AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Capital Community College - Black and Latino Male Resource Center

Program Name

Capital Community College  - Black and Latino Male Resource Center 


Lester Primus  

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Dean of Administration 


Capital Community College  


950 Main Street 

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Program Description

To increase the semester to semester retention rate of minority males.

Program Services

Mentoring; Tutoring; Counseling; Career Planning; Academic Advising; College Survival Skills; Cohort Study Sessions; Service/Community Learning Opportunities; Leadership and Professional Development; Literary/Book Club 

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Program Start Year


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Program Initiated

Established as a college priority through Achieving the Dream program initiative. Data was collected and analyzed pertaining to student grade achievement and retention rates. The data revealed a significant percentage o f  first time incoming students testing in one or more developmental courses and within those courses, exposed a continuous matriculation decline from developmental to college entry level courses.  A disaggregation of the data revealed academic (under) achievement gaps (GPA; s etc.) as well as lower retention rates of the black and Latino male population.  In one period of fall to fall analysis math courses showed an average success (C or better) gap of 16.6% between white and black and Latino males and 21.9% gap in English courses of the same populations.  Evaluating the data evoked discussions on how to improve the developmental course success rate and ultimately increase semester to semester retention which led to the establishment of the Black and Latino Male Resource Center.

Program Funded

Lumina Foundation through Achieving the Dream and college resources.

College President and Administrators Involvement

Lead out in the management, development and absorption of strategies within the college.

Program Success Story

Capital Community College has developed a successful Black Latino Male Resource Center (BLMRC) Holistic Summer Learning Academy that assist minority males in overcoming fears of mathematics and science.

Baseline Males First Year Males Second Year Males Third Year Males
Fall 2005 to Spring 2006 Retention Fall 2006 to Spring 2007 Retention Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 Retention Fall 2008 to Spring 2009 Retention
Caucasian 63% 63% 56% 61%
African American 61% 67% 62% 70%
Latino 61% 67% 69% 67%
Asian-American 68% 64% 76% 85%
American Indian 50% 0% 0% 50%
Other 61% 56% 61% 63%
Total 62% 65% 63% 67%
Created at 8/10/2009 2:31 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 1/13/2010 3:52 PM  by System Account 
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