Male Success Initiative
Tailored Support for Men of Color

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LBCC’s Male Success Initiative (MSI) is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of men of color (MOC) by connecting them to existing services, bolstering a sense of belonging and identity, structured mentoring opportunities, and direct student aid. Our mission is to inspire MOC to dream while empowering them to act so that demography (race, socio-economic status, zip code) is no longer destiny. Navigate Onward to Brotherhood, Leadership, and Excellence…Be an MSI NOBLE Scholar!

Requirements to Participate – Prospective Students

  • Must be a College Promise Student.
  • Must be a first-time college student 
  • Must be enrolled in 12+ units.
  • Must have applied for the FAFSA or Dream Act.
  • Must have completed the Participation Agreement for the First-Year Experience.
  • Must self-identify as a male, student of color
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Must consistently strive to be the best versions of themselves 

Program Benefits & Services – Current Students

  • Academic & Social Support
    • 1-on-1 & Group Educational Assistance 
  • Brotherhood 
    • Unique events and opportunities for community building
    • Student Clubs (TBA)
  • Direct Support 
    • $250 per Semester (Contingent on program participation and funding permitting) 
  • Guest Speakers – Community and World leaders 
  • Learning CommunityTake your First college courses with a cohort of diverse and like-minded peers 
  • Mentorship 
    • 1-on-1 & Group Mentoring sessions 
  • Networking 
    • Connect with faculty, staff, peers, and community members to develop a strong network of support along your educational journey. 
  • Tailored Workshops 
    • Monthly Required Gatherings