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The Power of Data to Address Inequities: The Case of Oakland’s African American Male Achievement Initiative

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  • Who we are:a social impact organization using the tools of research, policy, collaboration, innovation, and advocacy to achieve equity and social justice.Our mission: to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
  • Who we are:a social impact organization using the tools of research, policy, collaboration, innovation, and advocacy to achieve equity and social justice.Our mission: to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
  • to form the AAMAI and to place staff, employed by the nonprofit organizations, within the school district administrative structureto be in partnership with the district and its staff; to voice support when the efforts and directions merit it, but to be critical when called for as well1) data- since we have had access to individual student records, although masked with proxy id numbers; 2) holding confidences regarding internal dynamics.

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  • GRANTMAKERS FOR EDUCATION URBAN EDUCATION STUDY TOUR: Exploring Grantmaking Strategies for Improving Urban Education in El Paso, Newark and Oakland The Power of Data to Address Inequities: The Case of Oakland’s African American Male Achievement Initiative Presentation by: Junious Williams, CEO Urban Strategies Council www.urbanstrategies.org
  • OVERVIEW• About Urban Strategies Council• Context and Framework for Boys and Men ofColor (BMoC) and African American MaleAchievement Initiative (AAMAI)• Approach to Equity Work• Approach to AAMAI Work• Suspension Example
  • Urban Strategies Council MissionWork with partners to eliminate persistent poverty by building vibrant, healthy communities. 3 View slide
  • Urban Strategies Council…is a social impact organization using tools of research, policy, collaboration, innovation and advocacy to achieve equity and social justice. 4 View slide
  • EMERGING FIELD AND MOVEMENT  Growing recognition of the importance of improving outcomes for boys and men of color and, especially, African American boys and men: economic survival and prosperity depends on their success  Increasing public sector, philanthropic and community interest and commitment to improving opportunities and outcomes  Emerging “bright spots” demonstrating that we can change the odds 5
  • National Efforts for Boys and Men ofColor  Black Male Achievement Leadership & Sustainability Institute (LSI)- Open Society Foundation, PolicyLink & Root Cause http://leadershipandsustainabilityinstitute.com/ Campaign for Black Male Achievement- Open Society Institute http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/topics/black- male-achievement  2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys- The Ford Foundation, The Twenty First Century Foundation, the National Urban League & others http://www.2025bmb.org/ 6
  • National Efforts for Boys and Men ofColor  City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement- National League of Cities http://www.nlc.org/find-city-solutions/institute-for-youth- education-and-families/at-risk-youth/city-leadership-to- promote-black-male-achievement  Schott Foundation Black Male Initiative- The Schott Foundation for Public Education http://www.schottfoundation.org/funds/black-male-initiative  White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans- Executive Order from President Obama http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press- office/2012/07/26/executive-order-white-house-initiative- educational-excellence-african-am 7
  • Boys and Men of Color Initiative Improved life outcomes for Organizing and Communications boys and men Leadership Programs & Change the narrative Development of color in: Tools and build public will Health Build capacity and Ensure that those most produce results affected demand and lead change Education ResearchPublic Systems Advocacy EmploymentChange Implement & Data Analyze the & Wealth policies, practices &investments for positive issues, change measure need Resear & assess impact Youth ch Developme nt Collaboration Public Safety & Justice
  • includes change agents from across the state of California whoare committed to improving the life chances of California’sboys and young men of color.http://www.allianceforbmoc.org/ Statewide Partners Regional Conveners Oakland Fresno LA 9
  • Assembly Select Committee on the Status ofBoys and Men of Color in California  Alliance members partnered with the Committee to organize hearings in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, and Coachella Valley and to solicit recommendations from a diverse cross section of stakeholders.  The Committees draft action plan, which includes 65 practical and scalable recommendations can be found here: http://www.allianceforbmoc.org/ 10
  • PARTNERSHIPS: KEY INGREDIENT Work was borne out of a partnership between school district, EBCF and nonprofit organizations CBOs & EBCF brought reputation and credibility in community; OUSD brought commitment CBO Role of Critical Friend Required trust Platform for the other partnerships necessary to realize the vision for a full service community school district (commitment to FSCS as vehicles for equity) 11
  • OUR APPROACH TO EQUITY DATA : Democratizing data-advocating for open public data and creating tools to support use (www.InfoAlamedaCounty.org) SYSTEMS CHANGE: focus on policy, practice and programs that work and embed them in the organizational structure EQUITY FRAMEWORK: develop a data-driven equity framework for operationalizing equity http://www.urbanstrategies.org/equity/ 12
  • OUR APPROACH TO AAMAI Building a system for equity, beginning with AA males Establish goals and targets for achieving equity- work on goals, indicators and targets for the seven areas identified by the superintendent for the AAMAI Use data not only to describe the extent of the problem, but to develop an understanding that yields insights into policy, practice and programs to address the disparities Use existing research, lessons from other locales to inform the selection of strategies; e.g., risk and resiliency factors, predictive analytics 13
  • SUSPENSION EXAMPLE We began with a detailed analysis of the patterns of suspensions in the district including the problem over time, how it impacted students at different grade levels, the reasons for suspensions and how multiple suspensions impacted AA male students Policy analysis: examination of state laws, board policies, teacher contracts, administrative regulations Literature review: especially around causation and effective interventions elsewhere 14
  • CHALLENGES AHEAD Evaluation Documentation and Model Development Communications and Public Will Building Infra-structure to embed equity Scaling and Sustainability15
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION Urban Strategies Council http://www.urbanstrategies.org/ BMoC http://www.urbanstrategies.org/bmoc/ AAMAI http://www.urbanstrategies.org/programs/schools/AA MAI.php Equity Framework http://www.urbanstrategies.org/equity Full Service Community Schools http://www.urbanstrategies.org/fscs InfoAlamedaCounty http://www.infoalamedacounty.org/ 16