Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Mpowerment Project at the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) 2019

We are attending the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) in Atlanta GA, March 18 - 21, 2019. We look forward to meeting you.

 "The National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) is the preeminent HIV prevention conference in the United States involving state, local, and tribal health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others sharing the latest advancements, strategies, and accomplishments in HIV prevention.

The theme for NHPC 2019 is 
Getting to No New HIV Infections, which will highlight dynamic approaches to HIV prevention, detection and management, and the critical roles that different communities have in achieving this vision."

The NHPC 2019 Website.   

Scroll down for the following information:
  •  Our booth location at #NHPC2019 TBA
  •  The Mpowerment Project (MP) Reunion and Affinity Session TBA
  •  Sessions and posters of note: hosted by coordinators of Mpowerment Projects across the country
  •  The Mpowerment Project (MP) is a community level intervention giving young bisexual and gay men a voice in prevention programming that affect them
  • "Cut Paste and Post Me" - help us spread the word


Say Hi. The Mpowerment Project NHPC booth

Exhibit Booth Location:  TBA

During the Conference visit us at Booth TBA. We represent the University California San Francisco's (UCSF) Capacity Building Assistance Partnership.  We are hosting the booth alongside our colleagues: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.  Be sure to say hello. Drop by and pick up some of our free swag (pens, iphone holders, notepads and bags).

Mpowerment Supervisors and Coordinators from across the country will be holding shifts so you may come by and ask about their implementation experiences and best practices:

  • Monday, March 18:  TBA
  • Tuesday, March 19: TBA
  • Wednesday March 20:  TBA


Join Us. The Mpowerment Project Reunion and Affinity Session

What: The MP Project Reunion and Affinity Session.  This year's theme:  We are the Justice League - the world's greatest heroes!  Stay connected with the MP affinity and reunion, follow the MP Facebook event: FB Link.

Catch up with everyone involved in building communities across the globe. Miss your fellow Mpowerment (MP) trainees and wish you could get together again? Interested in meeting and swapping information with other MPs? Well then, we've got you covered. Come play with us.

When:  Tuesday March 19th,  6pm.

Where:  Marriott Marquis Hotel.  Location coming soon!

Who: Everyone is welcome...funders, CDC staff, all NHPC attendees, supervisors, coordinators and participants. Anyone interested in HIV prevention for and by bisexual and gay men.

Follow the Reunion event page for news, updates and other news: Facebook event link 

Hosts: Details coming soon!



Be sure to attend these sessions hosted by the Principle Investigators of the Mpowerment Project. Details coming soon.


The Mpowerment Project (MP), a community level intervention giving young men a voice in prevention programming that affect them. 


Cut, Paste and Post me! 

Want to make an enormous difference in the lives of young gay and bisexual men? What is the Mpowerment Project up to at #NHPC2019?  

The world's greatest heroes! Join us at the Mpowerment Reunion / Affinity Session
Location:  coming soon.
#NHPC2019 #Mpowerment #MpowermentFamily  


Check out more NHPC goodness here:  NHPC 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Best blogs on Core Group. The Mpowerment Project.

Core Group members are volunteers, as are the other volunteers of the Mpowerment Project. The Core Group is the decision -making body of the Mpowerment Project that designs and carries out all Project activities. It is usually comprised of 12-20 young gay and bisexual men, depending upon the size of the community. 

Core Group is one of 8 Core Elements of the Mpowerment Project.

DYK. The Mpowerment manual is free!  Module 5 is Core Group and volunteers.
Sample agendas, facilitation tips and more:  
Module 5: Core Group

RELATED:  The Mpowerment Project is a model HIV prevention program that has been specifically designed to address the needs of young gay and bisexual men.

Core Group advice from Mpowerment Projects

Building trust, creating FOMO and retention. How to build a strong Core Group.
via Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center (GCMC), OH.

How to mobilize a Mpowerment Project Core Group with few resources.  
via The Mu Crew, Mpowerment Dayton OH

How coordinators organize a highly functioning Core Group.
via Mpowerment YVR
 Vancouver BC

How to prepare for your weekly Core Group agendavia Mpowerment YVR Vancouver BC 

QUESTIONS?  Making high-impact HIV prevention possible for Community Based Organizations: Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) services available. via University California San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Mpowerment Project at United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) Orlando FL 2018

We are attending the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Orlando Florida September 6-9, 2018. We look forward to meeting you! 

What: United States Conference on AIDS (USCA): USCA
Hosted byNational Minority AIDS Council

What is The Mpowerment Project? A bio-behavioral community level intervention originally designed for young adult gay and bisexual men ages 18-29. ( ) 

Here at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University California San Francisco (UCSF) we are members of the Capacity Building Assistance Provider NetworkMore.

Follow the Mpowerment Project (MP) USCA adventures on twitter @mpCAPS #Mpowerment #2018USCA #USCA2018

Join the Mpowerment Project USCA Facebook Fan Page FB Link: ( ) for updates on Mpowerment related USCA information, Orlando FL travel information and more. 

Mpowerment Affinity and Reunion at USCA 2016


Scroll down for the following information:

  • The Mpowerment Project Booth 713 & 715 at USCA Exhibit Hall.
  • Mpowerment (MP) Reunion and Affinity Session. Friday September 7th.  6.30pm Celebration 1 & 2. Convention Level.  
  • Workshops, panels, sessions and posters of note, hosted by current and former coordinators of Mpowerment Projects across the country.
  • Are you working to prevent HIV in your community? We offer HIV technical assistance for CBOs and Health Departments.

Say Hi. Mpowerment USCA booth.

When:  Thursday - Saturday. 

Where: USCA Exhibit Hall Booth.  713 & 715 University of California. 

Visit us at Booth 713 & 715. We represent the University California San Francisco's (UCSF) Capacity Building Assistance Partnership. We are part of a partnership that offers a wide range of HIV services. We provide Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for Community Based Organizations and Health Departments. Have a question about CBA, HIV prevention or HIV research?  Contact us

As members of the Capacity Building Network Partnership, with our colleagues at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health we are hosting at Booth #715.  Be sure to stop by and say hello.  Pick up our free swag (pens, notepads, bags and more . . . )

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Mpowerment Project Coordinators across the country are holding shifts at Booth 715. They are here to answer your questions about their own unique Mpowerment implementation. Drop by and meet them.

Thursday September 6th 10 - 11:30am Booth 715

Meet Jade representing GenderBrave, United Black Ellument (U-BE) and FUSE three Mpowerment Projects that are located in Dallas TX.
Gender Brave "is a project for transgender and gender non-conforming young adults 18-29.  Events are developed by the program's core group members."

Fan Gender Brave on Facebook

United Black Ellument "exists to enable young, black same-gender-loving men to fulfill their greatest potential for good - coming together to meet, socialize and learn to support one another."
Fan U-BE on Facebook and Follow U-BE on twitter.

FUSE "is a group for gay, bisexual, pansexual guys 18-29 in the Dallas metroplex."
Fan FUSE on Facebook and Follow FUSE on twitter.

Friday September 7th 10 - 11:30am Booth 715

Meet Elias from the M Factor Mpowerment El Paso,Texas.  "The M Factor brings together young adult gay and bisexual men ages 18-29 for socializing, networking, community building and learning."

Fan The M Factor on Facebook and Follow The M Factor on twitter.

Friday September 7th 1:30-3:30pm Booth 715

Meet James from The Power House Project Mpowerment Charlotte NC. 
Fan The Power House Project on Facebook and Follow The Power House Project on twitter.

Saturday September 8th 10am-11:30pm Booth 715

Meet LaMar from the Miami Men's Movement, Mpowerment FL. "This program provides social opportunities for young Black and Latino gay and bisexual men, while learning to take ownership of their health and share experiences in their community."


Mpowerment (MP) Reunion and Affinity Session. 
When: Friday September 7.  6.30pm
Where: Celebration 1 & 2. Convention Level. 

Who: Everyone is welcome to attend the Mpowerment Reunion and Affinity Session.  Do you fund, supervise or coordinate an Mpowerment Project?  This session is for you.  Network with other Mpowerment Project coordinators across the country. If you support community building and HIV prevention among young gay and bisexual men, we want you here. 

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Workshops, Panels, Sessions and Posters of note.

Presentation: Addressing trauma in newly diagnosed HIV positive LGBTQ millennials w/ Dylan, coordinator of Mpower Entourage, Mpowerment Lake Worth FL 
Date: Sunday September 9, 11am
Location: TBA

Poster presentation: PReParing together: Community Mobilization's Role in Expanding PrEP Access w/ Elias, Coordinator of the M-Factor Mpowerment El Paso TX. 


Tweet me

Visit #Mpowerment at booth 715! Meet our colleagues @AHP_SF @UCSFCAPS Support HIV programs that build community as a protective factor.

#2018USCA  #Mpowerment 

Join us for a Mpowerment Family Reunion and Affinity at #2018USCA Friday 9/7 @ 6:30pm FB Link: Bring your Mickey Ears! (not required). via @UCSFCAPS #Mpowerment

Elias is sharing implementation best practices of @MFactor915 #Mpowerment TX. Friday 10-11:30am @UCSFCAPS Booth 715  #2018USCA #USCA2018 

RECOMMENDED: Beginner twitter pro-tips - just in time for USCA!


We are part of a partnership at that offers a wide range of HIV services for CBOs and Health Departments.  We specialize in these interventions:

HIV Counseling and Testing
Personalized Cognitive Counseling
Testing Together
Healthy Relationships
Social Networking Strategy
Project Start
The Mpowerment Project

We are here for you. Making high-impact HIV prevention possible for CBOs. Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) services available. via University California San Francisco (UCSF) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

Mpowerment Affinity and Reunion at USCA 2016

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We Have the Power! National Voter Registration Day. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

"Historically, midterm election turnout lags dramatically behind presidential election years which is why we need your help."

 Scroll down to find:

  • Talking points
  • Partner with National Voter Registration Day (free).
  • Rock-the-Vote
  • Posters for your Mpowerment Project Space
  • When We All Vote
  • Sample Facebook and Twitter Posts
  • Share me - Articles of Interest  


Talking points

  • Every election, millions of American cannot cast a ballot because they do not know how to register or missed their local registration deadlines. National Voter Registration Day was created to combat this and make sure the American political process leaves no one behind.
  • National Voter Registration Day is the largest one-day effort of the year to register voters. It falls on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of September. This year, National Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2018.
  • Countless number of state and federal elections will take place in November. This underscores the need to get registered now.
  • Registering to vote is easy. You can start the process online at  
  • We encourage every Mpowerment Project to get involved! 


Partner with National Voter Registration Day
Sign up to partner: It's free.   National Voter Registration Communications Toolkit.
Facebook  Twitter

Planning for National Voter Registration Day Webinar.  Join us to get a snapshot of who's involved, how it works, and why you should start planning now for NVRD 2018.


Rock the Vote 

We have the power to decide the direction of our communities and our country.
We choose to fight. We choose to vote. Join us.
Before you can vote, you've got to be registered.
Rock the Vote Resources.
Share Rock the Vote's Online Voter Registration Platform


Posters for your Mpowerment Project Space
Click for graphics to download and share


When We All Vote
We can change the world. Are you ready to vote in the 2018 midterms?
Facebook  Twitter


Sample Facebook Posts

  • Celebrate democracy in America by registering to #vote on September 25. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
  • Have you moved since the last Election Day? Make sure you’re registered to #vote with your new address! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
  • National Voter Registration Day is in just [insert amount of time]! Show your support. Sign up as a partner. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
  • Register in September to #vote in November! Get registered now at #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
  • Did you know [ORGANIZATION NAME] is helping register voters in our community? We’re part of #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
Fan the Mpowerment Project on Facebook.

Sample Twitter Posts

Join us in celebrating democracy in America! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 9/25.

What’s #NationalVoterRegistrationDay all about? Learn more at

Moved recently? Make sure you’re registered to #vote at your new address! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay

We are [insert amount of time] away from #NationalVoterRegistrationDay 2018! Join us!

We’re a proud partner of #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Get involved & register to #vote at

Register in September to #vote in November. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay is 9/25! 
Follow the Mpowerment Project on twitter.


Read me. Share me - Articles of Interest
  • Young voters make up 31 percent of the electorate but have low turnout. via NPR 
  • Will millennials be the largest voting bloc in 2018, as Rock the Vote predicts? via PolitiFact 
  • Institute of Politics Spring 2018 Youth Poll.  Spring 2018 marks the 35th National Youth Poll conducted by the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School examining the political opinions and civic engagement of young Americans ages 18 to 29.  via The Institute of Politics at Harvard University