At United Way, we understand the inequities experienced by boys and men of color are a direct result of the systemic racism that has been woven into the fabric of American society over several generations. Due to the injustices that plague communities of color, barriers to opportunities, resources, and access prohibit boys and men of color from achieving the levels of successful they are more than capable of realizing.
This initiative is focused on opening new doors, removing unforeseen barriers, and to guiding individuals with a strong focus on short-term wins and long-term success. By working together with partners ready to do the hard work: community-based organizations, youth and adult residents, law enforcement, education and health system leaders, and faith-based advocates. Collectively, these partners are building opportunity, access, and resources.