National Consortium

National Consortium on College Men of Color 

supporting the capacity of community colleges to enhance outcomes for men of color

Many community colleges have programs, initiatives, or general efforts designed to enhance outcomes for historically underrepresented and underserved men, particularly men of color. However, only 17% and 15% of Black and Latino men earn a certificate, degree, or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in six years.

In Spring of 2015, M2C3 launched the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC) for community colleges that are interested in sharing their efforts and learning about new strategies for enhancing the success of men of color.

The NCCMC is supported by M2C3’s affiliate partners Achieving the Dream, Inc., African American Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND), American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – College Student Educators International, The Association of Community College Trustees, The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), The Community College League of California, and The League of Innovation in the Community College.

More than 70 colleges and universities across the United States have joined the NCCMC.

Be part of an innovative group of college leaders who are implementing cutting edge practices and policies that are addressing the achievement gap facing underrepresented men.

National consortium partners receive:

  • Access to M2C3 webinars on men of color. Topics may include: designing early alert systems, program-level assessment of minority male initiatives and programs, counseling men of color in the community college, men and masculinities in community colleges, fostering welcoming campus climates, etc.
  • Access to participate in information-sharing on promising practices with other community colleges
  • Access to the M2C3 virtual discussion board

Requirements for participating in the consortium include:

  • Providing M2C3 with a letter from the partner college’s President or Vice President affirming participation in the consortium
  • The partner college sending out a press release acknowledging the partnership
  • Having at least one representative from your institution register and attend the M2C3 webinars (approximately 6 per year) and the M2C3 information sharing sessions (once a semester) – free of charge
  • Sending at least one partner college delegate to attend the annual M2C3 working group meeting (1.5 days)  in San Diego, CA

There is NO cost for a college to join the consortium. 

The only cost that the college will have to cover is any expenses (e.g., registration, travel, lodging) related to sending at least one delegate to annual working group meeting here in San Diego, CA.

For more details, contact M2C3 at Please indicate NATIONAL CONSORTIUM in the subject line.


Documents for Joining Consortium

Draft letter: Affirming Affirmation of Consortium Membership

Draft letter: Sample Press Release Affirming Consortium Membership


Consortium Documents

Consortium press release: National Consortium on College Men of Color – M2C3 Consortium

Consortium webinar schedule: 2015-2016 National Consortium on College Men of Color – Webinar Series

Working Group agenda: Schedule at a Glance