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This new policy report, jointly released by seven research centers, outlines policy recommendations for improving educational experiences and outcomes for boys and men of color. Drawing from President Barack H. Obama’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper,  the report outlines numerous policies that policymakers should undertake to address systemic barriers endured at every juncture of their education.

The report represents a joint policy statement from seven university-based research centers that have an explicit research focus on boys and men of color in education: the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education (University of Pennsylvania), Minority Male Community College Collaborative (San Diego State University), Morehouse Research Institute (Morehouse College), Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color (University of Texas at Austin), Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male (The Ohio State University), UCLA Black Male Institute (University of California, Los Angeles), and Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory(University of Wisconsin-Madison).

To read Advancing the success of boys and men of color in education: Recommendations for policymakers click here or on the image below.

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This slideshow adequately captures the success of the 2014 UT Male Student Leadership Summit.

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FACT SHEET: President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

July 25, 2014

On July 21st, President Obama reinforced his commitment to young men of color through My Brother’s Keeper initiative. He assured that his Administration would continue to work to build ladders of opportunity for all young people across the country. The initiative encourages the use of proven tools that expand opportunity for young people, including access […]

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Austin ISD Spotlights Their Partnership with Project MALES

July 25, 2014

Austin ISD answers White House Call to Improve Achievement of Young Men of Color through highlighting their partnership with various organizations, including Project MALES. Read the full story here.

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UT Male Leadership Summit Attracts Hundreds of Young Men of Color From Across the State

July 12, 2014

The 2014 UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit was an absolute success. It attracted nearly 300 young men of color and professionals from across the state. The featured keynote speaker Mr. Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for hispanics, delivered an encouraging address encouraging participants to become leaders in their community and […]

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Dr. Gregory Vincent Writes Op-Ed In Support of Male Student Initiatives

July 12, 2014

In an op-ed letter to to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Austin American Statesman, and the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Dr. Gregory Vincent, vice president of diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, voiced his commitment to increasing the number of African American and Latino male graduation rates.  To read the full […]

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Project MALES Supports M2C3 Efforts as Highlighted in Diverse Issues Online

July 9, 2014

Project MALES supports the valuable work that the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) is doing in supporting African American and Latino male research in community colleges. A recent article on Diverse Issues online highlighted their valuable work. M2C3 are without a doubt helping shape how research is conducted on this vulnerable population. To read more about M2C3 and […]

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The 2014 UT Male Student Leadership Summit!

June 25, 2014

On June 27-28 we hosted the inaugural UT Male Student Leadership Summit at The University of Texas at Austin! The Summit brought together emerging male student leaders from across the state of Texas as well as professionals who are dedicated to their academic success. Visit the 2014 UT Austin Student Leadership Summit webpage for more information […]

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UT Male Student Leadership Summit, June 27-28!

June 23, 2014

The 2014 UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit will be held on June 27-28, 2014 at the Student Activity Center at The University of Texas-Austin. This two-day Summit is an invite-only event, and it is designed to build fellowship among member institutions in the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, of which Project MALES is […]

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Project MALES recently participated in webinar for White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics

April 16, 2014

Dr. Victor Sáenz & Dr. Luis Ponjuan were the featured speakers for the April webinar hosted by the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics, on April 23rd, 2014. The topic focused on improving educational outcomes for Hispanic males, and it featured the work we are doing with Project MALES and our new Texas Education Consortium for […]

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Saenz co-authors new book with leading national scholars on “Men of Color in Higher Education”

April 9, 2014

In partnership with leading national scholars, our very own Dr. Victor Saenz has co-authored a new book from Stylus Publishing called “Men of Color in Higher Education: New Foundations for Developing Models for Success.” The book was officially released at the 2014 conference of the American Educational Research Association. Stylus hosted a book-signing event (see […]

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Project MALES esta ¡Presente! — For new White House initiative, My Brother’s Keeper

March 24, 2014

On February 27th, 2014 President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, a nationwide initiative to help young men of color reach their full potential. See the announcement here. The initiative will bring together public and private organizations as well as educational institutions committed to the success of this vulnerable population. Project MALES applauds President Obama’s leadership […]

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New CCCSE Report on Men of Color

February 27, 2014

Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community Colleges, a report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement, builds on the growing body of research about the experiences of men of color in higher education. The report includes an analysis of student engagement survey results for over 145,000 male community college students and provides […]

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Project MALES Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter

February 17, 2014

The Project MALES Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter is now available.  Featured in this newsletter: Project MALES Receives Mentoring Award, Invitation to the White House, Federal Work Study Program, Consortium Update, and Project MALES-Student Spotlight . Enjoy, and please share with others!

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Project MALES to host its first Spring Plática

February 4, 2014

Project MALES will be hosting its first Plática of the Spring semester on February 19, 2014, from 7-8pm at JES A215A. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Teresa Granillo, Executive Director of Con Mi Madre.

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Welcome to the Project MALES website

March 6, 2012

Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. Our website serves as more than a web presence for the project. It also serves as a clearinghouse for emerging research and news on Latino males in higher education […]

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Leading Educational Research Centers Respond to White House Report on Boys and Young Men of Color

June 3, 2014

In response to a recent task force report to President Barack Obama on My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that brings together private sector and philanthropic organizations to improve the lives and outcomes of boys and young men of color in the United States, seven university-based research centers have jointly issued a statement. Project MALES and […]

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