Welcome! We are pleased you have come to learn about the Black Male Institute (BMI) at UCLA. The BMI is led by Dr. Tyrone Howard, a professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, Urban Schooling Division. The BMI represents the hopes, dreams, hard work and planning of a host of individuals dedicated to improving the educational experiences and outcomes of Black Males.
Our primary goal is to provide reliable research, practical interventions, and effective programs that enrich the educational experiences and life chances of Black males. We do this by engaging researchers, scholars, practitioners, community members, policy makers and students of all ages in our work. For example, more than 15 UCLA undergraduates are currently conducting research with the BMI. Over the last two years, more than 400 middle and high school students have come to the UCLA campus to participate in BMI workshops focused on preparing young Black males for college; and hundreds of educators and community members have attended our Annual Think Tank conference. This year's Think Tank will feature keynote speaker Gloria Ladson-Billings, author of the critically acclaimed book, "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children." Join us on Wednesday May 9, 2012, as we engage researchers, practitioners, and youth in this day-long conference.
We are excited about our work and partnerships, and encourage you to explore the website to learn more about our research, programs, and events. If you would like additional information about the Black Male Institute, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.