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History & Mission

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc., (BMA) was founded during the 1960’s civil rights movement to help clergy address the racial, social, and economic injustices facing our communities.  In response to growing youth violence, the Boston TenPoint Coalition, Inc. (BTPC) was founded to “promote and campaign for a cultural shift to help reduce youth violence, both physically and verbally, within the black community by initiating conversations, introspection, and reflection on the thoughts and actions that hold us back as a people, individually and collectively.” 


In 2020, BMA and BTPC merged to create BMA TenPoint, Inc. to address the broader spectrum of issues negatively affecting youth and families in Boston’s Black Urban communities.  To this end, BMA TenPoint’s current mission is to "to build the capacity of Black churches and ministry leaders to support the empowerment of our youth and families and strengthen the Health and well-being of their surrounding communities."


Following this mission, BMA TenPoint has become an inclusive alliance of churches, faith and community-based organizations reaching around 20,000 ethnically-diverse parishioners and clients in Greater Boston.

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BMA Tenpoint serves over 10,000 low-income children, youth and families a year in Boston neighborhoods with approximately 100 community-based and faith-based organizations.

Today the BMA Tenpoint fulfills its mission by serving as an intermediary organization working in partnership with over 100 nonprofits, churches, and ministries annually to make services delivered to low-income youth and their families more meaningful and effective. We convene resources, acting as a clearinghouse that redistributes funds and technical assistance to build the capacity and strengthen faith and community-based organizations.

Interested in Partnering?

BMA Tenpoint has partnered with hundreds of faith- and community-based organizations throughout the year. Collaboration is central to our mission. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact our offices.

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