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Black and Latino Male Achievement

Joemar Hooper with student Germani Dangerfield.Milwaukee Public Schools launched the Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement in fall 2017. This department works to specifically address the glaring disparities in academic and life outcomes for young men and boys of color and to implement programs that improve their lives.

The department reports to Chief of School Administration Dr. Katrice Cotton and will work to analyze data and adopt local and national best practices that result in improved academic and life outcomes for this population. 

The National Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) will support the Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement through a strong partnership. CBMA has selected Milwaukee as one of five priority cities and has worked closely with district and community leaders to identify proven strategies and to coordinate resources to improve academic and life outcomes for boys and men of color.


The Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement will collaboratively create the systems, structures, and spaces that guarantee success for all Black and Latino boys and young men in Milwaukee Public Schools.


Black & Latino Boys and Young Men will possess an affirmed sense of identity, dignity and self confidence and will have the necessary tools to triumphantly navigate college, career and life.Sergio Muñiz with student Alfredo Guzman.

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Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement Partners


Ald. Khalif J. Rainey of the 7th District logo

Ald. Khalif J. Rainey, 7th District

Art Start logo

Art Start

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. logo

Bader Philanthropies, Inc.


Brewers Community Foundation, Inc., logo

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

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Campaign for Black Male Achievement


City of Milwaukee logo

City of Milwaukee

Haywood Group, LLC., logo

Haywood Group, LLC.

OAAA logo

Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs

Wells Fargo logo

Wells Fargo


Would you like to learn more about being a BLMA partner? Please connect with David CastilloCall (414) 475-8631 or

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LaNelle Ramey
Phone: 414-475-8842 


Paul Moga
Phone: 414-475-8248

Planning Assistant:
David Castillo
Phone: 414-475-8631

Public Ally:

Sergio Muñiz

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