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Meeting Name: BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/18/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Running Rebels Community Organization - East 225 W Capitol Drive Milwaukee WI 53212
Limited parking is available on-site in the parking lot. If the lot is full, you will find free street parking along 2nd street and along Melvina street.
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     1. Call to Order at 10:19 AM    Not available
     2. Roll Call.     Roll call Not available
     3. Motion by Asst. Chief Banks, seconded by Mr. Olivier to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2019 meeting. There were no objections.    Not available
     4. Evaluation & MBK Dashboard: Dr. Carl Wesley (Center for self-sufficiency presentation)

Minutes note: Dr. Carl Wesley The Center for Self-Sufficiency is requesting the provision and use of the data sets listed below in order to: 1). Establish a baseline 2). Create BMAAC’s data collection and warehousing protocol 3). Create ideal conditions for an eventual research and analyses of the Milwaukee’s Black Male Achievement Advisory Council (BMAAC) Below you will find the Milwaukee My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) project priorities, SMART goals, and initial strategies found within the MBK 2016 action plan. We have listed each priority and the goals connected to each priority. Additionally, we have identified the baseline data needed to analyze the degree of change highlighted within each goal. We have also identified and highlighted goals which we recommend a narrowing of the scope or adjustment of the priority/goal language or both. Priority No. 1 Graduate male boys and young men of color from High School Ready for College and Career Priority No. 2 Accept, retain, and graduate boys and men of color from post-secondary education or job training programs Priority No. 3 Make workplaces attractive and accessible to boys and men of color Priority No. 4 Retain and promote employees who identify as males of color Priority No. 5 Increase the capacities of boys and young men of color to combat violence and victimization Priority No. 6 Improve administration of justice for boys and men of color Priority No. 7 Protect the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of boys and men of color Priority No. 8 Fuel creative and entrepreneurial innovations among males of color Priority No. 9 Increase the representation and participation in decision-making bodies and processes across all sectors for boys and men of color Priority No. 10 Establish alternative community-based institutions to sustain males of color and their achievement efforts
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     5. BMAAC Funding Disbursements: Mike Peeples / Workgroups Representatives.

Minutes note: • Workgroup 1: Education & Workforce Development Mr. Lanier proposed an idea for Funding from BMAAC for the Education and Employment Goal. Creation of a Black and Latino Male Transition & Dual Enrollment Hub located at Marquette's Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach (CURTO). The idea is designed around the premise of equipping a targeted group of Black and Latino boys and men for the some of the key transitional moments in their lives: High school to College High School to Job College to College College to Job The key transitional points also coincide with the key metrics identified in the original MBK plan. By drawing on Best Practices; the plan will provide the opportunity to create a community of learners amongst leaders and practitioners utilizing the following best practices: MPS's BLMA Manhood Academy MCubed Transitions (UWM, MPS, MATC) UWM MKE Scholars MATC MCubed Transitions Employ Milwaukee's Opportunity Youth Program Campaign for Black Male Achievement for Best Practices and Dignity/Asset Based Framework BLMA Initiative at: Marquette UWM MATC The request will include: 1-2 doctoral students to run the program as part of their research 1-2 success coaches Ubuntu for program design and evaluation 1-2 college interns for administrative level work Funds for 2-3 convening of key stakeholder Data capture infrastructure Marketing plan and materials Size and Scale The program can be scaled up or down based on resources. We could have a small cohort made up primarily of the 10-12 graders inside BLMA's Manhood Academy or scale up more broadly. The concept is based, in part, on research done by MCubed on key points to strengthen academic performance and includes: Establishing an early connection to students, prior to high school graduation; Ensuring students complete credit bearing courses through either dual enrollment or summer bridge prior to their first college semester; Providing “success coaches” to assist students in navigating academic and non-academic roadblock during their transition to and through their first year of college; and Integrating financial literacy, community service and leadership into first year college coursework. Mr. Lanier said that if this done well, it could leverage resources from other partners. 150K fiscal agent will be Employ Milwaukee, with activities to be carried out by MATC • Workgroup 2: Criminal Justice Reform & Violence Reduction Mr. Peeples on behalf of the workgroup, offered the recommendation to locate a resource van in targeted areas to reduce criminal violence and to reform the criminal justice. The request of $50,000 - 75,000 for implementation. 75K (fiscal agent – TBD), with activities to be carried out by Youth Justice Milwaukee • Workgroup 3: Health Ms. Terri Strodthoff - Founder and Executive Director of th ALMA Center Many African American men in the community are hurting. The ALMA center cannot educate, train, employ or house the hurt away, or punish it away. Transforming pain requires healing. The purpose of the Alma Center’s project is to support healing for African American men in our community and through healing to nurture improvements in emotional, social, spiritual, physical, and economic health and well-being. The Alma Center has a particular focus on working with African American men who are involved, or at-risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Through the partnership with the City of Milwaukee the Alma Center will enhance its capacity to support African American men on their journey of healing from personal and historical experiences of trauma through individual and group services utilizing the Intensive Trauma Resolution approach (ITR). ITR is an evidence-informed and pioneering approach based upon new research in neuroscience, universal survival processes and clinical observation. It was developed by Dr. Louis Tinnin (psychiatrist) and Dr. Linda Gantt (art therapist) and successfully used for over 40 years in hospitals and clinics. ITR provides structure and words to traumatic events and experiences that are otherwise fragments of memories and feelings, and helps create a resolution to the ongoing stress associated with the experience. ITR identifies symptoms associated with trauma as normal human reactions to abnormal and overwhelming experiences. In this approach symptoms are viewed from a lens of the capacity and resiliency of the human brain, body and spirit. In comparison, the standard mental health approach is to identify the presenting symptoms as pathology. The mental health system uses a diagnostic process to categorize the symptoms and identify what is “wrong” with people who present in this way. ITR turns this understanding around. The symptoms are not data points for diagnosis, they are clues for understanding what happen to a person. After 40 years of experience working with over 1,000 trauma survivors, the grounded ITR data indicates that the brain and body’s trauma response can be fully resolved. Trauma survivors do not have to live with even the minimal symptoms of trauma. To be clear, ITR is a trauma resolution approach, not a therapeutic or medical model. Mental health credentials and licensing are neither required nor sufficient for the delivery of ITR. ITR is provided by an ITR Specialist who is by definition a non-clinical professional, but may also be a clinical professional, who has completed training and certification in the ITR technique. In summary, in this project the Alma Center will fund an ITR Specialist to provide individual and group services to a minimum of 52 African American men within the particular population of focus. 75K fiscal agent will be Milwaukee Health Dept., with activities to be carried out by the ALMA Center • Workgroup 5: Learning & Systems Development 50K directly to Center For Self-Sufficiency, who will be carry out the activities. Ms. Gilligan moved, seconded by Mr. Olivier, the Black Male Achievement Advisory Council accept the allocation recommendations provided by the different groups. There were no objections.
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     6. Questions/Feedback.     Not available
     7. Announcements.     Not available
     8. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 Joanna Polanco Staff Assistant     Not available
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