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Minority Male Success Initiative

This guide details resources available at CCCC to facilitate student success for men of color.

MMSI Program History

The NC Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP) was established in the fall of 2003 using six pilot programs to improve the retention and graduation rates of minority male students in the NC Community College System (NCCCS). The Minority Male Mentoring Program was designed as a goal oriented program to support the educational, professional, and civic aspirations of minority males in the Community College System. Today, 46 of the state’s 58 community colleges have received sub-grants to operate 3MP student coaching programs to support student success. As a result of these efforts, over 10,000 students have received support and assistance towards achieving their educational, professional, and civic goals. Historically, the Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP) has been an active, intensive, and engaging process of coaching to minority male students in order to increase: completion of developmental and curriculum courses, persistence from semester-to-semester and year-to-year, degree attainment, and/or transfer to a four-year institution. While this cohort-based model was successful at the individual student level, the NCCCS seeks to significantly impact the student success outcomes of our larger minority male population. For the 2015-16 academic year, 3MP served over 1,200 students (an average of 26 students per college), which represents approximately 4% of the system’s curriculum minority male population. 

The NCCCS has redesigned the Minority Male Mentoring Program to more closely align with the student success initiatives currently taking place throughout our system.  The new model, the Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) was designed to strengthen minority male student outcomes by encouraging participation and collaboration among student participants and institutional departments.  

The primary reasons for the redesign are to:

Increase student success;
Maximize student and campus participation; and
Increase program effectiveness and efficiency.

The purpose of the Minority Male Success Initiative is to address and increase the progression and completion rates of minority male students. To accomplish this mission, community colleges should:

Provide integrated and targeted supports and interventions when they are most effective.
Aid student’s progress through programs that lead to valuable credentials, without unnecessary detours.
Assist students in making informed decisions which result in understanding the requirements and processes to succeed.

If you have any questions concerning the Minority Male Success Initiative, please contact John J. Evans at (919) 807-7212 and/or via e-mail at

Male Minority Success Initiative at CCCC

To learn more about the Male Minority Success Initiative program at CCCC, visit this link.

You can also contact Candice Solis ( or Trey Campbell ( for more information.