the atlanticDr. Saenz and Brenda Carrillo were featured in a recent story by The Atlantic were they share how Project MALES and the mentoring it provides, is supporting college aspiration for Latino males in Central Texas. Read the full story here.


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Project Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (MALES) has received two Tower Awards-the Bright Future Award (for the 2nd year in a row) for mentoring middle and high school male students of color in the Austin community and the Outstanding Community Based Learning Course for the LA 113 P: Impacting Males through Mentoring course through the College of Liberal Arts!!!

The Tower Awards are presented annually to honor and highlight excellence in service among the students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Austin as well as partners in the community. Each year, numerous Longhorns give their time, talent, resources and voice to help strengthen their local community. Nominations from local non-profit organizations, community members, UT faculty, staff, students, and registered student organizations were submitted and reviewed.

There will be an awards ceremony for our all of our honorees on April 27, 2016 from 6-8pm in the Santa Rita Suite (3.502) of The Texas Union. Please help us congratulate our student mentors and staff for their outstanding work and dedication to our project.


Excelencia in Education & DDCE host Webinar on Latino Males in Higher Education

April 1, 2016

Excelencia in Education, in partnership with DDCE at the University of Texas at Austin, convened a group of national leaders on April 20, 2016 to discuss not only what they know, but what can be done to accelerate the success of Latino males in higher education. Speakers on this webinar included Sarita Brown and Deborah […]

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Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda Caps Off PM Spring 2016 Plática Series

March 16, 2016

On Thursday April 14th, Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda, Founder and Director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Center (Also known as El Centro) and History Professor at Austin Community College Riverside, capped off our Spring 2016 Plática Series. Dr. Diaz-Miranda is responsible for running the Latino/Latin American Studies Center. The center is an inter-disciplinary, college-wide Center supporting […]

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Dr. Sáenz and Dr. Ponjuan Publish New Brief Highlighting the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color

March 10, 2016

The educational challenges for male students of color are materially different in the K–12 sector as compared to postsecondary education, but there is no denying the good sense in considering cross-sector perspectives in diagnosing the structural  challenges that affect males of color across the educational pipeline. The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color—headquartered […]

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San Antonio College Hosts Build Your Future: A Conference for Young Men

February 21, 2016

San Antonio College hosted Build Your Future: A Conference for Young Men on Friday, February 12 on the SAC campus. Presented in partnership with Communities In Schools San Antonio, the Diplomás project, and My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio, Build Your Future focused on providing 150 high school juniors and seniors with tools and information to […]

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Project MALES Affiliate Launches New Latin@ Education Research Hub

February 1, 2016

Drawing from a spatial justice framework and under the direction of Dr. Juan Carrillo, UNC-CH’s School of Education has launched the Latin@ Education Research Hub (LERH). The hub is organized around three core areas: public pedagogy, university-community/school partnerships, and critical Latin@ education research. LERH has a local, state and national focus, seeking to provide a […]

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New Research Brief From PM Research Affiliate Highlights How Latino Males Develop Their Identity As Scientists

April 18, 2016

This week we would like to highlight the work of Dr. Charles Lu, Executive Director, Gateway Scholars and Summer Bridge Programs, at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Charles Lu’s research focused on examining science experiences of Latino males majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The qualitative, phenomenological study referenced in […]

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PM Faculty Affiliate Recognized By His Home Institution

April 4, 2016

We would like to congratulate our PM Faculty Affiliate Dr. Raul Leon, assistant professor in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), for the recent recognition he received from his home institution. On Thursday May 31st 2016, Dr. Leon received the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award. This is the highest award given to one […]

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New Co-edited Book on Latino Males in Higher Education

March 10, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that our new co-edited book on Latino males in higher education has been released as of January 2016. Co-edited by Dr. Victor B. Saenz (Executive Director, Project MALES), Dr. Luis Ponjuan (Co-founder, Project MALES), and Dr. Julie L. Figueroa (Project MALES Faculty Affiliate), with a Foreword by Dr. William Serrata (Co-founder, […]

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Project MALES Faculty Affiliates Receive Grant to Study Latino Men and the Community College Transfer Process

March 4, 2016

Project MALES is pleased to announce that three Project MALES Faculty Affiliates, Sarah Rodriguez (Iowa State University), Marissa Vasquez-Urias (San Diego State University), and Cristóbal Salinas, Jr. (Florida Atlantic University), were recently awarded the CENTER Grant for Innovative Research on Community Colleges. THE CENTER Grants for Innovative Research on Community Colleges are annually awarded by […]

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Dr. Victor Sáenz Talks About New Co-Edited Book With The Texas Tribune

March 3, 2016

On March 2, 2016, Dr. Victor Sáenz sat down with the Texas Tribune for a Q&A session about his new co-edited book, “Ensuring the Success of Latino Males in Higher Education: A National Imperative.” The book focuses on highlighting the challenges in educating or better educating male students of color, primarily Latino males. It is a […]

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