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College Bound Brotherhood Graduation
Date Wednesday June 08
Time 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorBilen Mesfin
Event Name: College Bound Brotherhood Graduation

Are you a graduating African American male student from the San Francisco Bay Area headed to college in the fall? If so, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation invites you to be recognized on June 8 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation, a unique ceremony honoring African American male students from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The event, which is part of the Kapor Foundation’s College Bound Brotherhood program, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. Youth who participate in the celebration will be eligible for a $100 stipend to defray the cost of college books. For more information or to RSVP, please visit: http://collegeboundbrosgraduation.eventbrite.com.


About the College Bound Brotherhood Program:

The College Bound Brotherhood is a program of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation that seeks to expand the number of young black men in the Bay Area who are prepared for a college education. The program works to strengthen the college-going culture for young black men; build a college access movement for organizations focused on the enrichment of black male youth; and provide resources to build stronger, more effective organizations. The College Bound Brotherhood program also has launched a public, online database that assists youth, parents, and educators in locating college readiness programs in the Bay Area (collegeboundbros.org). In addition, the program provides continued support for grant recipient organizations, parents, and young men through conferences, local workshops, and professional development. Since the founding of the Brotherhood program in 2008, the Kapor Foundation has distributed nearly $1 million in grants to 25 San Francisco Bay Area organizations. For more info, visit mkf.org.

Keywords: education, African American boys, African American men, high school, college bound, graduation, academic support, college readiness, philanthropy, foundation, students
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