We envision achievement without limits. We are here to support the Obama Academy.

The mission of the FRIENDS of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is to invest in and empower endangered young men, in order to develop leaders and role models for our community. We support an academically rigorous, character-based, single-gender education with rich experiences outside school. In doing so, we champion a replicable model for Dallas ISD and other school systems to benefit increasing numbers of students.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

FRIENDS of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy (BOMLA)  affirms its commitment to advancing diversity, equity, fairness, inclusion, and justice in its policies and programs. One of the key strategies the organization relies on to fulfill its vision is a deep and long-term commitment to equitable outcomes for the students, families, and communities we serve. By employing data-driven strategic initiatives and programs, the resources available through FRIENDS of BOMLA directly improve learning outcomes for students who need them most.


BOMLA FRIENDS is an independent, 501c3 organization providing fundraising and ‘friendraising’ for the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy since 2011.

Board of Directors:

  • Justin Parscale, Chair
  • Sophia Johnson, Immediate Past Chair
  • Renee Thompson, Treasurer
  • Scott Cooke
  • Crystal Wright
  • Marlon Brown
  • Arthur Gregg
  • Carla Moore
  • Minerva Rodriquez
  • Maria Coello
  • Christian Evans