BMEA builds LIBERATED LEARNERS by supporting culturally responsive educators
with a collection of engagement, development, recruitment and resource programs. 

BMEA Presents: The Developer – Vol 1 Issue 1


Thank you for your continued engagement during the ups and downs of 2020. We look forward to bringing you more programming, development and community outreach in this New Year.

On this page you will find the BMEA quarterly newsletter, “The Developer”. Hear from our Founder & CEO, and all that BMEA accomplished in 2020. Also, save the date for upcoming opportunities and events happening in 2021.

We look forward to seeing you soon, virtually or in-person should health and safety regulations permit.

The BMEA Podcast:
Lifting Our Voices

Welcome back to the BMEA Podcast – Lifting Our Voices.

On today’s episode, we are joined by three impactful leaders in the Detroit educational community. We are pleased to be joined by Mrs. Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent of External Partnerships, Enrollment and Innovation for Detroit Public Schools Community District, Mrs. Danielle Jackson, CEO of U Prep Schools, and Mr. Ralph Bland, CEO of New Paradigm for Education. In this conversation, the hosts from BMEA and the special guests talk candidly and openly about the thought-process and approach to continuing education for more than 60,000 students in Detroit and the specific considerations each leader had to be mindful of in their approach.

We also discuss the future implications for Detroit schools moving forward and the continual fight to provide equitable educational experiences for all Detroit students.