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Tri-C’s Black and Brown Male Summit explores Academic Success Rates


CLEVELAND, March 19, 2021: The inaugural Black and Brown Male Summit at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) aims to address lagging academic success rates for African American and Latino men.


The free virtual event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8. The session will introduce participants to role models and programs geared toward helping men of color achieve in high school and college.


Visit tri-c.edu/virtualmalesummit to be part of the summit, titled “All About HIM: Healing and Inspiring Men of Color.” No registration is necessary.


The event’s keynote speaker will be Ralph F. Murphy II, executive director of HELIN Institute leadership development programs. The institute focuses on issues specific to the social and economic rights of underserved populations in urban centers.


Murphy has 15 years of experience leading student success initiatives. He has helped grow graduation rates for a diverse demographic of learners at schools such The Ohio State University, Blue Mountain Community College, Illinois Central College and Tri-C.


National statistics consistently show African American and Hispanic males with lower graduation and retention rates than other groups. Enrollment drops created by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the problem.


Visit tri-c.edu/malesummit for more information on the event, sponsored by Tri-C’s Black American Council and Hispanic Council.



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