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Project MALES Hosts 10th Anniversary Celebration

By Jessica Sinn

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Come celebrate Project MALES’ 10-year milestone at a virtual event titled “A Decade of Empowering Male Students of Color” this Thursday, April 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Facebook Livestream.

The event will bring together students, faculty and research affiliates, mentors and higher education leaders for a conversation about the past, present and future of Project MALES as it continues to expand and serve as a national model for initiatives that support Latino boys and men.

Speakers will include:

  • Project MALES Co-Founders Dr. Victor Sáenz and Dr. Luis Ponjuán
  • Project MALES and Texas Education Consortium Director Emmet Campos
  • Dr. LaToya Smith, vice president of diversity and community engagement
  • Students and alumni who have benefitted from the Project MALES mentoring program
  • Faculty and research affiliates who are leading new research on males of color in education systems
  • Higher education leaders, community partners and key stakeholders

The event will also feature an awards ceremony honoring the many people who have contributed to Project MALES’ successes over the past decade.

More About Project MALES
Established in fall 2010, Project MALES includes three initiatives with national, state and local impact: a research institute that disseminates emerging research on males of color in education, the Texas Education Consortium for Males Students of Color, and a student mentoring program embedded within local school districts. All of the interrelated initiatives work toward helping the state of Texas reach its goals outlined in the 60x30TX plan, which calls for 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 to hold a certificate or degree by 2030.