RISE BMOC: Creating opportunity

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted December 2, 2016

RISE BMOC: Creating opportunity

RISE for Boys and Men of Color is a $10 million field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. RISE spans five fields (education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development) and focuses on four populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans).

The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and Equal Measure, a national evaluation and philanthropic services firm, co-lead RISE. Penn GSE Professor Shaun R. Harper and Sharon Norris-Shelton, senior director at Equal Measure, co-direct this field advancement effort.

Assistant Professor of Urban Education, Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep, is a member of the network. He represents the fields of education and Asian American boys and men. His work on Asian Americans and the model minority stereotype is what he brings to RISE BMOC. He has also attended the organization’s national conferences.


Of special interest to Metropolitan State students and the local/national community is the Grad Prep Academy. The academy’s focus is to prepare undergraduate men of color for doctoral study in the RISE fields. For more information, click here: http://risebmoc.org/grad-prep

To get involved with Rise BMOC, students can: