My Brother’s Keeper Ohio Awarded More than $450,000 to Support Communities Across the State

My Brother’s Keeper Ohio Awarded More than $450,000 to Support Communities Across the State

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, has awarded the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity a three-year grant of more than $450,000 for 10 AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the work of My Brother’s Keeper Ohio( MBK Ohio).

MBK Ohio is a statewide coalition of advocates and communities dedicated to improving outcomes for boys and young men of color and creating opportunities for all of Ohio’s youth. MBK Ohio works with local chapters to offer support and provide resources that help Ohio communities sustain and grow their local MBK chapters. The Kirwan institute worked closely with Senator Sherrod Brown’s office and community leaders across the state to help develop the statewide coalition.

“Investing in our young people is critical to addressing some of our state’s most pressing challenges. Our VISTA project will help us empower the next generation of leaders to create long-lasting, positive change in their communities,” said Kyle Strickland, MBK Ohio VISTA Project Director. 

Interested in serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for MBK Ohio? Apply here.

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.