Shawn Dove, Open Society Foundations Shawn Dove of the Open Society Foundations gives the closing remarks to Forum for Black Male Achievement.
About this conference
To accelerate current momentum in the field of black male achievement by strengthening philanthropic partnerships, showcasing leaders and organizations making an impact, and building cross-sector collaborations. The forum will do this through:
High-profile keynotes and awards
Profiling young, emerging leaders
Showcasing major initiatives and innovations in the field
Providing practical research, data, and field-building tools
Providing networking opportunities for attendees to connect
Sessions on proven strategies that are working to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys
About Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.