National Initiative Aims to Lift Minority Men

In an effort to improve the outcomes for underrepresented men of color at community colleges, a new national consortium is being launched with the intended purpose of strategizing over how best to serve this growing demographic.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Drs. J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III, co-directors of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) at San Diego State University. Wood and Harris are experts on the experiences of minority students at community colleges.

“The call is to join our consortium for community colleges if you are interested in sharing efforts and learning about new strategies for enhancing the success of men of color,” said Wood, who is also an associate professor of the community college leadership program at the university and director of the doctoral program in Community College/Postsecondary Education. “This innovative group of college leaders will be instrumental in implementing cutting edge practices and policies that are addressing the achievement gap facing underrepresented men.”

The initiative comes amid calls by President Obama to make community colleges free and a year after Obama announced the creation of his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. <Read more.>

Via Jamal Eric Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education.