About Us

The Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper Initiative was kicked off on March 8, 2015 at SXSWedu. This initiative is a collaboration among City, County, University and other organizations within the Greater Austin community working to enhance the health, well-being and prosperity for boys and men of color.

Org Chart
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Task force meeting

GAAMBK exists to…

  • Answer the call from President Obama
  • Help facilitate change within the community
  • Improve lives of young males/serve young males of color
  • Eliminate disparities and create equity
  • Bridge divide between Latino and African American community

Educational Philosophy

  • Evidence based
  • Data driven
  • Solution focused
  • Not focused on deficits
  • Utilize a best practice approach to problem solving

Core Values

  • Evidence-based
  • Measureable outcomes
  • Collaborative
  • Remain focused on cohort group (males of color)
  • Hopeful
  • Sustainable
  • Action oriented
  • Relevant-can’t be just another report

Whiteboard: Core Values