The mission of African American Male Education Network Development (A2MEND) is to ensure the interest and success of underrepresented students, faculty, staff and administrators at California’s community colleges through mentoring to foster institutional change within the community college system. Through the Student Leadership Mentor Academy, the program provides support, guidance, professional development, and networking opportunities to our students. A2MEND addresses the existing racial and equity achievement gaps among underrepresented students. The aim is to improve academic success, close achievement gaps, increase underrepresented students transfer rates and to develop culturally competent servant student leaders.
A2MEND Charter Deliverables
For Vision for Success Goal details, see our Vision Goals and Core Commitments web page.
|Category||Deliverable||Associated CCCCO Vision for Success Goals|
|Recruitment Efforts||Recruitment Efforts Charter will commit to 1-2 targeted recruitment events per semester in alignment with institutional welcome days, cultural events/ programs, club rush, etc.||1,5|
|Culture and Climate Change||Charter will create and maintain an environment that is supportive and culturally affirming for students to increase a sense of belonging and retention.||1,5|
|High Impact Practices||Identify and develop a high impact practice that addresses barriers for student success at your college. In addition, members/charter advisors will share best practices with college constituents on how to best serve students in their classrooms and service areas.||1,2,3,4,5|
|Charter Meetings||Charter will hold at least 1 monthly meeting to discuss business affairs, develop programming, perform academic progress reports, and build community.||1,5|
|Campus Programming||Charter holds 1-2 programs per semester that promotes academic, cultural, personal, and professional well-being of both A2MEND Charter students, as well as other culturally diverse students on campus.||1,2,3,4,5|
|Academic Support Referral||Charter Advisor and Executive cabinet will share academic resources that are relevant and supportive of Charter Member academic performance, achievement, and completion.||1,2,3,5|
|Financial Support Referral||Charter Advisor and Executive Student Cabinet academic resources that are relevant and supportive of Charter Member financial stability including access to emergency aid, scholarships, housing referrals, food insecurity solutions, grants for school supplies, etc.||1,2,3,5|
|Community Outreach and Programming||Charter will engage in at least one community outreach and programming initiative per semester, this can be inclusive of (but not limited to) 1) overall community outreach and service event 2) K-12 outreach, mentorship, and/or educational advisement 3) Church/faith-based organization service.||1|
For assistance, contact:
LeBaron Woodyard, PhD, Dean
If your college is interested in starting a A2MEND program, please contact Stephanie Ricks-Albert.