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Male Student Success Initiative

Brotherhood. Scholarship. Progression.

Male students sitting by a fountain


The Male Student Success Initiative (MSSI) is dedicated to empowering men of color in their academic and professional journeys by providing diverse resources and opportunities.

Through a thoughtfully designed framework of programs, activities, and events, MSSI is committed to fostering an environment that supports, promotes, and advocates for the holistic well-being of men of color at CCBC.

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Build leadership skills and take advantage of unique career opportunities.

  • Paid internships: Students are eligible for paid internships with a variety of corporations, some of which are Fortune 200 companies. These experiences provide students with distinct academic and career advantages.
  • Student leadership: Students can participate in experiential leadership opportunities, learning how to become leaders through a hands-on approach.

Join a brotherhood of peers, faculty and staff who are dedicated to your academic and professional success.

  • MSSI-based classes: CCBC offers English and Math course sections with real-world learning experiences relevant to MSSI students.
  • MSSI-certified faculty: Our dedicated instructors work closely with students to provide them with the support each individual deserves and needs to succeed.
  • Success Mentors: Each student is connected with a mentor who provides dedicated support and networking opportunities. Success Mentors also connect MSSI students to campus-based support services such as counseling, financial aid and tutoring.

Explore the world and try new things with your MSSI cohort.

  • Cultural events and travel: Students participate in relevant and meaningful cultural activities. They also travel to and present at Male Summits and other events.
  • Skills-building workshops: Our workshops offer practical strategies and resources to enhance study techniques, time management and critical thinking abilities.
  • Career exploration: Students can attend career information sessions, career readiness workshops and other cohort-based activities.

Branden Burrows

Being part of these clubs has helped me tremendously in building connections and shaping my character over the past couple of years.

Contact us

Sunni L. Solomon

Director, MSSI Program

Jeffrey Wright

MSSI Assistant Director