Who We Are


He is Me Institute ensures that Black male teachers have lifelong access to resources, experiences, and opportunities that support them as they are recruited, retained, and retire as teachers.


We envision a society in which racial wealth inequity is obsolete and where all students have the academic experience of learning from teachers of all backgrounds, especially Black men. After learning from a diverse group of instructors, children grow up better educated. As a result, they gain more access to resources & opportunities that create generational wealth and enjoy a better quality of life.



with empathy


with integrity


growth through struggle


through reflection



Boston Plan for Excellence
Boston Public Schools
Framingham State University
Middletown City School District
Quincy Public Schools
Shady Hill Teacher Training Center
University of Massachusetts Lowell


BART Charter Public School 
Black Men Teach 
Boston Latin Academy 
Broad Meadows Middle School 
Community Charter School of Cambridge 
Emmanuel College 
Family Promise Metrowest 
Highview 6th Grade Center 
Helen Y. Davis 


Leadership Academy
Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School
North Quincy High School
Oliver H. Perry School (BPS)
Pauline A. Shaw Elementary
Profound Gentlemen
Thomas A. Edison School
Thomas J. Kenny School
University of Massachusetts Boston
UP Academy Dorchester

What Our Supporters Say

This fellowship exposed me to teaching

He Is Me Fellow

The Team at He Is Me understands what our teachers needed.

District Partner

After my son participated [in I am King] i saw a change in his sense of self.

Parent, I AM KING Program

Our Team

Robert J. Hendricks III

Founder & CEO

Janelle Engerman

Chief Impact Officer

Tomica McDonald

Chief Operations Officer

Ronald Brown

Chief External Affairs Officer

Board of directors

Yawntreshia Coleman

Board Treasurer and Vice Chair, Internal Affairs

Fabienne Francois-Morisset​

Board Member

Dr. David Fuentes

Board Director

Dr. Lawrence Green

Board Second VP and Chair, External Affairs

Dr. Phelton Moss

Board President

John Pannell

Board First VP and Chair, Governing

Alfred Reeves

Board Vice Chair, External Affairs

Christopher Dancy

Advisory Council President


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