At Salem State University, The Brotherhood is focused on academic success and retention, The Brotherhood offers self-identified men of color resources and mentorship to reach academic and achievement goals. The Brotherhood aims to support academic persistence, and connect students directly to faculty/staff resources.
The young men of The Brotherhood are hoping to attend and present at the, 'Black, Brown & College Bound Summit', which will take place in Tampa, FL this coming February. Each year, the goals of the summit are to: provide information about successful strategies, explore mentoring programs that enable the success of young men and provide the latest research of the methods higher education institutions can employ to increase access, persistence, retention and graduation rates with men of color.
We are raising money to help cover costs of all aspects of travelling on this trip, including airplane tickets, hotel stay, food, and registration fees for the conference itself. The students are very excited about this opportunity and professional staff members fully understand the impact it will have on the group, but we need your help to get there.
Please consider supporting us with a donation to this effort, and share this page widely within your networks so that we might reach out to as many potential supporters as possible. We are so appreciative, and promise to share updates and photos from our travels as a way of saying 'Thank You!'
Dr. Luis Ponjuan will be speaking at the BBCB Summit, and is an Associate Professor in Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on academic success and college degree completion of male students of color, first-generation students’ access into higher education, and the recruitment and retention of faculty members of color.
Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. will be featured at the conference, and is a scholar-activist who has been a central figure in the struggles for civil and human rights, social and economic justice, and peace in the United States and abroad since he was a student activist in the 1960s. He played a prominent leadership role as a founder of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.
Charles F. Coleman Jr., Esq. is another speaker who will be present at the summit. He is a seasoned civil rights attorney and legal analyst who has quickly emerged as one of the newest and strongest voices in the conversation on race, law, culture, politics, and civil rights.
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal adds to the cohort of conference speakers, and is a Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, where he won the 2010 Robert B. Cox Award for Teaching.
Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought- provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.
True multi-hyphenate John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Along with ten Grammy Awards, John won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for the original song “Glory” from the acclaimed feature “SELMA”. Since his start in 2004, he has released four studio albums and collaborated on major hits with Twista, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, Dilated Peoples, The Black Eyed Peas, and Kanye West. JOHN received the 2007 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with “All of Me” in 2013.