My Brother's Keeper Alliance
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is an independent 501(c)(3) born out of President Obama’s call to action to address the barriers to success that young men of color face across their lifetime.
During her time in the White House, Lee worked on a collaborative team of government, philanthropic, private sector and not-for-profit leaders to help bring President Obama’s vision to life. Lee was specifically charged with engaging the corporate community around this important work.
In February 2014, the President’s vision became a reality when the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative was launched with the goal of addressing persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. His vision was to provide opportunities for all young people to reach their full potential for their own benefit, as well as the overall betterment of the country. Through the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, more than 250 communities in all 50 states have accepted the call to action to adopt innovative approaches, open doors, strengthen supports and build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color.
In August 2014, Lee launched her post-White House career by supporting a team of corporate leaders who were interested in creating a 501(c)(3) to support the President’s vision for the long term. Lee led a team of consultants, raised significant funds from the private sector, and developed the organizational structure and operations for a new 501(c)(3) not-for-profit called My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. The organization was formally launched with Lee as Managing Director in May 2015.
During her time at MBK Alliance Lee led a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement that united business, philanthropy, not-for-profit and community leaders to increase pathways of opportunity for boys and young men of color. Lee grew the organization to 17 employees and a $15 million-dollar annual budget and oversaw a number of leadership and organizational transitions.