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mmi retreat summer student leadership retreat 2019

Summer Student Leadership Retreat 2019

mmi retreat summer student leadership retreat 2018

Summer Student Leadership Retreat 2018

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mmi retreat summer student leadership retreat 2020

Minority Male Initiative

At Minority Male Initiative, we inspire and motivate students to see their potential in education as a lifelong career by aspiring towards their academic/educational goals. We do this through collaborative study halls, subject based help, career exploration trips, and much more.


MMI's Mission

My Story, My Power

Our instincts and experience informed us, our data and research confirmed it.  Minority male students were simply not achieving on par with all other students. This was not acceptable. Like other colleagues at other colleges, where and how do we start? We began by listening to our students’ voices. They trusted us to tell their stories and their personal experiences with multitudes of life setbacks. And then they told us what we needed to do to improve our success rates with such students: to reach out more to our students, make connections, provide more academic support to build upon their connections, teach them about themselves, and enhance support services. 

The Minority Male Initiative is designed to study, recommend, pilot, train, enlighten, share, and inspire our students, faculty, staff, and managers to address inequities in student success for a large segment of our student population. After all, it takes a village to get through higher education, so we do it together. 



Dolores Huertas

"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world"

Dolores Huerta

Quote provided by Aaron Evans for the month of June 2021

MMI Program Staff

Name Title Office Location Office Hours Email Website Phone
Joe Louis Hernandez Coordinator Office Location Office Hours Faculty Website (909) 274 - ____ 
Victor Rojas Director, Trio Programs Office Location Office Hours Faculty Website (909) 274 - 4411
Audrey Yamagata-Noji VP, Student Services Office Location Office Hours Faculty Website (909) 274 - 4505