Forward Promise National Program Office

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Heal, Grow, Thrive!

Forward Promise is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to build and strengthen the villages that raise and empower boys and young men of color to heal, grow and thrive. We do this work through managing the grantmaking to organizations, providing technical assistance to various stakeholders, conducting and sharing research on structural racism and dehumanization, and supporting leaders in the field to build social networks and skills to enhance their effectiveness.

It takes a village to raise a child, but what does it take to raise a healthy village?