African American Male Initiative sponsors two events

| June 17, 2013
James Moore

Dr. James Moore, of Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is scheduled to speak on “Contemporary Issues Affecting African American Males” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 20 in the Ivy Tech auditorium on the Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

FORT WAYNE—The African American Male Initiative of Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast is scheduled to present James L. Moore III, Ph.D., speaking on “Contemporary Issues Affecting African American Males,” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 20 in the Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast Auditorium, CC1200, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

Dr. Moore is a professor in counselor education in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University and an associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where he serves as the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource center on the African American Male. In addition to having edited a number of academic books and written articles for various journals, he is the author of “Multicultural counseling for diverse gifted learners: A guide for practice.”

As a precursor to Dr. Moore’s presentation, the African American Male Initiative is scheduled to host a community cookout from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 18 at the Public Safety Academy, at the Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

Organizers say the mission of the African American Male Initiative is to support African American male students by providing mentoring, academic assistance, group discussions and key associations with community leaders and community organizations.

“Our mission is directly tied into the Achieving the Dream philosophy, which is a long-term national initiative to help more community college students succeed—particularly those students who traditionally face the most significant barriers to success, including students of color, low-income students and first generation college students,” officials said in a statement. “The initiative is built on the belief that broad institutional change, informed by student achievement data, is critical to significantly improving student success rates.…

“The overall goal will be to increase the number of completers within this highly challenged group.”

For more information, contact John Mason at (260) 480-4124 or at jmason23@ivytech.edu.

 

This article originally appeared in the June 12, 2013 print edition.

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