Discovery channel airs “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper

This weekend the Discovery channel and OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network will aired “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary that featured powerful stories of organizations and people engaged in MBK work around the country.   According to YouthBuild’s David Abromowitz, The film was “especially meaningful to everyone involved in any way with the […]

Programs that help teens and young adults succeed

Editor’s note: In recent days, YouthBuild has been getting some very nice press. The “second chance” program, which is based in Boston, has over 250 programs across nearly 46 states serving older adolescents and young adults across the country. In this piece, Professor David Kirp describes YouthBuild and other programs that are making a difference.  […]

On Being Our Brother’s Keeper

by John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises and Melody Barnes, Director, White House Domestic Policy Council A former gang member and high school dropout, James Mackey is the kind of kid most of us feared and too many ignored. If we paid any attention to James, we thought he would never be a contributing member of society and […]