Enabling African-American youth and young men to envision and achieve successful futures
|Copyright 2012 Brotherhood, Inc. All rights reserved.
625 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-368-8746 or 651-368-8744
|Brotherhood, Inc. was developed as a grass roots, community-based response to
help break the devastating cycles of poverty, unemployment, and incarceration
facing young African American males in the twin cities. Nationally, the
unemployment rate of black men between the ages of 16-24 is currently 34.5
percent, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population. In
Minnesota, the gap in unemployment between African Americans and whites is
the worst in the nation. In response to the social issues facing young African
American men, Brotherhood, Inc. seeks to address these issues head on through an
array of comprehensive, culturally-sensitive social services, case management,
and in-house job opportunities. Brotherhood, Inc.’s goal is to ensure that young
African American males are being successfully reintegrated back into the
community, are given access to gainful employment and the tools to become
leaders in the community.
BOARD AND STAFF
Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq. (Chair)
Assoc. Prof. of Law, Director, Community Justice Project, University of St. Thomas School of
David Carson (Vice Chair)
Community and Public Health Initiatives, City of Minneapolis
Derrick Crim (Secretary)
Manager, Telesis, Chemical Health Program; Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility
Instructor, Operation Foresight Services, Inc.
Marvin Scroggins (Treasurer)
CPA, African American COMFOARTS
Past President, St. Paul NAACP
Executive Director, Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
CEO, Engaging Entrepreneurship
Executive Director, Cultural Wellness Center
Attorney, Contract Compliance Supervisor, City of St. Paul HREEO Commission
Aurora Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation, Saint Paul branch of the NAACP, the Community Justice Project of the University of Saint Thomas School of Law, the
Cultural Wellness Center, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions program, the Ronald Hubbs Adult Learning Center of Saint Paul Public Schools, First Covenant Church of Minneapolis, and
Journey Secondary School.
Graduate Student Intern
M.Ed of Youth Development Leadership candidate
at the University of Minnesota
Director of Diversity and Clinical Professor at
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Community Justice Project
of the University of St. Thomas School of Law
A team of committed and dedicated board members, staff and volunteers currently lead Brotherhood, Inc.
The Board of Directors and staff come from a variety of different backgrounds and sectors
including public health, law, accounting, business, social work, corrections,
civil rights, youth employment, and neighborhood development.