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Resources to Support African American Male Scholars

The goal of this guide is to enhance understanding of the assets and challenges that African American male students bring to college with them and to provide resources to enhance success. It is meant to be used by students, faculty and staff.

Dialogues - The Question Bridge: Black Males Project

Question BridgeThe Question Bridge: Black Males project is a platform for Black men of all ages and backgrounds to ask and respond to questions about life in America. It was created to stimulate connections and understanding among Black men and to show the diversity of thought, character and identity in the Black male population so rarely seen in American media. In essence, the goal is to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Create a free account, record, search or listen to conversations. Filter by theme, identity, location, age and/or date.

In 2012, the project launched as a documentary-styled video art installation, but since then, it has expanded to include an interactive website and mobile app, community engagement events and an education curriculum for high school students.

Conversation and Engagement

To deepen work on Improving Outcomes for Men of Color in Community Colleges, the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE) published this focus group manual, a comprehensive “how-to” on conducting focus groups. Components of the manual have been adapted and can be customized for wider use by all community colleges interested in improving outcomes for men of color.

Breaking Barriers, Challenge the Status Quo, Reducing Stereotypes

Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL)

The Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) is a national research laboratory under the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University. CCEAL support community colleges with research, assessment, and training activities that support the success of historically underserved students of color. The mission of CCEAL is to develop knowledge and advance promising practices that enhance access, achievement and success among underserved students of color.

CCEAL was developed to advance three objectives:

  1. to conduct and disseminate empirical research on the experiences of historically underrepresented and underserved students in community colleges;
  2. to provide training that improves practices and research relevant to students of color in community colleges; and
  3. to use assessment and evaluation to facilitate capacity-building within community colleges.

The center has partnered with more than 100 community colleges across the nation to better understand challenges and design institutional interventions focused on these men. M2C3 has developed rigorously validated tools for assessing institutional efforts and outcomes relevant to men of color. These instruments include the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM), Community College Student Success Inventory (CCSSI), Community College Insights Protocol (CCIP), Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (M-PACE), and the Community College Instructional Development Inventory (CC-IDI).

CCEAL houses the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) and the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC) which host trainings, information sharing sessions, and provides resources to colleges with initiatives and programs supporting college men of color.

Educator Resources (see also: "Research, Reports & Initiatives" tab)

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000