Black Male Achievement

Charlottesville Alliance for Black Male Achievement is dedicated to tackling long-standing systemic barriers to Black Male Achievement so all Black boys and men have equal opportunity to lead successful and meaningful lives.


Black boys and young men have the expectation and opportunity to succeed.


The Alliance seeks to inspire and recognize Black Male excellence in the city of Charlottesville by connecting and convening resources and fostering innovative efforts to expand opportunity for achievement.


•The lives of Black boys and young men matter.

•Black boys and young men have the right to be heard, supported and successful.

•The ongoing support of our entire community is needed to create lasting change.

•Black boys and young men are entitled to a quality education, justice, equal opportunities, and equitable access to resources.

•The community will consistently recognize and celebrate the strengths and achievements of our Black boys and young men.


In 2018, a group of young Black men wrote, directed, and produced a documentary to tell the story of successful Black men in the Charlottesville area. This documentary was created in partnership with Underground Shorts Media and Lighthouse Studios. It has been featured in over 7 film festivals around the world. Watch the powerful documentary entitled, “Changing the Narrative.” 

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