MY Lansing MBK 1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Acknowledgements
On behalf of Mayor Virg Bernero and the team at the City of Lansing, we extend our
thanks to the team at the White House. We appreciate the national technical
assistance providers who have contributed knowledge and expertise on our journey
to refine and implement the MY Lansing MBK Action plan over the past six months.

A special thanks to the team at PolicyLink for holding us accountable not just to
take action, but to concentrate on transformative action that results in equitable
outcomes for all children. Not just for their sake; for all of our sakes.

Y OUTH P ANEL AT THE WHITE HOUSE N ATIONAL MBK
CONVENING – FEBRUARY 2015
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To Iric Headley (IN), Antonio Smith (MN), Allen Kwabena Frimpong (NJ), Ahmad
Greene (NY), Frank McGhee (MI), and Chauncy Williams (MI): I see you.

Suggested Citation: Waters Austin, A. (2015). My Lansing MBK 1-Year Progress Report. A NGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL AND A NGELA W ATERS
Lansing, MI: One Love Global.
A USTIN AT GAMELIEL RACE & P OWER SUMMIT 2015

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Organizing for Action

Page 6

Closing the Regional Gap in Economic Equity

Page 10

Closing Gaps Across Milestones

Page 13

Pathways to Economic Equity

Page 21

Building Capacity for Impact and Sustainability

Page 32

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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MY Lansing MBK

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MAYOR’S YOUNG LANSING & MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Inspired by the release of
President Obama’s vision
for My Brother’s Keeper,
MY Lansing launched in
June 2014 as a multisector partnership. The
youth and communitydesigned action plan
was released by Mayor
Virg Bernero at a press
conference
held
at
Lansing City Hall. The
press conference was
followed by a community engagement event with over 1,000
Lansing neighbors in attendance.

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The “Saving Our Sons” campaign and community engagement
event was organized by NEON (Nurturing Early On is Necessary), a
coalition of parents and community organizers “working with
others to break down barriers and take control of the conditions in
which they are raising their children.” The call to the community
was held at Sexton High School in the Lansing School District
with the support of Ingham Great Start Collaborative,
Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement, Lansing Clergy
Forum and a variety of service providers.
Mayor Virg Bernero was one of the 1st in the nation to accept the
MBK Challenge. MY Lansing MBK embraced all 6 MBK Milestones
as part of a regional cradle-to-college, career and civic
engagement strategy. Over the past 12 months, MY Lansing MBK
has grown to include over 150 partners, allies, and supporters
committed to the region’s common goal: closing the gap in
regional economic equity.

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

MY Lansing MBK Partners, Allies & Supporters

Our thanks to the many who have contributed ideas, energy and resources to MY Lansing MBK
Aaron Harris
Adam Williams
Aida Cuadrado
Alysia Osoff
Amber Paxton
Amy Kraus
Analia Whitehead
Andrew Brewer
Andy Schor
Angela Waters Austin
Angela Bennett
Angela Glover Blackwell
Angela Pruitt
Arthuria Watkins
Audrey Anderson
Austin Jackson
Bill Morris
Bob Brown
Bob Perialas
Brent Knight
Callie Owens
Cameo King
Carey McLamara
Carlos Riichards
Carmen Thomas
Carmen Turner
Cassandra O'Brien
Cedric Griffin
Chad Gamble
Charles Moore
Cheryl D. Grant
Chris Hicks
Chris Holman
Christopher Maxie

MY Lansing MBK

Clarence Underwood
Corrie Mervyn
Dakeyia Scott
Dallas Burdick
Damian Gregory
Daryl Green
David Douglas
David Maxwell
Debbie Edokpolo
DeLisa Fountain
Denise Brown Chillers
Dennis Artis
Doak Bloss
Dorothy Armstrong
Edythe Hatter-Williams
Erik Skoksberg
Fred Thelen
Gary Ashby
Gerald Kariem
Germaine Redding
Gregg Dionne
Greta Wells
Greta Wu
Hakim Crampton
Hiram Fitzgerald
Isaias Solis
James Bell
Jamie Griggs
Janene McIntyre
Jared Cypher
Jayme King
Jayson Howell
Jerissa Owens
Jerome Vierling

Joan Jackson Johnson
Joe MacDonald
Joel Ferguson
john a powell
John Brown
John Joseph Castillo
John Melcher
John White
Joy Gleason
JR Lilly
Justin Christian
Karlin Tichenor
Kate Snyder
Kendra Gibbs
Kerrie Kuzera
Kevin Kuzera
Kindra Jackson
Larry Leatherwood
LaShawn Erby
Leah Robinon
Linda Sanchez-Gazella
Linda Lee Tarver
Linda Vail
Lori Adams Simon
Luke Schroeder
Lynne Martinez
MC Rothhorn
Mandeville Berry
Marc Philpart
Marc Tyler
Marcus Brown
Marcus Jefferson
Marcus McKissic
Marilyn Plummer

1-Year Progress Report

Mary Harris
Maureen Winslow
Maurice A. Stepp
Maurice Stepp
Megan Kursik
Melvin Jones
Michael Austin
Michael McAfee
Michael A. Nealon
Michael Yankowski
Michelle Lewis
Michelle Napier-Dunnings
Michelle Nicholson
Michelle Strasz
Micki Furhman
Miles McNall
Nancy Oliver
Nedra Cannon
Nordia Campbell
Ozay Moore
PJ Banks Anderson
Peggy Vaughn-Payne
Pete Cunningham
Rahman Shareef
Renee Canady
Rex LaMore
Rich Lewis
Richard Carson
Robert Thornton
Ronshon Fisher
Rueben Martinez
Samuel Duncan Jr.
Sara Griffon
Sarah Anthony

Sarah Britton
Sarah Riggs
Saturnino Rodriguez
Schranda Collier
Scott Simon
Sean Holland
Sean Holland II
Shanell Henry
Shirin Timms
Scott Hughes
Stacy Hickox
Stan Kogut
Stephanie Butler
Stuart Dunnings
Sylvia Brown Jones
Tamara Warren
Teresa Kmetz
Teresa Stokes
Terri Flowers
Terri Sanchez
Theresa Saunders
Tiffany Lemieux-McKissic
Tim Daman
Tim Lloyd
Todd Duckett
Toni Glasscoe
Vincent Delgado
Virg Bernero
Virginia Holmes
Ward Beard
Wendy Boyce
Willard Walker
Yvonne Camaal Canul
Yvonne Young McConnell

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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

ORGANIZING FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION
Neighborhood Power Drive

A series of community events were held between September 2014 and February
2015 to engage neighbors in problem-solving conversations.

Prayer for Peace – September 3, 2014

Families, clergy, law enforcement, elected officials and neighbors came together
to pledge to work together for peace. Members of the Lansing Clergy Forum
agreed to support neighborhood organizing and grassroots leadership
development.

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GOTV – October 4, 2014

Student organizations from Michigan State University canvass neighborhoods to
register voters and encourage them to go to the polls.

#blacklivesmatter Forum – December 9, 2014

A proactive community forum was scheduled to discuss policing and excessive
force. The day before the forum a young Latino man riding in the car with 2 young
Black men was shot and killed by a Lansing Township police officer. The Black Lives
Matter Lansing coalition was formed to ensure ongoing communication and
collaboration with law enforcement.

We Need to Talk – February 12, 2015

A video storytelling event to provide an opportunity to the public to share
perspectives on race and police-community interaction.

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Quarterly Partner Action Summits

In addition to work group meetings focused on MBK milestones and strategic action
planning, all partners were invited to participate in quarterly convenings. Quarterly
action summits engage partners in updates on progress and ongoing asset
alignment across milestones.

Mayor Bernero Accepts MBK Challenge - October 8, 2014

Partners joined Mayor Bernero at City Hall for the official launch of MY Lansing MBK.
The MY Lansing Action Plan was reviewed to begin alignment with the MBK Playbook
for Action. A packet was provided to partners with work group information,
upcoming grant deadlines, and partnerships in development. Sponsors were
acknowledged: Lansing Community College and Board of Water & Light.

MBK Mentoring Network Orientation - January 19, 2015

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Michigan Community Service Commission joined MY Lansing MBK for the launch of
the MY Lansing MBK Mentoring Network as one of 4 grantees in its MBK Michigan
Mentoring & Volunteer Generation Fund. The Mentoring Network is a collaborative of
mentoring and youth development organizations to build partnerships that will
increase readiness for college, career and civic engagement. A new asset alignment
tool was distributed to partners to identify the milestone their organization focuses on
as well as the “pathway to economic equity” they will pursue to achieve that
milestone. Sponsors were acknowledged: Jackson National Life, Michigan State
University, and UAW Region 1D.

Mobilizing for Collective Action & Accountability - May 6, 2015

With a focus on 7,204 youth in Lansing Metro ages 16-25 not in school and not
working, partners convened to analyze data and develop targeted “pathway”
strategies to close gaps across MBK Milestones. Anchor partners for each milestone
were announced. Collective impact strategies already underway were shared by
Milestone Anchor Partners.

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

CLOSING THE REGIONAL GAP
IN ECONOMIC EQUITY
In 2012, the Lansing-East Lansing Metro economy would have
been $1.19 billion larger if there had been no racial gaps in
income. (Source: National Equity Atlas, PolicyLink and PERE)

MY Lansing MBK Common Goal

Our goal is to close the racial gap in income by 50%* by 2030 for
a regional ROI of $595 million. (Source: Half the Gap, Measure of

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America)

Organizing and Action Framework

MY Lansing MBK Pathways to Economic Equity guide
strategy development to align action across sectors and
systems.

Capacity Building Framework

MY Lansing MBK utilizes a collective impact framework to
build capacity for collaborative action and accountability
for results.

$19.36B

$20.55B

(Source: Kania and Kramer)

Source: National Equity Atlas PolicyLink and PERE

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Lansing Metro Opportunity Youth Ages 16-25
n = 7,204
Source: US Census

18.40%

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

THEORY OF ACTION
MY Lansing MBK is a threegeneration approach to
break the cycle of poverty
and trauma by dismantling
structural barriers.

12.80%

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6.80%

5.50%

2030 Goal
OPPORTUNITY YOUTH

Black

MY Lansing MBK

Latino

White

Asian

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7%
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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Ingham County
Health Department

Lansing Police
Department

Capital Area
Michigan Works!

Ingham Great Start
Collaborative

Anchor partners are public
agencies with existing funding
and expertise related to the MBK
Milestone. Anchor partners work
with One Love Global to provide
data, expertise and backbone
support for MY Lansing MBK
collective action strategies.

Ingham Great Start
Collaborative
Lansing School District

Lansing School District

Lansing Community
College

MY Lansing MBK

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

1-Year Progress Report

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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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Photo: Rod Sanford, Lansing State Journal

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

CLOSING GAPS ACROSS MBK MILESTONES

MY Lansing MBK strives to close gaps between the highest outcome and the lowest outcome. Gaps
exists by race/ethnicity, geography, economic disadvantage and gender.

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There is a 41.9% gap in the percentage of students that reached benchmark during the phonemic
awareness segment of the Universal Screening Assessment. The largest gap is between children
attending urban preschools that did not work in a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework
and children attending rural preschool programs working in a MTSS framework. (Source: Ingham
Intermediate School District)

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

2030 Goal

21%
June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

MEAP – 3rd Grade Reading
(2013-14)

All Schools in Ingham Intermediate School District
80

Percent Proficient

70
60
50
40
30

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20
10
0
Latino Male
White Male
Black Male

Proficiency
58.2
71.9
44.6
rd

In 2013-2014 school year there was a 27.3% gap in 3 Grade MEAP proficiency in reading
scores between Black boys and White boys attending schools in Ingham Intermediate School
District. The gap for Latino boys is 13.7%. (Source: MDE, Center for Performance Indicators)

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

2030 Goal

14%
June 15, 2015

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Regional Gaps in Graduation Rates

(Between Highest & Lowest across 6 Ingham Intermediate School Districts)
Source: MI School Data, MDE Center for Educational Performance and Information

Gap

Gender
Race

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Economic…
0%

5%

10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%

Economic Disadvantage

Race

Gender

Why This Metric Matters: Student pushout and dropout rates are early indicators of future workforce
success. The largest gap in student success across the region is between genders. Boys overall do
less well than girls. What transformations are needed to improve educational outcomes for boys?
The 2nd largest gap is between racial groups. Black, Latino and American Indian/Indigenous
students graduate at much lower rates that Caucasian/White students. As the demographics of our
region increasingly become more racially and culturally diverse, closing the gender, race and
economic gaps in student graduation rates will drive talent and skilled workforce more than any
other indicators. What transformations are needed to close gender, race and income gaps?
MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

2030 Goal

21%
June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Educational Attainment & Projected
State/National-Level Job Education Requirements
Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area (2012)
(Source: US Census)

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Why this Metric Matters: By 2020, 70 percent of jobs will require at least some college or higher.
Regional employers have identified the gap in skills needed for the jobs of today and the future as a
major concern. What is our regional response to closing skills gaps for a changing demography? What
transformations are needed to close gaps in post-secondary completion while increasing completion
rates for all? (Source: National Equity Atlas, PolicyLink and Capital Area Michigan Works!)

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

2030 Goal

7%
June 15, 2015

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Percent of Males Employed 2013
Lansing-East Lansing Metro
Source: US Census

70%
60%
50%
40%
30%

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20%
10%
0%

Ages 16 - 19

Black Males

Ages 20 - 24

White Males

Why this Metric Matters? One has only to turn to the next page to answer this question. The
opportunity cost of unemployed neighbors is extremely high. According to the Center for American
Progress, youth unemployment creates an additional cost burden for taxpayers in the form of lost
revenues, the need for government-provided health care, increased crime, and additional welfare
payments. In a recent study commissioned by the White House Council on Community Solutions,
researchers estimate that the fiscal cost of the 6.7 million Americans ages 16–24 who are neither
working nor attending school is $1.6 trillion over their lifetimes. (Source: Ayres Steinberg, Sarah, The
High Cost of Youth Unemployment, Center for American Progress, April 2013)
MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

2030 Goal

10%
June 15, 2015

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Total Juvenile Arrests 2012
Source: Lansing Police Department

Hispanic
2%

Unknown
2%
White
22%
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Black
74%
White

MY Lansing MBK

2030 Goal
Black

Hispanic

Unknown

1-Year Progress Report

26%
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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Striving to be G.R.E.A.T. in Youth
Engagement - In 2014 the Lansing Police

Department (LPD) expanded on community policing
and youth engagement services by revitalizing a
comprehensive youth violence and gang involvement
prevention program called G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance
Education And Training). LPD previously held a federal
grant to implement the program within the Lansing
School District from 2007-2009. According to data
released by the Ingham County Prosecutors Office
Lansing had a 16% reduction in youth related crime
during the time GREAT was initially implemented in
Lansing (population 113,972 [2013]).
From 2014 through 2015 LPD developed and
implemented a variety of innovative strategies to
enhance community impact of the GREAT program and
increase inclusion of multiple community partners. This
cooperative approach to facilitating the GREAT program
components (Elementary, Middle, Summer, and Families)
was specifically designed to focus on efficiency and
effectiveness of program efforts through horizontal
integration internally and externally with regards to youth
and community related services. From 2014 to 2015 (9)
LPD GREAT Officers were certified as instructors from
various assignments (CPO, SRO, CSO). In the same time
frame the GREAT was taught at 10 schools and has
graduated (761) 5th graders and (1322) 6th graders; (2083)
students collectively.

MY Lansing MBK

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

In May 2014 LPD launched a multi-seasonal approach to
the GREAT summer component that offers scheduled
and unscheduled recreational outreach in collaboration
with a variety of community partners (total =25). By the
end of 2015 the GREAT Team and the SPORTSMOBILE are
projected to have delivered 120 hours of community
service hours outside of the school classroom since 2014
(current accumulation = 64 hours). In Sept –October
2014 LPD conducted a pilot of the GREAT Families
component in collaboration with Ingham County Circuit
Court Family Division and City of Lansing Parks and
Recreation; 4 families participated in the program.
On October 1, 2014 Congressman Mike Rogers and
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero proclaimed that date as
“G.R.E.A.T. Day” in the City of Lansing as part of a
nationwide initiative to bolster unity and program
awareness. GREAT was featured in the 2014 Youth
Summit held at Peckham Industries. To round out the
2014 year GREAT Officers and the SPORTSMOBILE were
featured in the 30th Annual Silver Bells in the City Parade
which is viewed by audience of 80,000 people.
From 2014 to 2015 LPD G.R.E.A.T. received significant inkind support from various private sector partners
(estimated cumulative value of in-kind program
donations $37,000 which includes the sponsored
program vehicle the GREAT SPORTSMOBILE). This summer,
the LPD GREAT program has 22 community outreach
events planned to engage our youth during the summer.

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Timeline of Accomplishments 2014-2015
April 2014
One Love Global joins forces with Cool Schools Technologies, LLC to align Peace
& Prosperity Youth Action Movement Servant Leadership curriculum with
Michigan Department of Education Common Core Standards.

June 2014
MY Lansing MBK launches action plan with press conference and community
event attended by over 1000 Lansing neighbors.

July 2014
NEON and Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement host It Takes a Village
Community Strategy Session for youth and families

ONE LOVE GLOBAL & COOL S CHOOLS
T ECHNOLOGIES , LLC

August 2014
MY Lansing Commission comprised of youth, parents, clergy, business and
government convenes to set course for action plan implementation

September 2014
The community unites in Prayer 4
Peace

MY Lansing MBK

Back to School Opportunity Fair

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PEACE & PROSPERITY YOUTH A CTION
MOVEMENT

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Timeline of Accomplishments 2014-2015

October 2014
Lansing Community College
President Brent Knight accepts
the MBK Challenge

Peace & Prosperity Youth Action
Movement partners with Michigan’s
Children on Candidate Forum

MSU students lead launch of
Neighborhood Power Drive with
a voter registration campaign.

November 2014

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Lansing Board of Water & Light Accepts the MBK Challenge to partner with MY Lansing MBK to replicate the
1st Step Pre-apprenticeship program across multiple sectors and career pathways (M3-6)

December 2014
Black Lives Matter Lansing Coalition forms and hosts community forum on use of deadly force
and 21st Century Policing recommendations for action. (M6)

MY Lansing MBK

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Timeline of Accomplishments 2014-2015

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BLACK LIVES MATTER LANSING COALITION
HOSTS JUDGE CHERYL D. GRANT FOR
DIALOGUE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM

MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

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Timeline of Accomplishments 2014-2015

January 2015
MCSC awards One Love Global
funding to create MY Lansing MBK
Mentoring Network (M1-M6)

MBK Challenge presented to
Lansing School District Board of
Education (M2-3)

LCC launches Coalition for
College & Career Readiness (M4)

February 2015
MBK Challenge presented to Ingham County Board
of Commissioners (M1-6)

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Black Lives Matter Lansing hosts community and
police video storytelling event (M6)

March 2015
One Love Global relocates to South Lansing to
incubate MY Lansing MBK (M1-M6)

MY Lansing MBK

One Love Global partners with Michigan Community
Service Commission to spotlight MBK communities on
Michigan Business Network’s Equity Equals weekly
radio show (M1-6)

1-Year Progress Report

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Timeline of Accomplishments 2014-2015
April 2015
Capital Area Michigan Works! leads partnership to submit American Apprenticeship Initiative
proposal for Capital Area Career Pathways to Registered Apprenticeships (M5)

May 2015
MY Lansing MBK launches
Campaign for GradeLevel Reading (M1-2)

NEON Lansing hosts book
drive for neighborhoodbased reading program
Ms. Carol’s Arms (M2-3)

One Love Global, Michigan
Community Service
Commission, and Michigan
Department of Education
unite. (M1-6)

Facilitation team for male
mentoring network
confirmed and announced
at quarterly action summit.

June 2015
Black Lives Matter Lansing distributes
baseline survey on 21st Century
Policing recommended actions (M6)

MY Lansing MBK

Peace & Prosperity Youth Action
Movement new Common Corealigned youth organizing and servant
leadership curriculum (M2-6)

1-Year Progress Report

Ingham County Board of
Commissioners accepts
the MBK Challenge by
resolution!

June 15, 2015

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Pathways to Economic Equity

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Build power in
grassroots
communities,
especially youth
and parents

Transform
policy to
reduce
barriers
and create
opportunity

MY Lansing MBK

Seed
targeted,
transformative
and
innovative
solutions

Identify
and bring
to scale
high
quality
and high
impact
programs

Apply gender
and racial
equity lens for
accountability
in measurable
results

Change
perceptions of
young people
and their
opportunities

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

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MY Lansing MBK

1-Year Progress Report

June 15, 2015

Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

PATHWAYS TO ECONOMIC EQUITY
The work of achieving the MBK Milestones is organized into six Pathways to Economic Equity: 1) Power 2) Policy, 3)
Philanthropy, 4) Program, 5) Practice and 6) Perception. For every MBK Milestone, each pathway must be navigated for
transformative change to occur. In the language of collective impact, the pathways represent mutually reinforcing
activities that build the power of youth, parents and grassroots community leaders to collaborate with practitioners, policy
makers, funders, etc. At each quarterly action summit, MY Lansing MBK partners assess progress on the common agenda
and dive deeper into evidence-based strategies.
The focus of the May 2015 action summit was Results-Based Accountability. Due to time
constraints the group prioritized Milestones 2 and 6 for results and accountability based on
the size of the gaps. Partners expressed a sense of urgency for concurrent action on these
two milestones due to the correlation between low literacy and high incarceration rates.
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PATHWAY
1. More community involvement
in schools
2. Coaching & Organizing
Parents

POWER

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1. Neighborhood watch as a
partnership between
community and police
2. Challenge policy that targets
non-criminal
behavior/nonviolent
3. Organize around policies to
mandate increased resources
for treatment of substance
abuse and addiction

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PATHWAY

POLICY

PHILANTHROPY

PRACTICE

PERCEPTION

1. Mandatory pre-school
2. More frequent assessment and support to
incrementally increase skills
3. Need policies to ensure students receive
needed wrap-around services
4. Policy to increase accountability for ESL
students
5. Policies to establish standards for
technological resources

1. Peer Court
2. Restorative Justice
3. Re-examine policy for in-school
suspension/expulsion for more effective based
on data

1. Invest in mentoring
2. Invest in more early influence
3. Invest in schools with emphasis on teachers
and students

1. Invest in 2nd chance programs and restorative
justice
2. Invest in problem-solving conflict resolution
3. Invest in after school programs that build real
skills
1. Trauma-informed collaboration
2. Neighborhood relationship-building

1. Equip teachers with instructional evidencebased practices and routines to teach
foundational skills of reading
2. Behavior management systems in place
3. Relationships and cultural competence
between teachers, students and families.
1. Have events in schools that promote careers
2. Bring reading volunteers into the school that
reflect community of the child
3. Promote reading technology
4. Promote reading in afterschool programs

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1. More understanding of disparity
2. Increasing community relations with police in
schools so student contact with police is nonadversarial

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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY
Priorities for 2015-2016 include increasing the capacity of the backbone support team and increasing investment in
mentoring, neighborhood engagement, youth leadership and community organizing through budget
appropriation, sponsorships, grants and donations.
MY Lansing MBK Financial Update (June 1, 2014 – June 15, 2015)
Revenues
Michigan Community Service Commission*
Ingham Great Start Collaborative (WKKF Grant)
Jackson National Life
Lansing Community College
Lansing Board of Water & Light
Michigan State University
MSU Federal Credit Union
UAW Region 1D
Soundsgood
One Love Global (Earned Income from WKKF)
Total

$ 14,757
$ 20,000
$ 10,000
$ 12,500
$ 5,000
$ 5,000
$ 2,500
$
500
$
10
$ 33,300
$103,567

Expenditures
Staff
Programs
Space
Communications
Travel
Supplies
Administration (CPA, Bank Fees, etc.)
Total

$ 67,634
$ 21,500
$ 12,850
$ 1,560
$ 1,142
$
900
$ 1,890
$ 107,206

Fund Balance
Total – MCSC reimbursement of $3,800 pending

$ ( 3,639)

*Michigan Community Service Commission awarded $30,000 for January – December 2015 to build a collaborative mentoring and youth development network.

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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

MY Lansing MBK
Mentoring Network

In January of 2015, Michigan Community
Service Commission awarded One Love
Global Inc. a grant of $30,000 to create the
MY Lansing MBK Mentoring Network. The
community of practice network is designed
to increase the number of high-quality
mentoring opportunities for youth of color
that open doors to college, careers and
civic engagement.
Regional employers are engaged in the
collaborative design of the Mayor’s Young
Lansing/My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring
Network’s summer pre-apprenticeship pilot.
MY Lansing MBK partnerships with
businesses will provide career-focused
mentoring and pre-apprenticeship
opportunities for youth in grades 7-12
starting July 11, 2015. The earlier we begin
to engage our young people and provide
exposure to career options the more likely
students are to make a positive connection
between what happens in the classroom
and their future.
Summer mentoring and pre-apprenticeship
design partners are asked to commit to a
total of 24 hours of one-to-one mentoring
over the summer. The ideal mentoring
structure will provide monthly workplace
job-shadowing and structured work
experience, either paid or unpaid.

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Willard Walker
Kappa Alpha Psi

Rich Lewis

Kappa Alpha Psi

Andrew Brewer

Men Making a Difference

MY Lansing MBK Mentoring Network
Facilitation Team

Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement, the Lansing Metro region’s first youth-led coalition, is the
cornerstone of MY Lansing MBK. Over the past 5 years, 25 youth have participated in an intensive
servant leadership training that puts youth in the driver’s seat in creating and implementing projects
throughout the community. Youth co-facilitate meetings that consist of classroom training and
service activities planned with adult and near-peer mentors. Over 90 percent of PPYAM youth
leaders have graduated and moved on to post-secondary education and employment. The core
training and leadership development provided by PPYAM assures that youth are ready for workbased mentoring and pre-apprenticeship programs. The PPYAM curriculum is aligned with Michigan
Department of Education Common Core Standards for Career and Technical Education.

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Organizing for
Collective Action

Closing the
Regional Gap
in Economic
Equity

Closing Gaps
Across MBK
Milestones

Pathways to
Economic
Equity

Building
Capacity for
Impact &
Sustainability

An MBK Community of Practice Network
President Obama’s White House MBK Challenge launch in February
2014 set the stage for collective action across communities. With a
common agenda, there is increased opportunity to learn and share
best practice strategies and solutions. There is also a significant
opportunity to build the collective power necessary to transform
policies and systems to produce equitable results. The MY Lansing
MBK convening team participated in the local action summits in
Southfield, Detroit, and Flint. One Love Global provided technical
assistance to Muskegon in accepting the MBK Challenge by the April
30 deadline.
PolicyLink is a national technical assistance provider for the recently
formed MBK Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. PolicyLink has
provided technical assistance and coaching for MY Lansing MBK
and is now partnering with One Love Global to envision a statewide
MBK alliance in Michigan with the Alliance for Boys & Young Men of
Color as an organizing model. PolicyLink has a long history in building
and supporting state and local initiatives for boys and men of color.

DETROIT MBK A CTION S UMMIT – M AYOR MIKE DUGGAN

One Love Global is also in partnership with Michigan Community
Service Commission, Michigan Department of Education, Cool
Schools Technologies, LLC, and Public Policy Associates to develop
a system of supports for a statewide MBK community of practice
network that would make the resources and evidence-based
strategies of MBK available to communities that would like to accept
the challenge.
Nationally, an informal community of practice has been initiated
between MBK conveners in Fort Wayne, IN: Brooklyn Park, MN: and
Lansing, MI. Activities include conference calls, information-sharing
and peer support.

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S OUTHFIELD MBK A CTION SUMMIT - REP. BRENDA LAWRENCE

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