Dubois-Hamer Institute

Creating Black Male Intellectual Space

Computer drawn image of Black MatadorCreating Black Male Intellectual Space is an experiential learning program designed to promote academic achievement in African American males at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). While African American males are targeted due to their lowest retention rates, graduation rates, and highest attrition rates, all males are encouraged to participate in our focus groups.

The purpose of Intellectual Space is to develop and evaluate a culturally responsive mentoring program by providing engagement activities concerning racial and ethnic identity development, health and awareness, leadership, and developing learning strategies to increase college completion.