Organization: M3 Foundation
To enable young men to achieve their highest potential and offer their gifts to the community.
More Information837 Bancroft Way
Berkeley , CA 94710
Primary contactKG Charles-Harris
E-mail: kgch (at) m3boys (dot) org
Services offeredAcademic enhancement/tutoring/study skills
Early college awareness - Grades 5-8
Encouraging rigorous curriculum and accelerated learning opportunities
Service timesAfter school hours
Program operated byHigh school or school district
Primary service locationSchool site
Parent ServicesCollege awareness information
Instructional programs -i.e. parenting or financial education workshops, etc.
Parent support group
Target Populations servedBoys/young men
Low- to mid-academic performers
First generation to attend college
Middle school students
High school freshmen and sophomores
High school juniors and seniors
Historically under-represented people of color
M3 Foundation is an emerging not-for-profit addressing what is perhaps the most pressing moral and Civil Rights issue in America- the fate of our young Black men. With 1/3 of Black men in the penal system at some point in their lives and a greater than 50% high school dropout rate, the situation is catastrophic. By their mid 30’s, more than 64% of Black men who dropped out of high school have spent time in prison. Despite these travesties, very few organizations focus on the needs and success of young Black men.
The M3 Education Foundation fills this gap. Composed of passionate educators, community advocates and business professional, M3 supports low-income Black boys from Middle through High School with comprehensive educational and social services- to get them “college ready” and prepared to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
M3 currently operates a full spectrum of programs in Berkeley, California’s three public middle schools- King, Longfellow, and Willard, and at Berkeley High School. Berkeley Unified School District has the highest achievement gap in the State of California, and one of the highest in the nation.