Monday, March 24, 2014

14 African American & Men of Color Mpowerment Projects

  • Adapting the Mpowerment Project for young African American MSM 
  • Evolution Project - Atlanta GA
  • United Black Ellument (UBE) - Dallas TX
  • ME + U – New Orleans LA
  • Project LOL ( Living OUT Loud) - Jersey City NJ
  • Power House – Charlotte NC
  • Mpower U -  Miami Men's Mpowerment Project – Miami FL
  • Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center -OH
  • ABBA Mpowerment - Dayton OH
  • Prodigies of Pride - Chicago IL
  • M Society - Houston TX
  • Brooklyn Men (K)onnect - NY
  • Color in Common - Los Angeles CA
  • The DENIM Collection - Washington DC
  • The GMHC Crew - Fairfax VA
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We’ve been busy conducting research on how the Mpowerment Project can be best tailored for African American young gay/bisexual men.  If you visit mpowerment.org you will find links to several documents.  The document called Adaptation of the Mpowerment Project to Young Black MSM discusses how the Mpowerment Project has been adapted to meet the HIV prevention needs and sociocultural context of young Black MSM's lives.

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Evolution Project – Atlanta GA
The Evolution Project is a drop-in community center for young black gay/bisexual men and transgenders individuals between 18 and 28 years of age. This is a safe space that helps young people to connect, develop strengths and skills, support each other, have fun and achieve positive goals.

Evolution Project | Mpowerment Atlanta GA
United Black Ellument (UBE) - Dallas TX
U-BE is young Black gay and bisexual men 18-29 cultivating knowledge and creatively building community.

ME + U – New Orleans LA
ME + U is a group for young gay and bisexual black men. Through regular meetings, the group seeks to build a greater sense of community for black gay and bi men while also promoting safe sex. We plan regular events and activities in the community and also have regular gatherings at our space on Esplande Ave. Come hang out, meet new people, and get involved along the way! 
Me + U | Mpowerment New Orleans LA

Project LOL - Jersey City NJ
The heart of Project LOL is our Drop-In Center, a SAFE gathering space where young men can relax, meet, support, mobilize and inspire one another. We offer a second HOME, an environment where young men can talk and encourage each other about issues that are important to us, including safer sex.


RELATED: The Mpowerment Project: Gay, sex, and Black Affirming.

Power House – Charlotte, NC
The space boasts free wifi, meeting areas, flat screen TV, social events, healthy living programs and parties. The MPowerment Project (for 18-29 gay, bi, curious men of color) and Many Men, Many Voices (for 25-25 gay, bi, curious men of color) are also housed in the POWERHOUSE.

Power House | Mpowerment Charlotte NC

Mpower U – Miami, FL
Our mission is to provide a fun, safe and empowering place for young Gay and Bisexual, discreet MSM from ages 18 and up.
Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center - Columbus, OH
GCMC is committed to being at the forefront of HIV prevention, education, and advocacy for the same-gender-loving Black and Latino male community. We also strive to be a visible voice and a vehicle for accountability with the goal of ending stigma and providing mental and social support.

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ABBA Mpowerment- Dayton OH 
ABBA (Aspiring Beyond Belief and Adversity) Mpowerment is for gay, bisexual and transgender community. We serve to educate, inspire, empower, and motivate and so much more! 
ABBA Mpowerment on Facebook 

Prodigies of Pride  - Chicago IL
To bring a group of African American and Latino Youth together who want to support each other and foster an environment that produces a better community for all of us.

Prodigies of Pride | Mpowerment Chicago IL

M Society - Houston TX
M-Society: A place, a movement, a change.....for our own, by our own. M-Society is a project for Houston's GBT men, 18-29 years old. Call for more information 832-730-4422.
M Society on Facebook | twitter:  @MSocietyHouston

M Society | Mpowerment Houston TX

Brooklyn Men (K)onnect BMK - Brooklyn NY
Connect with other men, get all the latest news and updates on what we're doing and where we're going to be in the NYC area.

The DENIM Collection - Washington DC
(D)eveloping & (E)mpowering (N)ew (I)mages of (M)en -- D.E.N.I.M. is a community center for 18 to 29-year-old gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men of color. Our mission is to engage, educate and empower members of the gay community, particularly young gay men of color.


The GMHC Crew - Fairfax VA
"The Gay Men's Health Collaborative exists for the social, mental and sexual health of gay/bi/SGL men of color ages 18-34." The GMHC Crew hosts events, workshops, and weekend retreats focused on the social, mental, and sexual health of men who are gay, bisexual and transgender."

The GMHC Crew | Mpowerment Fairfax VA


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If you register at mpowerment.org you will find links to several documents.  The document called "adaptation process document" discusses how the Mpowerment Project has been adapted to meet the HIV prevention needs and sociocultural context of young Black MSM's lives.

RELATED11 themes to address in implementing Mpowerment for YBMSM 
Understanding the Guiding Principles is an important aspect of any successful adaptation of the Mpowerment Project.  For an audio-slideshow about adapting the Mpowerment Project go to mpowerment.org and click on Adapting Mpowerment.




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