Brotherhood Initiative

BI in the News


March 11, 2019

March 2019 – BI featured in the Seattle Times

Originally published March 8, 2019: A pilot program at the University of Washington is finding ways to better support black and brown male students, who often find the campus isolating and unsupportive, and who graduate at lower rates. Read the full story here: https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/do-i-belong-here-uws-brotherhood-initiative-wants-to-improve-support-men-of-color/


August 22, 2018

Brotherhood Initiative scholar kidney research highlighted

Rising junior and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Brotherhood Initiative, Wade Washington is determined to become a transplant surgeon after receiving a kidney transplant himself. This story that was hosted on the University of Washington’s homepage, highlights Wade’s story and his success now as a student at the University. Wade, along with…


July 24, 2018

June 2018 – UW Today: Brotherhood Initiative study abroad students highlighted

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.  But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S….


March 20, 2017

April 2017 – BI Faculty Director to deliver Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

Dr. Joe Lott to deliver 2017 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Friday, April 7. RSVP by March 30.  Click here for full details about the event.


September 26, 2016

August 2016 – BI Research Associate in the news

Dr. Ismael Fajardo, Research Associate with the Brotherhood Initiative, is highlighted in the Yakima Herald.  Click here to view the full story.


June 24, 2016

June 2016 – BI highlighted in Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The Brotherhood Initiative at the University of Washington Looks to Boost Graduation Rates


June 22, 2016

June 2016 – Faculty Friday: Joe Lott

Faculty Friday: Joe Lott


May 9, 2016

April 2016 – UW Today: New UW program aims to create ‘brotherhood’ for male students of color

Joe Lott, a UW associate professor of education, is spearheading the university’s new Brotherhood Initiative.  Read more here.


January 30, 2016

January 2016 – EDU Talk: Why Should We Care about Young Men of Color?

In this five-minute EDU Talk, Professor Joe Lott describes his work building a network of men of color in the Puget Sound who will support young men from historically marginalized communities throughout their college experience. Save Save