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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.


Tribal Impact Days – Washington, DC – September 16-17, 2015
The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. For more information please visit

Excelencia in Education’s 2015 Accelerating Latino Student Success Workshop (ALASS)
Join Excelencia on Wednesday, September 23rd, in Washington, DC  for a full interactive day with innovative professionals from across the country exchanging information on effective institutional strategies, powerful analysis, and first access to new resources for Latino students in post-secondary education. For additional information and to register please visit here.  

NSPA 2015 National Conference
The National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) invites community colleges to its 2015 National Conference, October 12-14 in Charleston, SC. The conference theme Weaving Cultural Awareness into Scholarship Administration: Celebrating Differences and Fostering Communication will bring togetherprofessionals administering scholarships in colleges and universities, non-profits, foundations, and businesses. NSPA is offering a special pre-conference workshop entitled the Race Institute for Scholarship Providers.  For more information please visit

13th Annual Males of Color Retention Conference
Will convene October 22-23, 2015 at the Detroit-Southfield Marriott Hotel located in Southfield, Michigan. This year’s theme is “The Completion Pipeline: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Increasing Graduation Rates for Blacks, Latinos and the Underprivileged in Education.” The featured presenters are Alexander Hines — the cultural and diversity director from Winona State University and Teresa Harper—a robotic and STEM specialist from Arkansas. Register early, the deadline is September 7, 2015.  To register, please visit

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with significant financial need an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, the opportunity to reach their full potential. Nominations close on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  For information please visit

APIASF Scholarships for Community College Students
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is offering scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander community college students. To review the requirements and deadlines, please visit,  For more details on the scholarship programs and their respective deadlines, please email APIASF at  


 Upcoming Events

CUNY Black Male Initiative 8th Annual Conference
Race, Law and Justice
October 4th – Jamaica, NY

NCWE Conference in Partnership with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
October 14-16, 2015 in Portland, OR.

The Presidents’ Roundtable (PRT) will host the 4th Annual Men of Color Student Leadership Institute October 29 – November 1st, 2015 in Atlanta, GA - Deadline for Student Applications is July 15th.  For more information please visit

7th Annual Student Leadership Diversity Conference
November 7th, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois

2015 National Immigrant Integration Conference
New American Dreams: Advancing Opportunity, Equality and Justice
December 13-15th – Brooklyn, NY


 Leadership Programs

NCCHC Leadership Symposium for Hispanic Leaders in Community Colleges
September 17-19th – Ft. Worth, TX

4th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education
Creating Opportunity Through Education: Re-Engineering the Social Ecosystem for Black Males
October 4-7th, 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica

NCBAA Leadership Development Institute for African American Community College Administrators
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
Deadline: October 2nd

The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
For an application please email Dr. Charlene Newkirk @

 In Remembrance

Remembering the Hon. Julian Bond
AACC’s Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity had the opportunity to meet Julian Bond on May 18th at the offices of the Association of Community College Trustees.

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Christian
Senior Program Associate, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Ph: 202.728.0200 x262


Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

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