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Black Male Achievement: Rethinking Place

May 22, 2013

“We need to stop looking at these communities as bereft of assets.” 

This panel discussion looks at the role of place and community in black male achievement.  There are negative stigmas attached to many Cleveland neighborhoods.  The panelists talk about changing the story to raise up the positive narratives that exist in these places.   


Lisa Bottoms, Program Director for Human Services and Child and Youth Development, The Cleveland Foundation

Sonya Pryor-Jones, Promise Director, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Kenneth Surratt, Special Assistant to the Cuyahoga County Executive

Greg Brown, Executive Director, PolicyBridge

Click here for full bios of the panelists.

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