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Power Beyond Measure: Reshaping the Research and Evaluation Landscape for Boys and Men of Color

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in brief

  • Power Beyond Measure: Reshaping the Research and Evaluation Landscape for Boys and Men of Color is a new research agenda that outlines six strategies for funders and evaluators to advance equity and opportunity for boys and men of color in the U.S.
  • The six strategies outlined in this report emerged from a literature review, interviews and survey of a cross-sector group of organizations and individuals working in partnership with and representing the voices of boys and men of color.
  • This report builds on work starting in 2013, pulling most recently from data collected from Fall 2019 to Spring of 2020.

why this matters

  • As the country continues to struggle with finding solutions to the most intractable problems caused by systemic racism, Power Beyond Measure offers strategies to help unearth new ways to understand the challenges and solutions to those problems affecting boys and men of color.
  • Research, evaluation and data are all critical elements to building an understanding of the problems and marking progress of any solutions. 
  • Power Beyond Measure aims to be applied by funders and evaluation practitioners in partnership with boys and men of color as the U.S. charts a path toward an equitable future.
  • Funders and evaluation practitioners – in partnership with boys and men of color – can apply strategies from Power Beyond Measure, to chart a path toward a more equitable future across the U.S.

the opportunity

  • If you are a funder, evaluator or a program operator, interested in engaging in more productive collaboration with boys and men of color in your work, Power Beyond Measure has helpful insights.
  • Additional W.K. Kellogg Foundation resources to consider on this topic:
    • RISE for Boys and Men of Color – An initiative co-funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation dedicated to sharing knowledge, coordinating strategies, and promoting better assessment of interventions and outcomes for boys and men of color.
    • One Journey – A guide intended for foundations, nonprofit organizations, human resource professionals and any individual or organization looking to advance racial equity.
    • Business Case for Racial Equity – Outlines how advancing racial equity is a strategy for fostering economic growth, for providing businesses a competitive advantage and for securing opportunity for all.
    • Lessons from Three Years of Community Collaboration – As 14 Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) places approached their fourth year of implementation, these seven knowledge briefs share progress on their learnings.

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