Over the years, we have highlighted important events and activities at Project MALES and showcased key individuals who make up the Project MALES familia in our monthly Project MALES newsletter and on our website. Here are some of the highlights we would like to share with you that we include in our Fall 2015 Newsletter.
Our first story highlights our 2015 UT Male Student Leadership Summit where over 200 young men of color and over 100 faculty, staff, administrators and guest speakers participated representing school districts, community colleges, universities, and community organizations from across the state of Texas. Our second story introduces our Project MALES staff, for the 2015-2016 academic school year–we are happy to welcome three new staff members, Dr. Emmet Campos, DeAna McCusky and Jorge Rodriguez. Dr. Campos is the new Director for Project MALES and for the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color and helps lead the day-to-day operations of Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color. DeAna joins the research team as one of the Project MALES research associates. Jorge will be the mentoring site coordinator at Reagan High School and also TA’s for one of the LA 113P IMPACT service-learning classes. Our third story introduces our new Faculty and Research Affiliate program; the goals of the program are to raise the visibility of our affiliates’ research on young males of color by amplifying their work to our growing national network of P-16 practitioners and administrators. Our Faculty and Research Affiliates include emerging and established scholars whose research focuses on the educational experiences of males of color (with a special emphasis on Latino males in K-12 and higher education). Our fourth and final story introduces the Project MALES Student Council for the 2015-2016 Academic School Year, which includes President Estela Lopez, Vice President Cristian Santillan, Secretary Miguel Gonzales, Treasurer Nalisia Greenleaf, Public Relations Eduardo Banda, and Historian Jesús Nazario.
For more information, please visit our Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color ebsites where you can find weekly updates about our work here at Project MALES. We thank all of our local, state, and national partners and allies for their support and look forward to building and growing our project to serve men of color in K-12 and higher education so they can achieve their academic and personal goals. For the full version of the fall newsletter click here.