I'm A King!

ALL BLACK MALES ARE BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, AND POSSESS INNATE GREATNESS!

We empower educators to improve educational and life outcomes for Black boys from Pre-K to PhD

Programs

TFI
The Fellowship Initiative: Oakland, Applications open now!
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KMA
KOO Media Academy Registration open now!
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Open Mic
In the heart of downtown Oakland Kingmakers orchestrated a vibrant spectacle, hosting their second youth-led Open Mic at the Oakstop community workspace.
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Stories

Educator of the Month
Jay Cox
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King of the Month
Eromose Itua
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Spring Symposium
The Spring Symposium 2024 concluded with a flourish on its final Saturday, marking an inspirational climax with Dr. Shawn Ginwright’s keynote on the nurturing aspect of self-care.
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Black Love is Liberation
April was a month of profound reflection and invigoration. It began with a transformative visit to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Oakland Griots
The Griots of Oakland Experience and soft book launch, in collaboration with publisher Story for All, heralded the dawn of a new era in narrative liberation and cultural resurgence.
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Press

Talk of the Town
Our work was recently highlighted on KTVU's 'Talk of the Town' news show.
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CBS BAY AREA
Kingmakers CEO Chris Chatmon receives Jefferson Award for community impact
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Hiero Day
We partnered with the legendary Hieroglyphics collective to produce the 2023 Hiero Day Festival
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Reports

Impact
A Columbia University report listed us as a leader in Educational Equity based on the impact we have made in the field.
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Annual Report
We are pleased to share with you our 2022 Annual Report
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We activate strategies across six SYSTEM CHANGE DRIVERS to create a thriving ecosystem for Black boys.

THIS IS ANCESTRAL WORK!

Changing systems takes Multi-Racial, intergenerational, and Cross-Sectional collaboration between educators, students, family members, government officials, and community leaders.

We serve youth, families, educators, schools, districts, and community organizations
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