More Than $100 Million Pledged for My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

The White House has announced new commitments totaling more than $100 million in support of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative launched in February to expand opportunity and improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

The latest commitments to the public-private partnership include $50 million from the nonprofit Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, to connect Silicon Valley innovators with school districts working to redesign high schools to meet the needs of the new economy and develop educational models that increase engagement and success among underserved students.

PND, July 22, 2014, Volume 20, Issue 28