My Brother’s Keeper Philly

Engaging Black and Brown men and boys in the pursuit of key milestones to success.


My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Philly empowers Philadelphians to dismantle systems of inequality. The goal is to close opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color and create measurable change for youth. This program is part of the MBK Alliance, a nonprofit managed by the Obama Foundation.

Community Conversations Initiative

An important offering of MBK Philly is the Community Conversations Initiative (CCI), a monthly forum for community members and leaders. Attendees discuss challenges, opportunities, and solutions to address the inequities that impact men and boys of color in Philadelphia. Topics include:

  • Education.
  • Economic development.
  • Justice.
  • Health and wellness.

Reports from the CCI forums are available online. The Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) and the Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for Male Engagement are partners in this initiative.


City Hall
Room 115
Philadelphia, PA 19107