22 Feb

Root Cause and The Open Society Foundation Launch Leadership and Sustainability Institute Website

Root Cause and The Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement have launched a new website for the Leadership and Sustainability Institute, a national initiative to bolster the efforts of advocates and organizations working to improve the life outcomes of black males in the U.S. The Institute is currently in its developmental stages.

The new website can be found at:

The website aims to be a collaborative, open-engagement platform for individuals and organizations interested in advancing the field of black male achievement. Materials from the planning process will be posted to the site, including summaries of past events, recordings of webinars, and lessons learned from research and surveys.

The website includes a blog written by stakeholders and allies from across multiple sectors. Tonya Allen, chief operating officer and vice president of program at the Skillman Foundation, and Anand Dholakia, senior consultant at Root Cause, have contributed the initial posts.

The site will be continuously updated to keep visitors apprised of new developments. Visitors are encouraged to give input on the evolving Leadership and Sustainability Institute model and to contribute to the growing discussion on this important issue. 

The Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Root Cause are leading the effort to plan the Institute with the support of a diverse group of leaders from nonprofit, philanthropy, business, government, and academia.