Black Male Achievement

NYU Washington, DC and the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) will co-host a social work day forum featuring Dr. Sean Joe, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Dr. Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration and a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, Dr. Bobby Austin, President of the Neighborhood Associates Corporation, Shawn Dove, Chief Executive Officer at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Adrian V. Burnim, Supervisory Social Worker for the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, and Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr., Founder and Director of CRISP.

While making progress in some areas, African American males have historically lagged behind other groups in the United States in critical areas of employment, education, health and economic outcomes. Columbia University Professor Ronald V. Mincy documented the plight of African American males in his 2006 edited book, Black Males Left Behind published by the Urban Institute Press. Several public and private initiatives have been launched to close the gaps most notably efforts by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement that began in 2008, and My Brother’s Keeper launched in 2014 by President Barack Obama to expand opportunities for young men and boys of color. Social workers across the country have been engaged in research and practice to find answers that would inform programs and policies to address the needs of young black males. This forum brings together leaders in the field who are nationally known for their work to improve black male achievement.

Please note that this program may be filmed and/or photographed.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Program Start
2:30 PM Program End

Abramson Family Auditorium
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Dr. Bobby Austin

Dr. Bobby Austin

Adrian Burnim

Adrian Burnim

Shawn Dove

Shawn Dove

Dr. Sean Joe

Dr. Sean Joe

Dr. Waldo E. Johnson

Dr. Waldo E. Johnson

Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr,

Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr,