Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invests $1.2M in BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions
BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions announced that they have been awarded $1.2 million to provide advisory services and national technical assistance on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $9.5 million Forward Promise initiative. Forward Promise aims to vastly expand the potential for boys and young men of color to grow up healthy, obtain a good education, and find meaningful employment.
Frontline Solutions Senior Partner Marcus Littles believes growing national efforts to invest in and support men of color largely result from groundwork laid by BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions. “Since 2005, BCT and Frontline have coordinated with our philanthropic and public-sector partners to increase opportunities for males of color,” says Littles. “Managing these initiatives is a tremendous responsibility for us, and we’re excited to build on this momentum by supporting Forward Promise.”
BCT’s Chairman and CEO Dr. Randal D. Pinkett agrees. “As minority-owned companies, we take pride in the fact that we can lend our expertise and services to empower males of color. We look forward to continuing to build our growing practice for children, families, and communities throughout the country.”
As partners in the Forward Promise initiative, Frontline and BCT will support 15 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantees over 30 months to help bring their projects to scale, and possibly replicate them in other cities. Frontline is helping RWJF to manage the initiative and serve as a thought partner, while BCT Partners is responsible for assessing the grantees’ needs, coordinating the provision of technical assistance, and creating a community of practice that will allow the grantees to share ideas and models of success with one another.
About BCT Partners
BCT Partners is a national consulting firm that delivers a full-range of program management, research and evaluation, technical assistance, and information technology services in the areas of housing and community development, economic development, workforce development, children and families, health, and education. Learn more about our passion and work at www.bctpartners.com.
About Frontline Solutions
Frontline Solutions (www.helpingchangehappen.com) is a social change organization that invests in the pipeline of social change leaders;
provides consulting services to institutions in the nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors; and develops knowledge, informs policy, and improves practice in the areas of Education, Social Innovation, and Males of Color.