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Our Mission

The Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network (UMAAN; formerly Retention, Achievement, Professionalism-Success Institute or RAP-SI) is a CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI) project on the CCNY campus. The overall project goal is to apply all available resources in providing assistance to participants in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree at CCNY.  UMAAN offers mentoring, tutoring, academic skills workshops, socio-emotional presentations, and information regarding scholarship and career opportunities. UMAAN also assists students with academic challenges, helps to build student self-esteem and confidence, provides information about the college’s resources and extra-curricular activities, and makes available forums to develop the ability of the participants to successfully navigate the complex currents of college life.

BMI MISSION STATEMENT

As a CUNY-wide initiative, CUNY BMI’s mission is to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success of students from groups that are severely underrepresented in higher education, in particular African, African American/Black, Caribbean and Latino/Hispanic males.

CUNY BMI projects do not discriminate based on race or gender and will serve as models for improving educational outcomes of all students. All programs and activities of the CUNY Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic.

Contact Information
North Academic Center Room 4/149
160 Convent Avenue New York, NY  10031
p: 212.650.5100
f: 212.650.8548