Founded in 2002, The Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. is an organization within the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. The Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. is comprised of Black men who have had a relationship with the University of Penn School of Social Work (presently School of Social Policy and Practice) since the 1950's to present. The Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. was created to be a conduit between the African American community and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.
To strengthen the University of Pennsylvania`s awareness and sensitivities to the continuing issues and challenges that face Black men in America. This will be done with the intent of influencing and helping to shape policy in the School of Social Policy and Practice.
BMAP goal is to restore dignity and hope in the African American community by directly addressing issues around trauma, stigma and discrimination. Black Men Speak and Men of Color promote positive mental wellness by mentoring, advocating, and assertively addressing other issues in the community. BMAP is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
Our mission is to recruit African American males to the profession of social work, provide group and individual psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for at-risk youth. The Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. provides mentoring, outreach intervention in the areas of violence prevention/intervention, academic achievement, and anti- racism training for urban and suburban schools.
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