Reaffirming Action, Access, and Support for Black and Latinx Young Men in Higher Education

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Ford Foundation Building, 320E 43rd street - 10th Floor
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Join us for an in-person panel discussion to learn more about the current landscape for equitable post-secondary pathways for Black and Latinx Young Men. We will explore how nonprofit leaders are uniquely supporting these students and how philanthropy can make an impact, especially within the context of the recent Affirmative Action decision.

What will you learn?

  • The root causes and barriers to young people of color accessing higher education, given that most institutions have historically excluded people of color, and how nonprofit leaders are facilitating persistence
  • Key challenges faced by Black and Latinx young men in navigating post-secondary pathways, as captured by nonprofit leaders in the space
  • The importance of innovative programs that are holistically supporting Black and Latinx young men, from both an academic enrichment and social-emotional learning approach, while also creating spaces of belonging at post-secondary institutions
  • How the recent decision around Affirmative Action will likely impact access to higher education for communities of color and how philanthropy should respond


Who should attend?

All interested funders in grantmaking, public policy, and related roles. What to expect: panel discussion followed by Q&A.

How do you sign up?

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Program

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the “Register Now” link above. (No fee.)  

Members of Collaborators: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (No fee.)  

Non-Members: Please email ($150 fee.)  

What else should you know?

This is in-person event. Space is limited and will be first come, first serve basis. 

** Safety protocol: The health and safety of our members and staff remain a top priority. Masking, while not required, is highly encouraged within all areas of Philanthropy New York's spaces, unless eating or drinking. The Ford Foundation is no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the building, but please be sure to have a photo ID to check-in with security. **

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