Building Place-Based Initiatives for Boys and Men of Color and Vulnerable Populations: A Community Planning Guide

by Lewis Brown, Jr.; Marc Philpart; Shereen Masoud

Sep 1, 2015
This guide provides information about how communities can implement the next phase of achieving priority outcomes for boys and men of color. It focuses on two critical areas of work: 1) how to conduct a policy review and formulate recommendations for action and 2) how to develop an action plan. The following sections contain specific guidelines for taking these next steps. In addition, the appendices include a template for organizing the policy review and suggested components of the action plan.
  • Place matters and the impact of living in neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage must be addressed in specific ways that incorporate a firm understanding of human development and confront the intersectionality of age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.
  • Communities must review data on milestones and indicators, bring together a team, identify policies, analyze impact, and develop recommendations.
  • Developing an action plan requires six steps: 1) Identify a leadership organization; 2) Broaden constituencies; 3) Establish infrastructure; 4) Target and concentrate resources; 5) Develop an implementation strategy; and 6) Write and disseminate the plan.
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