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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.

Ad Success of Boys and Men of Color

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

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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 to basic health, nutrition, mentorship, high-quality early education and early introductions into the workforce, as well as partnering with communities and police to reduce violence and make our classrooms and streets safer.

As this issue continues to gain national attention, new partners have pledged their commitment to the initiative. Project MALES & The Texas Consortium for Males Students of color continue to be strong supporters of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. To read about the new partners, their commitment, and the future of My Brother’s Keeper, click  here.

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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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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 […]

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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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Thank you to all attendees at 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 3, 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 Consortium member institutions as well as bring together emerging student leaders from across the state of Texas. The […]

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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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Consortium featured in new articles in Texas Tribune & New York Times

May 13, 2014

Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color were both featured in a recent article published in both the Texas Tribune and the New York Times (5/11/14). Also quoted was our executive director, Dr. Victor Saenz. Here’s a link to each article: Texas Tribune & New York Times

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2014 UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit

April 16, 2014

The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color will be hosting the 2014 UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit on June 27-28, 2014 in the Student Activity Center at The University of Texas-Austin. This two-day Summit will be focused on building leadership and networking skills among young men of color from across the state of Texas. For […]

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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 […]

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UT Student Leadership Summit Online Registration Closed

June 25, 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. Online registration is now closed but we will be offering on-site registration. Keep in mind that this two-day Summit is an invite-only event, and it is designed to build fellowship among member institutions in the Texas […]

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