Black Male Educators Alliance (BMEA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2017 with an original targeted focus on increasing the percentage of Black males in the classroom in the State of Michigan. Since then, BMEA’s vision has evolved to liberating students, teachers, school leaders, and school systems/policies to transform the landscape of education for Black and Brown communities across the country.

Early in 2022, Founder and CEO, Dr. Curtis Lewis left the K-12 space to leverage his 20+ years of experience with educating children, coaching and developing leaders, and researching and implementing best practices, to provoke change on a broader scale and transform the educational experiences for Black and brown children nationwide. Since then, BMEA has expanded its reach to schools in the Midwest Region as well as those on the East Coast, and recently to include an international Black male school leader in China.


We build liberatory school spaces for Black, Brown and economically disadvantaged communities nationwide.

Core Values

Love and Care




Funders & Partners

Our work is made possible in part through the generosity and support from the following funders and partnering educational entities:

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