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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.


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The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) is launching a College Presidents Campaign to engage community college presidents in its work to accelerate the success of immigrant students and raise awareness of the critical role community colleges play in immigrant education and integration. Sign the Presidents Pledge to commit to advancing immigrant student success and helping the economy thrive. For more information, please visit   

NCBAA-NE Dissertation of the Year Award
The National Council on Black American Affairs Northeast Region (NCBAA-NE) is accepting nominations for the NCBAA-NE Dissertation of the Year Award 2017. Exemplary research revises understanding of a researchable problem associated with African Americans in the community college, identifies a research problem new to the field and/or demonstrates sound interdisciplinary research. Visit the award website at for more information, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions. The deadline is February 17th.

The 11th Annual Black, Brown and College Bound
Hillsborough Community College will host the 11th annual Black, Brown and College Bound Conference (BBCB), February 22-25, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  The conference theme is: Pathways to Success: The Next Decade for Black and Latino Males in Higher Education. For additional information and registration, please visit

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Applications for the Summer Health Professions Education Program are now available (SHPEP).  Co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AACC) - community college students interested in careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health have the opportunity to apply for a free six week  summer enrichment program.  For more information and an application, please visit  The deadline is March 1st, 2017.  

Catch the Next Dream Catchers Program (CTN) Spring Institute
Catch the Next will hold its 2017 Spring Institute, March 29-31st in Dallas, TX. Catch the Next empowers Latino and high-need students to succeed in college and career. CTN is scaling up a model developed in California by the Puente Project, a joint project of the University of California/Berkeley and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.  For more information and to register, please visit or email Dr. Maria Chavez at

Student African American Brotherhood Conference
The 13th Annual Student African American Brother National Conference (SAAB) will be held April 7-8, 2017 at Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center. SAAB welcomes community college program that are committed to creating successful educational and lifelong pathways for males of color across the country.  For more information and to register, please visit

Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) Working Group Meeting
The Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) formerly the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Working Group Meeting which will take June 8-9, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The meeting will include discussion on topics relevant to the advancement of college men of color.  For more information and to register, please visit

 Upcoming Events

2017 Black, Brown and College Bound Conference
Tampa, FL
New Pathways to Success: The Next Decade for Black and Latino Males in Higher Education
Host: Hillsborough Community College
February 22-25, 2017

12th Annual American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Conference
Irvine, CA
Degrees of Value: Focus on Student Learning
March 9-11, 2017

5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference
Baltimore, MD
Breaking the Glass Ceiling and Beyond with Determination, Drive,
Grace, and Integrity
April 13-15, 2017



 Leadership Programs

National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education Conference (NADOHE)
Washington, DC
The Next Ten Years - Success Through Leadership and Advocacy
March 13-15, 2017

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2017 Diversity, Learning and Student Success Conference
Jacksonville, FL
Voices Leading Change
March 16-18, 2017

National Council on Black American Affairs- NE Regional (NCBAA-NE) 2017 Conference
Lyndhurst, NJ
Leadership and Engagement for Student Success: Renewal & Transformation
Host: Bergen Community College
March 23-24, 2017

 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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Minority Male Student Success in the Nation’s Community Colleges

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