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File #: 2928-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2022 In control: Neighborhoods and Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Affairs
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into a 16-month contract with the Kirwan Institute for the completion of a community assessment and impact report for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative; to authorize the expenditure of $200,000.00, and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislative DAX Strings - 2928-2022 MBK Impact Study.pdf
This ordinance authorizes a contract between the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, a 501(c)(3), in an amount of up to $200,000.00 for purposes of conducting a 16-month comprehensive post pandemic assessment and impact study related to the needs of boys and young men of color.
The Kirwan Institute will assist the city through a comprehensive assessment of the needs of boys and young men of color for the purpose of identifying post pandemic opportunity areas and impact study of current programming for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program. The assessment will provide demographic information, a vulnerability index and mapping, mapping of community assets, and definition of areas of focus, including education, mentoring and workforce development, violence prevention, and trauma intervention. This study will inform future policy and programming aimed at improving the quality of life and access to opportunity for boys and young men of color in Columbus.
My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative launched under the administration of President Obama and is intended to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Through MBK, cities, towns, businesses, and foundations take important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.
The Kirwan Institute is a national leader in diagnosing structural conditions that drive inequity as well as at identifying strategic intervention points for advocacy and policy. The Institute has regularly worked as partner and advisory consultant to social justice organizations and community groups across the nation. This includes spearheading a significant number of projects, research and collaboration efforts to promote community organizing, community developm...

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