The Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation (RISE) for Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) have approved strategic grant investments in eight U.S. cities to further their goal to expand knowledge about programs having an impact on boys and men of color. Little Rock is proud to be one of the 8 recipient cities. The Urban League of Little Rock will build and pilot a kindergarten-through-career evaluation platform designed to assess and improve interventions that prepare BMOC for success in college and the workplace. The Department of Psychology is proud to announce that Assistant Professor, Dr. Tennial, is spear-heading the steering committee for the $160,000 grant and the data platform. As a leader and proud supporter of BMOC and BMOST, Dr. Tennial will play a vital role in building a comprehensive evaluation system and data access platform to enable program staff at youth-serving organizations, colleges, and the City of Little Rock to more effectively collect and use data to help BMOC succeed in school and career.