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I. OVERVIEW

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys: Building a Stronger America by Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color
Angela Blackwell, President, PolicyLink and Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California (1.2MB, 37 pages)

Young Latino and African American Males: Their Characteristics, Outcomes, and Social Conditions:
Belinda Reyes and Monique Nakagawa, California State University, San Francisco(1.5 MB, 32 pages)

II. PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES

Invisible Students: Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap: David Kirp, University of California, Berkeley (914 kb, 34 pages)

Doing What It Takes to Prepare Black and Latino Males for College: What We Can Learn from Efforts to Improve New York City’s Schools: Edward Fergus and Pedro Noguera, New York University (2.11 MB, 47 pages)

Alternative Schools in California: Academic On-Ramps or Exit Ramps for Black, Latino and Southeast-Asian Boys?: Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, University of California, Berkeley and Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University (827 Kb, 20 pages)

Beyond Zero-Tolerance: Creating More Inclusive Schools by Improving Neighborhood Conditions, Attacking Racial Bias and Reducing Inequality: Susan Eaton, Harvard University (927 Kb, 36 pages)

Stopping Gangs with a Balanced Strategy: Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression: Diego Vigil and Gil Conchas, University of California, Irvine(835 Kb, 21 pages)

A Radical Healing Approach for Black Young Men: A Framework for Policy and Practice: Shawn Ginwright, California State University, San Francisco (875 Kb, 29 pages)

III. TRANSITIONS TO EMPLOYMENT AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

Building Pathways to Post-secondary Success for Low-Income Young Men of Color:Linda Harris and Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC(1.31MB, 48 pages)
The Equity Scorecard: A Process for Building Institutional Capacity to Educate Young Men of Color:Frank Harris, III, California State University, San Diego; Estela Mara Bensimon and Robin Bishop,

IV. HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND JUSTICE SYSTEMS

Improving the Health of Young Men and Boys of Color:Natalie Slopen and David Williams, Harvard University (1MB, 51 pages)

The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development: Dolores Acevedo Garcia, Lindsay E. Rosenfeld, Nancy McArdle and Theresa L. Osypuk, Northeastern University (1.58 MB, 53 pages)

Approaching the Health and Wellbeing of Boys and Men of Color through Trauma-Informed Practice: Theodore Corbin, Sandra Bloom, Ann Wilson, Linda Rich, and John Rich, Drexel University (1.06MB, 26 pages)

On the Outside: The Psychological and Practical Consequences of Parental Incarceration on Children:Sarah Lawrence and Jennifer Lynn-Whaley, University of California, Berkeley (985 Kb, 37 pages)

Big Boys Don’t Cry, Black Boys Don’t Feel: The Intersection of Shame and Worry on Community Violence and the Social Construction of Masculinity among Urban African American Males – The Case of Derrion AlbertWaldo E. Johnson, Jr., University of Chicago; David J. Pate, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Jarvis Givens, University of California, Berkeley (903 Kb, 35 pages)

V. THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Trajectories of Opportunity for Young Men and Boys of Color: Built Environment and Placemaking Strategies for Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities:Deborah L. McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent and Ariel H. Bierbaum, University of California, Berkeley (958 Kb, 43 pages)

VI. THE ROAD AHEAD

Minding the Gap: Strategic Philanthropy and the Crisis among African American Boys and Young Men: Tia Elena Martinez, U.S. Department of Education; Susan J. Colby, The Bridgespan Group; and, Lisa Quay, University of California, Berkeley (1.06 MB, 45 pages)

Getting to the Root Causes of Social and Economic Disconnection:Maria Ledesma, University of Utah and Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, University of California, Berkeley (794 Kb, 12 pages)