AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Delgado Community College - African American Male Initiative

Program Name

Delgado Community College - African American Male Initiative 

Submitter

James McDuffie 

First Name

James 

Last Name

McDuffie 

Contact Title

Instructor 

College

Delgado Community College  

Address

615 City Park Avenue 

Address 2

Bldg. 1 Room 115 

City

New Orleans 

State

LA 

Zip

70119 

Email

jmcduf@dcc.edu 

Phone

(504) 671-6422 

Phone Ext

 

Fax

 

Program URL

 

Program Description

AAMI MISSION – To provide relevant experiences for males that will ensure success academically, professionally and socially, by developing male student’s success factors in areas including, but not limited to:

• Education/Retention
• Leadership
• Social Justice Issues
• Community Involvement
• Cultural and Spiritual Awareness

REACHING MEN

Through a series of special programming, events and activities, AAMI intends to help male students build positive relationships with faculty and staff members, community-based role models, and each other. The aim is to augment male students’ collegiate experience and ultimately help them graduate.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

The Institute for Educational Research for African American Male Study, Inc. is a primary sponsor for the African American Male Initiative. IERAAMS is working on a grant that will provide a stipend for Peer Educators and for development and implementation of leadership programs for AAMI participants. These mentors will help hone AAMI participants’ leadership skills and provide tutoring services to Delgado students throughout the semester to ensure classroom excellence and academic success.

ENGAGEMENT

AAMI will strive to make positive connections through volunteer opportunities, such as helping with homework and reading to K-12 school students, and engaging AAMI members in activities such as a “Mid-term Pizza Study Break”, that will provide them an opportunity to act as tutors during college study sessions where pizza is served; and “Real Talk…What Real Women Want in a Man”, conversations that allow free, safe and open discussions about male/female relationships.

INCENTIVES

AAMI plans to have an oratory contest that challenges speakers to expound on the tenets of the Five Wells: well dressed, well spoken, well read, well traveled and well balanced. Winners will receive prizes provided by concerned business and community leaders in and around the New Orleans area. AAMI also plans to afford opportunities for cultural enlightenment.

Program Services

Cohort Study Sessions; Service/Community Learning Opportunities; Leadership and Professional Development 

Program Start Month

September 

Program Start Year

2011 

Current Number of Students

26 

Program Initiated

This program was initiatied through interaction with students and other faculty.

Program Funded

Student lead fundraising

College President and Administrators Involvement

All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate as their time and interest allows.

Program Success Story

TBA
Attachments
ProgramBrochure.doc    
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