Men of Color Initiative

As part of Wagner College’s commitment to developing Civic Professionals, the Men of Color Initiative (MCI) is designed to aid traditionally underrepresented male students of color at Wagner College by preparing them for graduation and professional success.

Men of Color Initiative (MCI) promotes excellence through scholarship, achievement, leadership, and kinship.

The initiatives and activities are open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law.

The following people worked to create this statement: Jazzmine Clarke-Glover Vice President of Workplace Culture and InclusionTitle IX Coordinator, Professor Anthony Turner, Mr.Donn Wilson, Assistant Director Desiree Braithwaite ’14 ’19, Program Coordinator Ms. Leticia Romero ‘14 ‘19, Assistant Director Sidiq Soulemana ‘13, ‘16.

The overall goal of the Men of Color Initiative is to enable students to take charge of their own education by becoming active participants in their own learning. Students engage with faculty and civic professional alumni in an intergroup dialogue setting to use the tools necessary for active and lifelong learning. These tools include active listening, effective oral and written reflections, original thought exercises, and problem-solving capabilities.

At Wagner, the connection between courses goes beyond the academic coursework, extending to intellectual activity outside the classroom through experiential learning. The program is designed based on inquiry-based learning throughout the four-five years of their experience at Wagner. Students begin with Who, What, How, and Where. These inquiries are grounded in the college’s mission, designed to ensure the students ask the right questions with purpose, vigor, and depth in a supportive environment of faculty and civic-minded professionals alumni who serve as their mentors. Students will explore their multiple identities, values, experiences, and goals and map out a Wagner Plan and next steps to accomplish that plan.

This learning community is comprised of faculty, staff, and Alumni.