Forward Promise Names Diverse Advisory Committee

Forward Promise, a national grant-making program that supports the health of boys and young men of color, announced a diverse group of national leaders in the fields of health, education, youth advocacy, technology, psychology, business, and philanthropy to join its National Advisory Committee last week. Some of the new members include Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy (pictured); Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (pictured); Terrance Bowman, Global Technology, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (pictured); Dr. Angela Díaz, Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (pictured), among others. Backed by a $12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, Forward Promise aims to promote a culture of health for boys and young men of color by supporting culturally responsive practices that buffer the effects of historical and present-day dehumanization, discrimination, and colonization. See the full advisory committee here.

Brenda Arredondo