The Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution that provides access to higher education to all who may benefit. Programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing students to be informed, concerned citizens, to be active participants in the cultural life of the city, and to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.
With CBMA support, the Community College of Philadelphia's Center for Male Engagement's Project Thrive will be able to recruit and work closely with 300 black male college students to ensure their successful matriculation and graduation at one of the nation's leading community colleges for African Americans. Each year over the grant period, Project Thrive will recruit 150 students and provide them with the key resources they need to succeed: 1) a summer transition program; 2) peer mentoring; 3) success coaches; 4) faculty-led learning communities; 4) tutoring; and 5) parent-engagement activities aimed at increasing academic achievement and preparing students for a four-year post-secondary institution and/or living-wage work opportunities.