Welcome to BMA
The City of Milwaukee Black Male Achievement (BMA) Initiative was created to address the multitude of challenges that place young Black boys and men of color across our city at a significant educational, economic and social disadvantage, especially compared to others around the state and country. It led to the creation of the City of Milwaukee Black Male Achievement Advisory Council (BMAAC) by City ordinance.
The BMAAC is comprised of various levels of government, business, faith-based, education, philanthropic, and other community leaders. It is empowered by City ordinance to mobilize the community to create and advance a common black and minority male achievement policy agenda, provide for a funding apparatus and align local efforts using common measures of success. Since 2014, the City’s Common Council has allocated funding to support various initiatives that concentrate efforts on improving education, employment, family, health and public safety outcomes.
The City of Milwaukee’s My Brother’s Keeper Action (MBK) Plan is an outcome of the BMAAC. It is a direct response to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge and frames much of the work of the BMAAC. View more detailed information about MBK.