My Brother's Keeper Initiative

Mayor  Warren Attends My Brother's Keeper Announcement

Mayor Lovely A. Warren is among a select group of community leaders who have been invited to attend President Obama’s announcement today to launch “My Brother’s Keeper,” a a national partnership of foundations, businesses, and others to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.

“The objectives of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative are entirely consistent with my administration’s goal to bridge the divide between disparity and opportunity in Rochester,” said Mayor Warren. “I am honored to witness this historic occasion firsthand and I am looking forward to helping President Obama bring this initiative to our community.”
Details of the Initiative are forthcoming, but it has two main parts:

First, a group of business and foundation leaders have come together around implementing and testing strategies in cities across the country, focusing on key moments in the lives of these young men where interventions have been shown to have the greatest impact -- things like making sure children arrive at school ready to learn, and reducing negative interactions with the criminal justice system. 

Second, the President is going to launch an internal effort within the Federal government focused on using results and evidence to evaluate what works and stop what doesn't - all within existing federal resources.