What We Do
BMEA is dedicated to liberating students, teachers, school leaders, and school systems/policies to transform the landscape of education for Black and Brown communities across the country.
Educator Wellness Fellowships
BMEA School Partnerships
Systems & Policy Change
Black Minds Leadership Program
BMEA works with educators and schools in Michigan, Illinois,
New York, Ohio, and China
Students impacted by BMEA’s programming
BMEA fellows that have been retained in the profession
The BMEA Leadership Team just wrapped up its 2023 Team Retreat! Over the past three days, we engaged in deep reflection and planning for the work ahead. Coming together in an intimate environment...
We are proud to announce our 2023 Cohort of The Teacher Wellness Professional Learning Community. These educators span across various grade levels and cities, while all demonstrating a commitment to...
This week, Eastern Michigan University's College of Education recognized and honor BMEA's Founder & CEO, Dr. Curtis Lewis, as one of their "Black Figures in Academia". Their posts included the...
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
The BMEA Podcast is back TONIGHT at 7 pm EST to discuss the Michigan Reading Crisis and Michigan's Read by Grade Three Legislation. Our hosts, Dr. Curtis Lewis and Mr. Michael Payne are joined...
On today's episode of The BMEA Podcast, we will be highlighting a truly dynamic Black Male Educator impacting lives in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. James Clark! This is the first of many Black Male...
We are back with a new episode of The BMEA Podcast: Lifting Our Voices! Recently on the show, we have been discussing the mindset of our youth when they leave the K12 school system. As we know, once...
Our work is made possible in part through the generosity and support from the following funders and partnering educational entities: