Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MEN volunteer at Chandler Men of Action banquet

Male Empowerment Network members with CGCC
Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Crawford (second from
left) and chapter advisor Tony Little (far right).
The Male Empowerment Network (MEN) chapter at Chandler-Gilbert Community College volunteered at the Chandler Men of Action’s African American Banquet in February. The event celebrated the accomplishments made during the year by African Americans as well as served to strengthen pride, spirit and character. Two scholarships were awarded and a Man of the Year selected.

Chapter members arrived early to help set up the event, assisted with the silent auction during the evening and stayed late to help break down and clean up. The group is part of the Minority Male Initiative at Maricopa County Community Colleges which is designed to improve the retention and degree-completion rates of minority male students.

The CGCC MEN chapter has nearly 30 members, according to Tony Little, chapter advisor. The group is open to everyone and has a strong support base of women who support three primary goals:

  • Increase the access, persistence, and graduation rate of minority male students
  • Connect minority male students with academic and professional support resources/services
  • Create a culture of success and empowerment among minority male students. 

Learn more about the CGCC MEN chapter on Facebook.

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