A 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.
“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.