Black Male Initiatives

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Black Male Initiatives

Boys of color and black men in the United States across all segments face a far more dire situation than is portrayed by common employment, education, and general life success statistics. Recent studies have reaffirmed a long known reality: young Black men are disproportionately disconnected from mainstream society even though there has been in recent years even an economic boom and a welfare overhaul have brought gains to black women and other groups.

Focusing more closely than ever on the life patterns of young black men, the new studies, by experts at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and other institutions, show that the huge pool of poorly educated black men are becoming ever more disconnected from the mainstream society, and to a far greater degree than comparable white or Hispanic men.

In the country’s inner cities, the studies show, finishing high school is the exception, legal work is scarcer than ever and prison is almost routine, with incarceration rates climbing for blacks even as urban crime rates have declined. Although the problems afflicting poor black men have been known for decades, the new data paint a more extensive and sobering picture of the challenges they face.

Kevin Russ L.L.C. black male initiative or men or color consultants help organizations and professionals across multiple business sectors who work with black males and other men or color populations to build capacity in order to improve the educational, developmental, and life-success outcomes for this target group.

Organizational Assessment (OA) is a systematic process for obtaining valid information about the organization’s current performance and the factors that affect its ability to implement a BMI.

Program Assessment is a systematic and ongoing method of gathering, analyzing and using information from various sources about your BMI and its current or intended goals and outcomes.

Needs Assessment (NA) is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or “gaps” between your BMI current conditions and desired conditions or “wants” to scale.

Change Management Audit is a systematic process for preparing and supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in making top-to-bottom organization changes regarding your BMI.

BMI Research is a technique or strategy to gather relevant information about potential previous or current BMI initiatives or programs to identify what elements fit your organization culture.

Focus Groups is a strategy or methods of assembling a small, but demographically diverse group of people whose reactions are studied in guided or open discussions to solicit feedback.

Benchmarking a systematic process of comparing and measuring a BMI’s processes against other BMI’s to gain information which will help the organization take action to improve its performance.

Survey Methods is a strategy or method of conducting a detailed study of BMI market data on the attitudes, impressions, opinions, satisfaction level, etc., by polling a section of the constituent base.

Strategic Visioning is a facilitated planning method or process that seeks to create a compelling, collaborative vision for your BMI understanding its past, its current position, and future direction.

Tactical Planning is an organizations’ systematic determination and scheduling of the immediate or short-terms activities required in achieving the objectives of the strategic plan.

Strategic Planning is an organization’s process of defining its BMI strategy, method, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy through a variety of interventions.

Program Planning is a strategy or system with inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes whereby a collection of resources in an organization is geared to accomplish a certain goal or set of goals regarding the BMI.

Annual Giving is a fundraising strategy  or method with the purpose building a base of donors to support your organization’s operations BMI from year to year.

Grants Management is a fundraising strategy or method with the practice completing an application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust.

Planned Giving is fundraising strategy or method sometimes with the practice donating planned gifts to a BMI in the form of a will or trust and often granted once the individual has passed away thought cash, stocks, bonds, etc.

Case Statement is a fundraising strategy or method to establish your organization’s  BMI communication case for support document, targeted to a particular audience to communicate the need, opportunity, and benefits to raise money.

Corporate Sponsorship is a strategy or method of obtaining support though payment by a business to a nonprofit to further the nonprofit’s BMI mission with an acknowledgment that the business has supported the nonprofit’s activities, programs, or special event.

Major Gifts is a fundraising strategy or method of a strategically planned series of activities designed to establish and nurture a broad base or donor support that will make a significant and positive impact on the BMI.

Special Events is a fundraising strategy or method though an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to generate publicity for the BMI and raise money for a cause, charity or non-profit organization.

Brand Strategy is a strategy or method that encompasses specific, long-term marketing support for your organizations BMI goals that are based on the characteristics of the target consumers and the combined components of your company’s character that make it identifiable.

Marketing Collateral is a fundraising strategy or method to establish or position your brand by designing and disseminating  a collection of media, content, and information  communicating specific attributes of the positioning or targeting specific audiences to influence them to support your marketing and sales activities.

Communications Strategy is a strategy, methods, or plan, compiled into a document that expresses the goals and methods of an organization’s outreach activities, including what the BMI wishes to share with the public and whom the organization is trying to reach

Digital Media is a fundraising strategy or method to establish your organization’s communication channels utilizing digitized content (text, graphics, audio, and video) that can be transmitted over the internet or computer networks.

Program Evaluation is a strategy, plan, or systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about A BMI’s programs, processes, policies and procedures, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Data analysis is a strategy, methods or process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling BMI data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making.

Stakeholder Engagement is a strategy, method or process by which your organization can involve its BMI stakeholders in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of program decisions.

Outcomes Measurement is a strategy, method, or process whereby the determination and evaluation of the results of an activity, plan, process, or program and their comparison with the intended or projected results.

transforming potential into extraordinary growth and success

We  offer individualized, tailor-made solutions to complex questions and challenges. Our researched-based consulting, advisory and technical assistance strategies and methods  promote long-terms organizational and personal growth and life success. From prevention to intervention and follow-up, we are here for you from beginning to end.

Our experts can help you integrate our paradigm of consulting, advisory, technical assistance, and capacity building services into your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s strategy and programmatic interventions though services and solutions that include:
Our experts can help you integrate our paradigm of talent acquisition consulting, advisory, technical assistance, and capacity building services into your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, and organization’s  through services and solutions that include:

  • Program Assessment – A complete audit and review of your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s BMI program and services to identify its unique strengths, areas in need to improvement, and to make recomComprehensive Consultation and Advisory – an on/off-site partnership to resolve your BMI’s issues an challenges and to answer any questions or concerns related to integrating elements of  the KRI paradigm into your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s programmatic interventions.
  • Professional Development and Training – An on/off-site partnership providing customized training for your  your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s BMI program and initiative  at all levels: executive, managerial, administrative programmatic, academic, interns, and volunteers.
  • Supplementary Support – An on/off-site partnership providing your  agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s BMaI with cutting-edge additional expertise to help fill critical human capital gaps and resources.
  • Development of a BMI System – A customized BMI system that enables your agency’s, corporation’s, institution’s, or organization’s BMI to train, self-consult, and evaluate your own staff in a specialized milieu of solutions or services.

comprehensive, individualized, seamless, and community-based services

KRI offers you knowledge, expertise, strategies and skills that you stay on top of a rapidly changing BMI industry and sector. KRI offers a unique combination and blend of consulting, advisory, technical assistance, and training that will provide you with an toolbox and array of tools to help you engage and involve black and latino males and men regardless of environment or developmental level:

  • 4-year public and private college and university campuses
  • 2-year community and junior college campuses
  • Vocational schools and job training programs
  • Public and private elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Governmental human service agencies
  • Faith-based and/or religious organizations
  • Corporate diversity and inclusion programs

delivering innovative, systematic solutions, and individualized dramatic results

Kevin Russ L.L.C. expertise spans over 75 -years of researched-based, practiced and  proven, outcomes-driven, insight, intelligence, data and thought-leadership  resulting in a consulting, advisory, technical assistance, and capacity building solutions that are comprehensive, intensive, systematic, seamless, and customized.

Kevin Russ L.L.C. clients have included agencies, corporations, institutions, and organizations that are experiencing challenges and issues with creating opportunities, low-involvement, non-inclusive programming, fractured learning/living environments, and more. KRI has and continues to provide cutting-edge solutions and services to small, medium, and large-sized  operations across corporate, K-12, education, governmental/human services, higher education, and nonprofit environments.

Kevin Russ L.L.C. works with innovative, forward thinking, and change agent agencies, corporations, institutions, and organizations to create cutting-edge insights and thought-leadership for operations and the professionals who staff them to provide better opportunities for black boys and men transform potential into success.

creating an environment for growth and excellence

KRI provides proven solutions for organizations and professionals who work with black boys and men that span the entire development continuum. KRI consulting, advisory, technical assistance, and capacity building services help you:

  • Engage, involve, and inspire excellence 
  • Raise involvement numbers and percentages in development areas
  • Create comprehensive, strategies, and systems that drive change
  • Design focused programs and intervention that get results
  • Institute strong learning/living environments
  • Implement culturally appropriate, relevant, programs and learning experiences
  • Build sustainable relationships, partnerships, and networks for long-term success

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“When we first started thinking about how to address the black male graduation situation at ASU, all we were looking to do was get a a small group of black males together and talk. Kevin came in and in a short time put together an initiative that has brought us national attention.”

Lonzo Jones
Executive Director, Arizona State University

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