African American men face pressing challenges that often prevent them from tapping into their full talents and capacities. That’s why in May of 2014, with the generous support of the Open Society Foundations, Public Allies brought together 30 leaders from our nationwide network to meet for three days in Washington D.C. for a Black Male Achievement Summit.

The three-day session concluded with a trip to the White House to advise officials leading the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, including Broderick Johnson, advisor to President Obama and Cabinet Secretary.

During the summit, our 30 leaders lent their diverse experiences and expertise to a process that generated real-world plans to address challenges in employment, education, and the legal system, that men of color (and their families and communities) face.

Check out this amazing sneak peak video of our journey in DC.  Full video coming soon.  Also, Peace to brother Raul Vasquez, Director of Marketing & Communications for Public Allies, Inc for putting this video together.