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Male Initiative

The Male Initiative at Cedar Valley College was created to address the issue of improving graduation and college completion rates for minority males. CVC serves as the lead institution for the District-wide Male Initiative within the Dallas County Community College District. The initiative has much in common with the My Brother's Keeper initiative implemented by President Obama, which was created to provide high-return opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

In 2015, Cedar Valley College received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote enrollment and participation in STEM programs among young African-American men who reside in communities surrounding the college in Southern Dallas County. The grant will create positive synergies between the Male Initiative and the grant-related Pipelines and Pathways project, which is designed to promote success for male students of color. Grant funds will help make improvements to facilities on campus, including the Math, Science and Allied Health Building, to ensure successful delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math courses, with additional focus on project-based learning and implementation of academic coaching resources.

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Dr. Ryan Thornton
Phone: 972-860-8027
Bob Stewart

To learn more about the related Project MALE program, visit http://www.projectmaleprogram.net
Cedar Valley College
3030 North Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75134