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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.


Invitation to National Convening of Minority Serving Community Colleges
Your college is invited to participate in a national convening of minority serving community colleges at the U.S. Department of Education. The event will take place on November 16 and 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event is to providing an interactive forum for institutions from across the country to exchange promising practices on student success and learn about federal programs for minority serving institutions. There is no conference fee. For information on registration, agenda, and other details, please click on the following link:

New Online Faculty Training to Improve Teaching and Support for Young Men of Color
A new large-scale online professional development training program in California aims to better prepare faculty at community colleges to teach young men of color. Lead by the Co-Directors of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III, the one-week intensive training is designed to equip faculty with the tools needed to facilitate relationship-building to support men of color in the classroom. For additional information, please visit  

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

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

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 @

 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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