In the last few months, the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and TG have awarded Project MALES two new grants totaling over $578,000 to support Hispanic and African American male student success across the state of Texas. These three-year grant awards will support the Texas Education Consortium for Male Student Success, an ambitious new statewide initiative that will launch in summer 2013 and will be headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin. The Consortium seeks to align and coordinate existing programs and services that target underrepresented male students across the education continuum, and it further seeks to stimulate new male-focused initiatives within Texas colleges and universities. The Consortium members will include two-year and four-year institutions across the state as well as a few public school districts. The two grant awards will support work on four key objectives: to build the consortium; to annually hold two Consortium meetings and a male student leadership summit at UT-Austin; to incubate research-based, male-focused programs at each institution; and to disseminate our research and evaluation findings through a resource center and other online tools. Click here to read the full press release on the UT-Austin website.