• Men of Merit Initiative (MMI)

    The Community College of Allegheny County Men of Merit Initiative or MMI  is a student program that focuses on increasing the retention, campus/community engagement and academic success of  male students of color. The program is open to all CCAC students and is a collaborative effort with the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. The program is comprised of biweekly meetings to help mentors provide support and endow students with critical insight on how to persevere, overcome barriers and achieve academic and life success as African-American males in the 21st century.

    CCAC's Men of Merit Initiative seeks to:

    • develop strong multicultural male student leadership;
    • increase engagement in the college experience;
    • increase retention rates;
    • increase academic productivity;     
    • and promote service learning.

    MMI at the Campuses and Centers

    Each CCAC campus location will have a campus lead who will serve as the primary organizer for the Men of Merit Initiative at his/her respective location. For more information or to join the Men of Merit Initiative, contact a campus lead or the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at 412.237.4430.

    Allegheny Campus

    Boyce Campus

    North Campus

    South Campus

    Steven Clark

    Miles Hines

    Vlad St. Surin
    Homewood-Brushton Center

    Mark Ellison

    Devin Patterson

    Sean Thomas
    Contact for West Hills Center

    Ben Shaffer
    Contact for West Hills Center

    Ben Williams

    Contact for Braddock Hills

    Meetings: Contact lead for meeting times and locations.

    Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Time TBD (Room 480N)

    Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 12:00pm (Room 2017)

    Meetings: Contact lead for meeting times and locations