President Obama is scheduled to speak Monday at the launch of a new nonprofit organization — the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a spinoff of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative launched by the President in 2014 as a White House program aimed at helping minority boys and young men stay in school and graduate prepared for college.
Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools and one of the Initiative’s first partners, says, “The fact that he is setting this up now is important in signaling what a major priority this is for him personally.”
Perhaps the President will continue to be involved after he leaves office in January 2017. Last week, he told a group of school children that he will “go back to doing the kinds of work I was doing before,” leading some to speculate he may return to community organizing.
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