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 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.

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.

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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.

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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. 

Highlighting Man the Bay Fellows

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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