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Grantee Announcement

Source: Forward Promise

Forward Promise, a national grant making program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), today announced grant awards totaling $3.15 million to nine organizations across the United States that are helping boys and young men of color (BYMOC) heal, grow, and thrive.

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Forward Promise, an initiative to help boys and young men of color heal, grow, and thrive, launches at Penn GSE

Source: Penn GSE Newsroom

Backed by a $12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and based at Penn GSE’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, Forward Promise will aid RWJF in realizing its vision to build a Culture of Health, ensuring it includes middle- and high-school-aged boys and young men of color by focusing on countering the effects of chronic stress and trauma and fostering their healing.

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HouseCall w/Dr. Mac


It’s where the biological and social sciences meet. We’re connecting the health dot of trauma, our bodies and how they heal. Dr. Howard Stevenson, Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative and professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvnia and Mrs. Rhonda Bryant CEO of

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