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SAC’s Men Empowerment…

San Antonio College (SAC) has received $74,819 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to expand the SAC Men Empowerment Network (SACMEN). Read more.
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SAC’s Men Empowerment Network Gets Boost from DuPont Fund

San Antonio College (SAC) has received $74,819 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to expand the SAC Men Empowerment Network (SACMEN) to serve 50 minority male students, and to train faculty and peer mentors in teaching/guiding men of color.

The funding will help SAC improve college retention, graduation and transfer rates for young men of color. Men of color (MOCs) are not succeeding in higher education at the same rate as women of color; demographer Tom Mortenson of Postsecondary Education Opportunity reported in 2011 that for every 100 Latina women who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010-11 only 65 Latino men earned a degree, and that for African-Americans, the female/male ratio was 100 to 52.

SACMEN will use duPont funds for male students of color at SAC to provide them with leadership education, peer and faculty mentorship, and connect them with academic support and leadership opportunities.

The funds will also be used to purchase training from the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA) to certify SAC faculty/staff to help male students of color understand the advantages of staying in college and completing their degree.

Peer and Faculty Mentorship will be a cornerstone of the program, and SACMEN members will use the leadership skills they learn in the program to help at-risk young men in area high schools to seek college as an option for their future.

To participate in SACMEN activities as a student or mentor, contact Mona Aldana-Ramirez at 486-1419, maldana-ramirez@alamo.edu .

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