Whites nearly 30 percent

Only 52 percent of Black males and 58 percent of Latino males who graduated in 2010 received high school diplomas compared to 78 percent of their White male counterparts says the latest study released last week by the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Although the study shows an increase in graduation rates for young men of color since 2001-02, the …