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Lynch School of Education

2009 Annual Roundtable

2009 Roundtable group photo

Presenting Programs:

African American Men Project

Shane M. Price
Minneapolis, MN

The African American Men Project (AAMP) is a strategic initiative that strives to enhance and empower African American men and their families through leadership, policy-making and infrastructure building in the areas of education, housing, family structure, health, economic empowerment, criminal justice, community involvement, fundraising and communications.

The Bakari Project

Dr. Thomas A. Parham
Irvine, California

The Bakari Project was designed and conceptualized by Dr. Thomas Parham, of Irvine, California in consultation with his colleagues in the 100 Black Men of America, Orange County Chapter (100 BMOC). Derived from the Swahili language, the word Bakari means “one who will succeed.”

Boston Ten Point Coalition

Reverend Jeffrey L. Brown
Boston, Massachusetts

The Ten Point Plan and Coalition is an alliance of inner-city ministers whose mission it is to mobilize the Christian community on behalf of black and Latino youth, especially those at risk for violence, drug abuse, and other destructive behaviors. The Boston Ten Point Coalition grew to become an ecumenical group of 67 churches, whose clergy and lay leaders work to organize the Greater Boston community. 

The Center for Homicide Bereavement

Holly Aldrich, LICSW
Mary R. Harvey, Ph.D.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Center for Homicide Bereavement at the Victims of Violence Program provides bilingual/bicultural services to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or ones to murder.  In the life-altering aftermath of homicidal loss, our staff offers outreach, crisis counseling and support, ongoing traumatic grief counseling with adults, children and families, advocacy, and homicide bereavement support groups.

The Full Frame Initiative

Katya Fels Smyth
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Full Frame Initiative is a new enterprise working to ensure that over the next decade, thousands of our country’s most marginalized people have access to programs practicing the Full Frame Approach. We believe that communities constantly seed Full Frame resonant start ups, but few make it to sustainable—many capitulate to more traditional models.

The HEAF continuum

Dr. Deidre Franklin-Jackson
Director of Counseling and Youth development
Merle McGee
Vice President of Programs
New York City, NY

Founded in 1989, HEAF is a college preparatory and youth leadership organization that helps high-potential, underserved students from Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resilience they need to ensure success in school, career and life.

The Role of Men Program

Michael Connor, Ph.D.

The Role of Men program focus is on African American Fathers who are often labeled “at risk”, but how may in fact become “at promise” with appropriate supportive training, education and mentoring.


Paulette Moore Hines, Ph.D.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

This Program provides training and consultation to Educators, Counselors and Youth Service Providers on the topic of Adolescent Violence Prevention.  The aim of our research-validated program is to reduce the incidence of interpersonal violence among adolescents.