NEW YORK, NY – Today, Scott Budnick, the Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance).

The MBK Alliance is made up of a diverse group of leaders from across the country, including successful business leaders, high-profile entertainers, government officials, and leading nonprofit professionals, coming together to identify innovative solutions to eliminate gaps and increase achievement opportunities for boys and young men of color in America. The Alliance will focus on addressing these gaps from cradle to career, using evidence-based interventions from the community, private, public, and social enterprise sectors.

“Historically in America, young men of color have been at a disadvantage when it comes to education and career opportunities, which often contributes to an increased risk of involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice systems,” says Scott Budnick. “I’m excited to be a part of the MBK Alliance to help increase access to jobs and education, and to bring the voices of those most impacted by these disparities to the table,” he added.

Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at an event at Lehman College in New York to announce the MBK Alliance.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Ahearn, Associate Director of Development, Communications and Special Projects at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, at [email protected] or (213) 955-5885.


Founded in 2013, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition advocates for fair and just policies in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, and provides services, support and opportunities to those currently within the system and those coming home from incarceration. Together, we serve as a bridge to transformation, purpose and redemption.

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