The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) uses new ideas and creative solutions to tackle the educational achievement gap and increase the number of Black and Latino young men who graduate high school prepared to succeed in college and careers.
ESI is an educational component of the Office of the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)
and is supported by Open Society Foundations
. YMI is the nation’s most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of Black and Latino young men.
As part of that comprehensive effort, ESI works and conducts research in 40 public high schools that have shown promise in reversing this trend; develop and launch new high schools specifically designed to fully prepare Black and Latino young men for success in college and careers; and scale-up college advising training city-wide with the goal of reaching all high schools in the system.
Since the launch of ESI, over 40 NYC public schools, their staff, and students have passionately committed to changing the narrative about Black and Latino young men. From May 18 - 22, ESI Week will serve as an opportunity for participants from across New York and beyond to engage and advance the conversation about improving outcomes for young men of color in this country. For more information about ESI Week, click here. To access a calendar of events, click here.
The resources below offer further insight into what the Expanded Success Initiative is, and what it is learning.