The LAB: Leadership and Brotherhood Summit for Young Men of Color

In collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Schools’ Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement (BLMA), Marquette University engages in the community-wide effort to support the leadership development, enhance the academic success, and affirm the cultural identity development and dignity of Black, Latino and First Nations male youth of the greater Milwaukee region and Southeast Wisconsin.

In launching the inaugural LAB: Leadership and Brotherhood Summit for Young Men of Color in 2018, committed members of the Marquette community extend our professional knowledge and resources to complement initiatives that assist these young men in navigating their educational and career aspirations. Through various panels, workshops, lectures, and guided tours, participants in the LAB learn how they can harness their own power and become change agents in our community - and our country - through personal development, servant leadership and civic engagement. Learn more about the inaugural LAB here.

The third annual LAB will be reimagined for the 2020-21 academic year. More details to come!

If you have any questions about the LAB, please contact one of the co-chairs of this initiative:

Dr. Robert Smith

Director, Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach


Jacki Black

Associate Director for Hispanic Initiatives

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