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Black and Latino Male Achievement

Common Council President Ashaunti Hamilton, MPS Board President Mark Sain, Mayor Tom Barrett, and Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin.CURRENT NEWS

Milwaukee Public Schools is partnering with Mentor Greater Milwaukee (MGM), in collaboration with the City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Bucks, to recruit, serve as a local convener, and provide mentors to various organizations within the city. BLMA will work closely with MGM to help expand its current 1st Thursday's Mentoring program.

 

BLMA Team with Ambassadors and NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of 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.  

VISION STATEMENT

BLMA Vision is that 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.

DEPARTMENT PRIORITY STRATEGIES

Connect with local and national initiative to implement best practices for:

  • #ChangeTheNarrative Campaign - Reimagining Black and Latino Boys and Men;
  • Black and Latino Male Mentorship;
  • Improve School Culture through Dignity, Equitable Practices, and Capacity Building;
  • Manhood Development Academies;
  • Recruit Black and Latino Male Teachers;
  • Use School and District Data to Improve Academic and Life Outcomes.

DEPARTMENT KEY MESSAGES

  • Black and Latino male students are assets to our schools and commnity.
  • Black and Latino male students are not broken, the system is.
  • BLMA is not a savior, but a partner in improving academic and life outcomes for Black and Latino male students.
  • BLMA is a hub between work happening at the city, state, and national level.
  • BLMA aims to collaborate with both internal external stakeholders.

 

Allen Reyes Nuñez presenting at the 2017 BLMA Launch.Student at launch looking at Cesar Chavez quote on back of our BLMA black t-shirt.

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

LaNelle checking in with a mentor.

LaNelle Ramey, Director, Black and Latino Male Achievement: An alumnus of Riverside University High School, Ramey most recently was Senior Director of programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Through his work, he regularly partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools and MPS Recreation. Ramey is a volunteer committee chair and mentor for MKE Fellows, an organization that supports Black male youth who are heading to college and returning to Milwaukee to work and live.

 

Paul presenting at the End of Year Celebratory 1st Thursday Luncheon at Miller Park Johnson Controls Suite.

Paul Moga, Coordinator, Black and Latino Male Achievement: A proud MPS alumnus, Moga is a former English teacher and department chair for Riverside University High School. He most recently served as a Culturally Responsive Teacher Leader for MPS, providing professional development for teachers and administrators in culturally relevant, student-centered classroom practices, emphasizing increased student engagement and celebration of culture. He also served as a member of the district's Equity Commission.

 

David presenting, "What Everyone Should Know About Working with Black and Latino Males" for the Community Schools Conference.

David Emmanuelle Castillo, Planning Assistant, Black and Latino Male Achievement: A native of Los Angeles, CA, Castillo previously worked as a special education teacher at Milwaukee's Pulaski High School, where he also coordinated Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). In addition, Castillo provided support in developing and leading the school's Freshmen Academy. He is currently enrolled at MSOE to obtain his MBA in Education Leadership so he can become a school principal one day.

 

Sergio Muñiz discussing with Bradley Tech student for 1st Thursday Luncheon program.

Sergio Muñiz-Muñoz, Public Ally, Black and Latino Male Achievement: Muñiz-Muñoz migrated from Mexico to the South Side of Milwaukee as a child and has lived there since. He is a proud alumnus of Bradley Tech High School and has worked with notable community centers focused on empowering inner-city youth, including Milwaukee Christian Center, United Community Center and COA Youth & Family Centers. He founded Revolutionary Student Alliance (RSA) when he attended UWM, whose mission consisted of using Hip-Hop & urban cultural events to raise awareness and create action on social justice issues in the city. Currently, Muñiz-Muñoz is a fellow (2nd year) for Public Allies Milwaukee and seeks to pursue his MBA after his leadership service.

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Contacts

Email: blma@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Director:

LaNelle Ramey
Phone: 414-475-8842 
Email: rameyld@milwaukee.k12.wi.us


Coordinator:

Paul Moga
Phone: 414-475-8248
Email: mogape@milwaukee.k12.wi.us


Planning Assistant:
David Castillo
Phone: 414-475-8631
Email: castilde@milwaukee.k12.wi.us


Public Ally:

Sergio Muñiz
Email: munizs@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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