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 Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity 

AACC promotes increased access and success for the diverse community college population by securing federal and private support to colleges and providing opportunities, resources, and information related to persistence, retention, program completion, and transfer.

AACC is committed to diversity in its policies, programs, and relationships, as well as in its efforts to build, maintain, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion.

 Announcements

AACC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

AACC proudly acknowledges the contributions of Hispanics to education, culture, and world history. We want to know how your campus will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Send a listing of your events to Kevin Christian.

Learn Strategies to Support Men Of Color

The Minority Male Community College Collaborative will be hosting a free webinar September 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (PT). The webinar, Supporting Men of Color in the Community Colleges: Teaching and Learning Strategies for Classroom Faculty, will focus on promising teaching and learning strategies that classroom faculty can use to support their success of men of color. To register, please visit https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_24vMIkLMh2z5tfn. For additional information, please contact Jonathan Wood at jwood@mail.sdsu.edu

Seven Centers Release Policy Report on ‘Boys and Men of Color’

Seven research centers from top universities around the nation have co-released a policy report, Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color in Education: Recommendations for Policymakers. The report, drawing from the national momentum of My Brother’s Keeper, the Obama administration’s initiative to improve outcomes for boys and men of color, encourages policymakers to remedy systemic challenges facing these males from preschool to doctoral education.

Accelerate Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education is hosting the Accelerating Latino Student Success Workshop in Washington, DC, October 1, 2014. Experts, practitioners, and grant makers from across the country will reveal their ideas and knowledge in a full day of information and interactions. For more information, please visit http://www.edexcelencia.org/alass.

APIASF Scholarship Application Available Online

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is currently accepting applications for the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program. Each award will range between $2,500 and $5,000 for the 2014–15 academic year and students must be enrolling at a participating institution. For more information please visit http://www.apiasf.org/aanapisi.html. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2014.

 Upcoming Events

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
2014 HBCU Week Conference
September 22–23, 2014
Washington, DC

The Community College of Baltimore County
Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference
September 27, 2014
Baltimore, MD

12th Annual Males of Color Empowerment Conference
Reprogramming the Minority Male for Leadership and Success in the 21st Century
October 9–10, 2014
Southfield, MI

 

 Leadership Programs

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Christian
Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Ph: 202.728.0200 x262
kchristian@aacc.nche.edu

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 MMSSD

Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

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