Man the Bay

Man the Bay is an innovative fellowship that covers professional and living expenses of Black male pre-service teachers, and provides critical training and support for teaching in San Francisco.

The fellowship aims to give every Black student at least one Black male teacher before the 6th grade, thereby drastically affecting academic outcomes for Black students and societal outcomes for all students.

Apply for 2023 Cohort

Are you a current college student?
Consider becoming a Campus Ambassador!

UEA is excited to announce a new on campus opportunity! The UEA Campus Ambassador Program will roll out at select campuses to support with building a pipeline of qualified applicants for Man the Bay. Campus Ambassadors will represent UEA at their respective campuses, in the community and online. This program is for on campus Sophomores and Juniors. More information below.

Learn about our Campus Ambassador program

The most foundational leaders in our communities are teachers.

Less than 2% of America’s teaching force are Black males; less than 3% are Latino males. Yet research shows that the influence of having a Black teacher can make a monumental difference in a Black student’s life.

MEET OUR FELLOWS

The most foundational leaders in our communities are teachers.

Less than 2% of America’s teaching force are Black males; less than 3% are Latino males. American communities need more highly-trained male leaders of color.

Recruiting
& Training

Workforce
Housing

Job
Placement

By providing targeted, wrap-around support for recent college graduates, Man the Bay reduces stigma around teaching, develops career pathways, and ultimately increases the number of equipped Black men teaching in San Francisco’s elementary schools. 

Impact Snapshot

Current fellows
graduated from 6 HBCUs
across the country

Man the Bay fellows graduating from Cal
State TEACH will represent a 200% increase
in Black male representation over the past decade

Man the Bay fellows were the
only Black men enrolled in SFUSD’s
credentialing cohort for 2020-21

Fellows have completed
more than 8000 hours of professional
development and teacher training

Fellows have directly
supported more than 600 students
in classrooms and Saturday programs

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