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Brothers on the Rise
1470 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: 510-599-3582
Fax: 510-261-2968
info@brothersontherise.org


Brothers on the Rise

Brothers on the Rise is a dual direct service-systems change organization which responsibly empowers male youth to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a more just and equitable society. We accomplish this through comprehensive gender-responsive, culturally appropriate, preventive, pipeline programs that directly serve boys and young men of color. We also provide capacity building for schools, nonprofits and public agencies through training, coaching, curriculum development, consulting, convening, research and writing – all empowering the community towards more effective and equitable practice. Through these programs, BOTR and its partners help to raise, educate and develop boys into responsible, peaceful, caring and productive young men. Brothers on the Rise is based in Oakland with programs impacting youth, families, teachers and providers throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Join us at our annual winter benefit on Monday, December 8th, 5-8 PM at SoleSpace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA. Tickets are free or just show up at the door. Donations will be accepted. RSVP through Eventbrite or Facebook.

Annual winter benefit.
This kicks off BOTR's 2015 awareness & resource raising campaign, "Manning Up to Our Responsibility - Brothers and Sisters, UNITE!" Visit our organization page, explore & click to learn about us, join our team, make personal commitments & contribute.

BOTR runs community based manhood training programs which build literacy, life skills & leadership for 3rd-8th grade males at Oakland parks and recreation centers in San Antonio, Fruitvale and East Oakland. For 9-12th grade males interested in health and human service careers we have a paid internship program - Lift a Brother Up.

Cascading mentorship model.
​To refer a youth, please contact Frederick Douglass Mesa at frederick@brothersontherise.org or call 510-325-4886.
Want to host a Lift a Brother Up 12th grade intern for summer or school year 2015-16? Contact us to coordinate details.

BOTR's program models, including school day counseling groups & after-school enrichment, are licensed to schools & agencies in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Contact us to bring BOTR to your organization using our facilitator guides, training, observation, coaching & consultation.

Contract for help.
BOTR provides training workshops (free for most Alameda County agencies), coaching, consultation & convening to build your school or agency's cultural competence & capacity to effectively serve boys & young men of color. Contact Jon Gilgoff at jon@brothersontherise.org, 510-599-3582 to collaborate.

BOTR contributes to the Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) movement through valuable research and writing. We are also available to present at conferences.

BYMOC Here is a training manual on culturally competent counseling with African American male youth. Here is a research synthesis on out of school time work with BYMOC. Here is a SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute article about this project. Contact us to collaborate!

Visit BOTR's You Tube channel to see our latest manhood training/media production projects, including the 2014 summer music video "My Voice Matters."

My Voice Matters
Visit our You Tube for other songs and films produced over the last 6 years by BOTR youth, and to see TV feature stories about the powerful work we do!

​​View our 2013-14 music video ​​from Lazear Charter Academy entitled, "A Real Man."

A Real Man

Watch our amazing Brothers, UNITE! / Lift a Brother Up
Summer 2013 video entitled, "Rising Above the Violence."

Rising above the violence

Listen to BOTR’s first CD single release,
“We are all College Bound!”

We are all College Bound!

Brothers on the Rise Video by Youth Uprising

Great video! Learn more here.

View the Boys’ Digital Stories!


Brothers on the Rise - in the news!

Journal: BOTR co-authored article on our model applied to college men of color program at Iowa State University.

Youth Newspaper: BOTR authored article on new African American Male Achievement Director for Oakland schools.

TV: Brothers on the Rise wins Jefferson Award, July, 2009.

Newspaper: “Inside the Activist’s Studio” panel with KQED’s Michasel Krasny.

Online news: Op-ed addressing gender and culturally responsive work with male youth in Youth Today.

More news.

Proud graduates

Proud Program Graduates.

 

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