We exist to transform the school experience for Black and Brown children by creating culturally sustaining policies, structured programming, and teacher pedagogy that develops students into change agents for their community.
How We Do It
BMEA’s Liberated Learners Framework is the foundation from which the organization’s professional development sessions are built. Uniquely designed by BMEA’s executive leadership, this foundational structure of concepts and strategies is intellectually stimulating and creates school environments that foster a spirit of liberation and honor Black excellence.
Principal Wellness Fellowship
BMEA School Partnerships
Teacher Wellness Fellowship
Black Minds Leadership Program
Representation Matters: Black Male Educators Model a Bright Future
GRAND RAPIDS — Inside a classroom is the place where many begin to dream up and work toward their future. As our Path Forward initiative begins, we looked at the spaces— and people— integral to...
On Sale Now: Educators’ Gala 2023 Tickets
🌟 It's time to celebrate! Join Black Male Educators Alliance at our Inaugural Educators’ Gala - "A Night of Elegance Honoring Champions in The Work", where we will recognize outstanding...
How Black Men Work to Incorporate Joy in the Classroom—and Why Retaining Them is Key
Recently, BMEA Founder & CEO, Dr. Curtis Lewis, discussed his thoughts around Black Male Educator retention with Phillip Lewis, Senior Editor for Huffington Post. Dr. Lewis shared why it is...
The BMEA Podcast:
Lifting Our Voices
The BMEA Podcast, Lifting Our Voices engages Black male educators and culturally responsive teaching professionals in conversations related to education policy, school reform, pedagogy, current events, and issues affecting our community. Enjoy these stimulating and enlightening conversations bi-weekly at 7:00 pm, on Thursdays via the following platforms
S4E15 – Transformational School Leadership
The BMEA Podcast is back tonight with another dynamic conversation! We are joined by a friend of the show, Principal Wellness Fellow and school leader, Mr. Anton Horton, to reflect on his year as a...
S4E14 – Power in Giving Back
The BMEA Podcast is back TONIGHT, live at 7 pm, and we will announce the 2023 Educators' Gala Awards Winners! A huge thank you goes out to the BMEA Community for their engagement and nominations of...
S4E13 – Highlighting Educator Wellness
After two weeks of traveling with our Principal Wellness PLC and Teacher Wellness PLC, hosts, Dr. Curtis Lewis and Mr. Michael Payne, are back to reflect on the experiences of both trips to...
Our work is made possible in part through the generosity and support from the following funders and partnering educational entities: