Project MALES is grateful to have wonderful partners that support our mission and goals. Their continuous support has helped us expand the success of our program and touch the lives of many students.
Austin ISD was the pilot program site at William B. Travis Early College High School (ECHS) during the 2011-2012 academic year through Communities In Schools (CIS), we are now at Dobie Middle School, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Lively Middle School, Lyndon B. Johnson ECHS, Martin Middle School, McCallum ECHS, Navarro ECHS, Northeast ECHS, Travis ECHS, and Webb Middle School.
Del Valle ISD is currently a mentoring program site and includes Dailey Middle School, Del Valle Middle School, Del Valle High School, and Ojeda Middle School.
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has given Project MALES funding and in-kind support since its inception. Their support has been crucial in the development of Project MALES. Dr. Sáenz is also a DDCE Faculty Fellow.
East Austin College Prep is currently a mentoring program site.
The Greater Texas Foundation has generously provided grant funding to Project MALES that has been essential in the successful execution of our goals.
The Kresge Foundation has generously provided grant funding that will support the Consortium’s strategic planning process and will enable us to develop a sustainable model for our future work and continue to build capacity among our partner institutions to better serve boys and young men of color.Texans CAN Academies is currently a mentoring program site and includes Texans CAN Academy – Austin.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board initially awarded Project MALES funding for the 2012-2013 year to support the development of the mentorship program. Their generosity was extended into the 2013-2014 FY in the form of additional grant funding.
Trellis Foundation awarded Project MALES grant funding to continue the development of the mentorship program as well as the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
Other Useful Links
As the attrition rate of males in higher education persists, institutions are taking notice and have launched diverse efforts to address this crisis. Below are a few examples of such initiatives.
University & College Based Initiatives
Black Male Education Research Collection: the University of Texas at Austin, contains over 500 articles catalogued in over a dozen topic categories with tags added for further browsability by authors, acronyms and other common keywords.
Young Latino Males: An American Dilemma: Arizona State University, contains testimonials, stories and research about young Latino males at ASU. They also held a symposium highlighting the male education crisis.
Boys and Young Men of Color: University of California, Warren Institute, Berkeley Law, they provide research and policy symposium focused on the well-being of boys and young men of color.
Men of Distinction, Austin Community College, is a program designed to support African American males attending ACC.
Community Based & Foundation Initiatives
Encuentros Leadership: San Diego County, their mission is to encourage and support boys of Latino descent to achieve optimal performance in education. They seek to address the alarming high school drop out rate of Latino males, as well as critical educational, social and economic issues impacting the quality of education and life opportunities for Latino boys within their community.
Mentoring, Encouraging and Nurturing (MEN), Pflugerville ISD, the program works with schools to enhance the learning environment and support of schools through an active presence of MEN at each PISD campus and at campus and district activities. The program was founded in 2006 by mostly fathers and grandfathers of PISD students.
50 State Black Boys Report, The Schott Foundation, the website is an interactive portal that provides access to important, alarming data on devastating reality of education for Black & Latino males across all 50 states- and highlights systemic solutions.
Boys to Men: Mentoring Today’s Youth, National Program, is an after school mentoring program that utilizes a community based mentoring model to help teenage boys become men. Mentors admit the mistakes they have made at the middle school and high school level in order to connect with the mentees and to prevent them from repeating mistakes.
The Boys Initiative, National Program, serves as a forum for information exchange and dialogue. They help identify the most pressing issues, organize those who can contribute to change, and they facilitate collaborative solutions. Their current focus is health.
National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute, National Program, the Institute provides training, technical assistance, research, leadership development, resource and material development and serves as a leader in the field for those wanting to assist fathers of all ages develop strong, active roles in the lives of their children, family and community.
Society for African-American Brotherhood (SAAB), National Program, SAAB operates through student chapters across the nation where young men of color enjoy the privilege of social, cultural and spiritual enrichment. SAAB increases the number of African American and Latino men who graduate from college by creating a positive peer community based on a spirit of caring.