Minority Male Community College Collaborative to Expand Nationwide

m2c3A new organization has been formed with the goal of increasing opportunities for African American and other minority men at community colleges. Since 2011, The Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) has partnered with over 45 community colleges in eight states. These partnerships have led to enhanced professional development for faculty and staff, informed interventions for programs serving men of color, and resulted in new funding for initiatives addressing challenges facing these men. Now the organization plans to expand the effort to community colleges throughout the nation.

LukeWood“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 J. Luke Wood, co-director of M2C3. “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”

Dr. Wood is an associate professor of community college leadership and the director of the Doctoral Program Concentration in Community College Leadership at San Diego State University. Dr. Wood holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Arizona State University.


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  1. Ivan Lowe says:

    Do you offer an annual conference where interested Community Colleges can united to learn more about your program?

  2. Hello Dr. Wood,
    I am so excited about the news of your proposed expansion of M2 C3 Collaborative! Although I listen in on the webinars as often as possible, I find your work to be fascinating and much needed. As a scholar-practitioner and researcher with a passion for working with Black male student-athletes attending community colleges, I welcome the opportunity to obtain more information on how I might introduce your organizational philosophy and expansion project to the leadership at my school (State University of New York). Further, as an adjunct instructor at Westchester Community College, having the opportunity to present your program(s) to the leadership at my institution would be an honor and could possibly serve to enhance the current program known as the Black & Hispanic Male Initiative (BHMI), which frankly is in dire need of support and is currently floundering in my opinion.
    Perhaps we could continue and perhaps expand the dialogue on the topic in the near future.
    I look forward to your reply.

    Yours in the struggle,

    Charles W. Richburg, III, Ed.D.

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