Council Joins President Obama for Final My Brother’s Keeper White House Convening
This week, Bay Area Council Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg attended the final White House convening for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. This effort is focused on improving outcomes for Young Men of Color (YMOC), and five Bay Area cities have taken up the president’s challenge to work on everything from education to criminal justice to economic opportunity for these populations. The convening highlighted the Oakland Opportunity Fair that was a part of the work that we’ve done through our Bay Area YMOC Employment Partnership (BAYEP). Our partner in that effort, the non-profit organization My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will be carrying this work forward after January 20th, and the President, who spoke to the group, emphasized that he sees this as his life’s work and is going to remain engaged going forward. To get involved in BAYEP, please contact Policy Manager Rachele Trigueros.