On Friday, October 27, 2017, the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and San Jacinto College, hosted the first ever, Men of Color Greater Houston Area Collegiate Symposium-“Bound by Our Ties: Tying Together Solutions to Support Educational Enrichment for Men of Color.”
The event brought together 370 participants who heard from keynote speakers, Corry Worrell, career networking strategist and founder of WE Nation Enterprises and Jesse Ayala, J.D., from the Greater Houston Partnership . The symposium discussed solutions to support students and leaders as they evaluate outcomes for continued success to share with institutions and organizations to support communities, dispel the school-to-prison pipeline and reduce the collegiate dropout rate. The overarching goal of this collaboration was to effectively engage men of color by creating pathways for students and professionals in the K-16 environment by hosting local schools, colleges, universities and community organizations.
The event was co-sponsored by UHD’s Department of Minority Male Recruitment, HCC’s Men of Honor Program, and SJC’s Men of Honor Program.