November 1, 2017
The College Bound Brotherhood seeks to promote college knowledge, preparation, access and success for African-American male students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2013, the Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI), the fiscal and initiative intermediary, has supported secondary and nonprofit partners to work together to advocate for and promote change at three levels—student, setting, and systems. MFEI has conducted this work with funding from the Kapor Center for Social Impact (Kapor Center) and the College Futures Foundation (CFF).Using a collective impact approach, the initiative seeks to change the "water" in which the "fish" swim—altering the context in which students interact and must navigate to promote a college going culture and providing a clean, fortified, and supportive environment that ensures postsecondary education for Black male youth. This report summarizes findings from a formative and summative evaluation of the initiative's progress to date. Document review, interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders—district, nonprofits, students and their families—along with outcome data provided by MFEI provide the information highlighted in this document.