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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.


Excelencia in Education and United Negro College Fund Release New Analysis on Institutions Serving Latino and African-American students

While historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) represent 20 percent of all institutions in the nation, these institutions educate nearly half of all black and Latino students. Many of these students are low-income and first-generation college attendees. Today, Excelencia in Education, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund - Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, released new analysis to bring intentional focus to strengthening student success. To read the report, please click here.

AACC Presents Minority Males and Post-Secondary Education Success

AACC hosts Dr. Frank Harris and Dr. Luke Wood, co-directors of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3). The interview appeared on Higher Education Talk Radio on September 16, 2014. To listen to the interview, click here.

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.

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 2014–2015 academic year and students must be enrolling at a participating institution. For more information please visit Deadline to apply is October 15, 2014.

 Upcoming Events

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, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Ph: 202.728.0200 x262

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Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

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