What is Transformational Leadership in Communities of Color? (Video)

October 19, 2010

This video shares voices from those working to inspire bolder and brighter visions of what is possible for black men and boys in America. The central message: We need more models of what effective, successful, positive, collaborative leadership looks like.

“It’s not simply only economics or education or health or emotional stability … it’s all of those things.”
- Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project

This video was filmed at the first annual Campaign for Black Male Achievement Transformational Leadership Retreat, which took place in December 2009 in Miami, Florida. In partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Open Society Institute convened over 60 leaders from across the nation to participate in a retreat designed to raise the bar for participants' personal and organizational leadership in 2010.

During the retreat, participants were asked to talk about their collective missions to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys.