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Education and Engagement Committee Overview

By Kumari Ghafoor-Davis

Education and Engagement

     The Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. Education and Engagement Committee works to provide informative resources and referrals. The committee connects with community organizations and forms partnerships with law enforcement agencies, schools and other organizations to support the growth, development, and success of Black boys and men. Moms can get information and resources to be even better moms and seek guidance about their children’s social, academic and emotional development when they have questions or when their children are struggling in school. As moms, we know that education decreases victimization, so we must support all moms to assist their children in being self-sufficient as well as socially, emotionally and academically empowered. Moms who want to be a part of the Education and Engagement Committee and/or moms who have questions about their sons pertaining to education, can reach out to us at [email protected].

     The Education and Engagement Committee also has partnered with San Diego State University to provide a free online course titled “Black Minds Matter” this fall. This opportunity, led by Dr. Luke Wood, an Associate Professor at the college, can be utilized by our moms as a resource. The “Black Minds Matter” course will focus on addressing the experiences and realities of Black boys and men in education and the ways Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course also will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students, as well as offer research based strategies for improving their success. There will be several speakers during the series. Many are professors at other universities, such as the University of Southern California; UCLA; and the University of Chicago. Other partner organizations are: The Campaign for Black Male Achievement; The Education Trust West (a policy organization led by the former Secretary of Education under President Obama) and Our Scholarship Matters (an apparel company that helped fund/promote the course).

     Moms of Black Boys United, Inc., the 501c3 sister organization of MOBB United for Social Change (MUSC), needs donations to provide the much needed support to moms and sons. Pleaselearn more about fundraising plans and what else you can do to help. The work is crucial, so we hope you'll consider donating today at

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