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First Fridays: A Male Initiative

First Fridays: A Male Initiative

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First Fridays is a 6-part interactive workshop series for male students to develop as leaders, role models and change-agents to meet the needs of a diverse society.

The goal of this program is to increase awareness of and about issues related to masculinity, gender politics, race/ethnicity, privilege and vulnerability.

First Fridays are opportunities to understand self and others.  Just as importantly, this program creates and maintains a network, community and support system comprised of male students that promote a common experience, collaboration and collective action.

Perks of attending: Free to attend, food, refreshments and t-shirt.

Upcoming Dates - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fall 2016 Spring 2017
September 2  - LBJSC 3-13.1 February 3 - LBJSC 3-6.1
October 7 - LBJSC 3-13.1 March 3 - LBJSC 3-6.1
November 4 - LBJSC 3-6.1 April 7 - LBJSC 4-1.9

Local and National Resources for Males

Below are lists of national and local resources and information that include financial, faith-based and spirituality, health, news, polical and legal, social media, support and advocacy services and opportunities for males.  These lists are intended to promote awareness of available resources. Please contact the respective organization or company for detailed and specific information.

We do our best to identify resources that are available to males.  However, if there are resources that you would like to include or suggest, then complete the online form to send us your recommendation(s).

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Anti-Violence

Advocates for Family Peace: Intervention Program for Men and Fathers | A community based program created for intervention in cases involving domestic violence. The program is made up of twenty eight group sessions which examine men’s use of violence and the impact the violence has on themselves, their partners, and their children.  The group process provides men an opportunity to critically examine their actions, reflect on possible changes, and take informed actions to live a life free from violence.

Boys to Men | To reduce interpersonal violence by ofference programs that support the healthy development of adolescent boys, provide assistance and education resources to boys and those who help raise them, and increase community awareness about the specific needs of boys.

Hays-Caldwell Women's Center: Prevention Education Programs | The Prevention Education Program is a comprehensive program which focuses on the prevention of sexual violence and/or sexual assault.  This program collaborates with community members, professionals and organizations to address the root causes of violence in order to prevent violence before it occurs.  The Prevention Education Program also works within the schools facilitating presentations and groups that focus on addressing some of the risk factors that lead to violence.

House Devil, Street Angel: A film about fathers & sons confronting abuse | Two nonprofit partners. The role of the project’s nonprofit partners is to help with outreach, fundraising and distribution of film. Because this film will be useful in classrooms and in anti-domestic violence or fatherhood workshops, for example, nonprofit partners serve a key role in helping the film to change lives.

Men Against Violence | MAV seeks to break the link which exists between traditional norms of masculinity-the ways men are taught to behave-and violence. It challenges young men to redefine male and female relationships in an equitable manner; to resolve conflicts effectively; to develop meaningful friendships with other men; and to appropriately manage anger and fear. ***Texas State***

Men Can Stop Rape | A national Washington, DC based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since our inception in 1997, MCSR has led the call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women.

Men Stopping Violence | Works locally, nationally, and internationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. We look to the violence against women’s movement to keep the reality of the problem and the vision of the solution before us. We believe that all forms of oppression are interconnected. Social justice work in the areas of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation are all critical to ending violence against women.

To Become A Teacher  | ToBecomeATeacher.org was built by a collaborative team of educational and career experts who focus their efforts on providing students of all levels with factual resources that will help them navigate the educational and career hurdles required to achieve their professional goals. This website was developed with the future and existing teacher in mind – to be a hub of educational and career tips and advice from fellow teachers and career guidance experts who have traveled on this journey themselves.


Literature & Media

Men's Nonviolence Project: Guid to Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women & Girls (PDF)

Clearinghouse (sites that provide links for research, general resources and tool kits)

A Men's Project (AMP) | Web resources for Men - Respecting others and Ourselves

Gender & Diversity Institute | Resources on Raising and Educating Boys

Gender Studies - University of Washington-Tacoma Library | Web resources and books

Male Affirmative Resource Network | The most comprehensive index for men on the internet.

Manology: Exploring the 21st Century Masculinity |  A place where men are celebrated and supported, and are offered insight, experiences and conversations on the physical, mental and spiritual journey of manhood.

MenEngage | Boys and Men for Gender Equality - Electronic materials and resources

Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention (MMVP) | Research collaboration between the social work programs at the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington-Tacoma.  Develops effective strategies with men to creat respectful relationships and prevent childhood exposure to family violence.

Young Latino Males: An American Dilemma | News stories and reports from the ASU Young Latino Male Symposium

XY Online | Men, Masculinities and Gender Politics

Engaging Boys and Men in Transformation: The Group Education Manual | (PDF)

Education

100 Black Men of America, Inc. | Serves as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities they serve.

African American Men & Boys Harvest Foundation | Organization that will bring together successful African-American men as mentors and partners with African-American boys while doing so within a structured, educational environment and with a specific focus upon reducing the academic achievement gap between African-American boys and their Caucasian peers.

Black Male Initiative Program at Philander Smith College | Through a series of special programming, events and activities, BMI provides opportunities for male students to connect with each other, faculty and staff and community role models with the goal of positively impacting these students' college experiences all the way up to graduation.

Education Index | The Education Index at PhDs.org is the Internet’s premier source of updated, clear educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. They use publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and strive to present them in a simple and easy-to-digest way. Their desire is to make it easy for you to pick the best college you possibly can with this index: a college that fits your financial, social and educational interests and goals.

College Board: The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color | Examining the educational attainment of young Americans by both racial/ethnic and gender, the data show that within each racial/ethnic group, males have lower degree attainment than women. One of the most comprehensive sites targeting the educational experience of young men of color.

Men grossly underrepresented in graduate school enrollment | AEIdeas: The public policy blog of the American Enterprise Institute (Article)

National Center for Education Statistics | The primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States

Young Latino Males: An American Dilemma | News stories and reports from the ASU Young Latino Male Symposium

What Black men think? | A thought-provoking documentary which he not only produced and directed, but also appears in it periodically as narrator, commentator and interviewer. The picture paints an enlightening and empathetic portrait of African-American males by employing some rather surprising raw statistics to suggest that we all reconsider some commonly-held beliefs about brothers.

Family & Fathering

A Men's Project (AMP) | Web resources for Men - Respecting others and Ourselves

All Pro Dad | Advice. Events. Family. Innovative program helping men become better fathers. AllProDad.com is a one-stop resource where dads can find encouragement, ideas, information and videos.

General Resources for fatherhood via All Pro Dad

House Devil, Street Angel: A film abuot fathers & sons confronting abuse | Two nonprofit partners. The role of the project’s nonprofit partners is to help with outreach, fundraising and distribution of film. Because this film will be useful in classrooms and in anti-domestic violence or fatherhood workshops, for example, nonprofit partners serve a key role in helping the film to change lives.

Finances

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas |  The largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas providing food and grocery products, nutrition education and social services outreach to 300,000 clients each year through a network of 300 Partner Agencies.

Sober Austin | Houses and Transitional Living

The Bowery Mission | Programs for men that make a life-transforming difference in the lives of poor, unemployed and homeless men in New York City. Meals, shelter, medical care, outreach program and recovery programs.

Financial Aid

Jackie Robinson Foundation | The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi–faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education, molding them into dynamic leaders with a commitment to public service and Jackie Robinson's humanitarian ideals.

LBJ Achievement Scholarship | Scholarship for Texas State who demonstrate financial need, live on campus, meet GPA requirements and complete scholarship application. (Texas State)

Merck Science Research Awards | United Negro College Fund - Scholarships for African American students in science research fields

Scholarships.com | Comprehensive list of scholarships available to African Americans

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) | Comprehensive list of available scholarships

Gender equality & Gender politics

EngagingMen.net | This site is a public resource for anyone – women, men and young people - committed to gender justice and ending violence against women.  Engagingmen.net is designed for practitioners, policy makers, academics, students and all who are interested in effectively working with women and men in partnership for gender equality and addressing the negative consequences of unequal power relationships.

The Good Men Project | Website explores the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, pornography, and aging. We shy away from nothing. Our content reflects the multidimensionality of men — we are alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted.

The ManKind Project | The ManKind Project® is a global not for profit organization [501(c)(3) in the US] that conducts challenging and highly rewarding trainings for men at every stage of life. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge.

Masculinidades y Equidad de Genero (Spanish Only) | EME is the area of ​​CulturaSalud dedicated to social research and development programs and networks on issues of masculinity and gender equity.

Masculine Heart (Blog) | Seeking the strong, tender heart inherent in men.  Blog on masculinty, manhood and important related topics.

MenEngage | MenEngage is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality.  Activities of the alliance include information-sharing, joint training activities and national, regional and international advocacy.

The Men's Story Project | To strengthen social norms that support healthy masculinities and gender equality, and to help eliminate gender-based violence, homophobia and other oppressions that are intertwined with masculinities, through men´s public story-sharing events, documentary films and other mass media.

Men's Voice's, Men as Allies - Feminist.com | Columns and articles for improving how men support women's movement

XY Online | XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.


Literature & Media

Boys to Men? A film by Fedrick Marx (Media Education Foundation)

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (Media Education Foundation)

I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America (Media Education Foundation)

Journal of Black Masculinity (Peer-reviewed publication)

Man-Hattan: An examination of Masculinities in AMC's Mad Men (Article)

One Man Can (GenderJustice.com Toolkits)

The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men (Media Education Foundation)

Young Men Redefine Masculinity (A Training Manual)

Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis of Masculinity (Media Education Foundation)

Health

A Men's Project (AMP) - Health | Provides links for organizations, services and opportunities

AIDS Portal | The online resource supporting the community response to HIV. Search for HIV & AIDS and health related information, contribute your experiences and connect to people, groups and organizations from around the world.

Austin Men's Center | For over twenty years The Austin Men's Center has provided innovative counseling, psychotherapy and classes helping men move forward in their lives, relationships, health and careers.

Austin Recovery | Austin Recovery has two programs focused on Men's Short-Term Residential Treatment. Our private-pay men's Short-Term Program is located on our 40-acre Hicks Family Ranch in South Austin. Our publicly-funded male Short-Term Program is located at the Edith Royal Campus, our eight-acre wooded site in Northeast Austin.

DrugAbuse.com | All Drug Abuse Programs; Alcohol Abuse Programs by State

Drug Rehab |  Information and answers for people fighting addiction.

Engender Health | EngenderHealth has improved the lives of men, women, and families through its work in family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, gender equity, and many other programs.

Engender Health - Men as Partners | This program works with men to play constructive roles in promoting gender equity and health in their families and communities.

Engender Health - SEED Model | A comprehensive, easy-to-use tool to help program managers and staff determine strengths and weaknesses in family planning programs by identifying programmatic gaps that require further investment or more in-depth assessment.

Look Good....Feel Better |  A practical guide to help men deal with some of the side effects of cancer treatment – skin changes, hair loss, stress, and other issues.

Men's Health Month | Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. June is Men's Health Month.

Sober Austin | Houses and Transitional Living

SoberRecovery.com - Eating Disorders in Men San Marcos | List of local centers, practitioners and companies

Teen Rehab Center | Teenrehabcenter.org is dedicated to providing help to young adults and their loved ones. We believe that families have a better chance at conquering the hurdles of drug and substance abuse by having a better understanding of addiction, its causes, how to prevent it, and when to consider treatment. 

The Unifying Center | Organization dedicated to the emotional health and well-being of men and boys across the globe. Our mission is to improve the gender-based, mental health care of men and boys, with a special focus on healing men and boys that have been impacted by some type of trauma or abuse. Central to our work is recognizing the impact contemporary masculinities have on men’s health, identity development, certain behaviors and interpersonal relationships.

XY: Men, Masculinities and Gender Politics - Health | Articles and links regarding men's health


Literature & Media

Constructions of  Masculinity and their Influence on Men’s Well-Being:  A Theory of Gender and Health (Article)

Engendering Health: A Social Constructionist Examination of Men’s Health Beliefs and Behaviors (Article)

Key Determinants of the Health and the Well-Being of Men and Boys (Article)

Hyper-Sexual Episodes: Let’s Talk About Sex! (Article)

Masculus: The Office Newsletter of Men's Health Initiative (Newletter)

Measurement of Men’s Help Seeking: Development and Evaluation of the Barriers to Help Seeking Scale (Article)

Prostate Health Guide (Guide)

Study shows why underrepresented men should be included in binge eating research (Article)

Housing & Shelter

Shelter Listings - San Marcos | Find shelter and housing in San Marcos, Tx.

Sober Austin | Houses and Transitional Living

Transitional Housing - Austin | List of many of the Transitional Housing locations in Austin, TX below. The transitional housing listed offers not only support housing for those needing homes, but they also provide supportive services that will enable the person to live more independently. Many are sober, detox, and drug treatment services. Addiction rehabilitation is a big part of these locations. List has full details on these locations.

Transitional Housing - San Antonio

Legal

American Civil Liberties Union | The nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Black Legal Issues | News and legal commentary impacting the black communities

DadsDivorce.com | The attorneys of Cordell & Cordell present essential divorce information, resources and advice
about alimony, child support and child custody for men and fathers at any stage of divorce.

Hispanic Access Foundation | Their goal is to connect Latinos in the United States to useful programs and social, health or legal services.

Lambda Legal | The oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and policy work.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) | The largest Latino civil rights and advocacy group in the United States.  They are 83 years and going strong.  LULAC works to improve opportunities for Hispanic American from every region looking for freedom and an honest way of life.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


Literature & Media

Black Men's Jail time Hits Entire Communities (Article)

NYC Boasts $127 Million For Black, Latino Youth (Article)

The New Jim Crow (Article - Book Review) 

 

Mentoring

100 Black Men of America, Inc. | The 100 mentors youth through a worldwide network of chapters. Across the United States and Internationally, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and 100 Black Men International are positively impacting the lives of tomorrow’s leaders through the 100’s signature programs such as Mentoring the 100 Way and Collegiate 100®.

Art of Manliness | The Art of Manliness is authored by husband and wife team, Brett and Kate McKay. It features articles on helping men be better husbands, better fathers, and better men. In our search to uncover the lost art of manliness, we’ll look to the past to find examples of manliness in action. We’ll analyze the lives of great men who knew what it meant to “man up” and hopefully learn from them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters | The nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Boys to Men: Mentoring Today's Youth | Boys to Men developed a experiential 24-hour mentor training to provide mentors with the skills they need listen, accept, admire, and respond to the young men they are Mentoring.

Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Service Institutions | CAHSI is building a comprehensive framework for mentorship throughout the pipeline that began in the first phase of the project. This extension enhances those efforts by focusing on student development and advocacy via peer-to-peer and faculty interactions. The proposed efforts, i.e., Paper-Net, Fellow-Net, Advocates, and the CAHSI portal.

Children's Aid Society | Caring begins before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs.

Hispanic MentoringLearn about Big Brothers Big Sisters' Hispanic Mentoring Initiative and Hispanic Mentoring Model

Men Mentoring Men | A self-sustaining council of thoughtful men dedicated to participation in and appreciation of the triumphs and failures of life’s journey by enriching the lives of each other, those we love and the community at large.

Mentoring Brothers in Action |  A community of African American fraternities, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies working to engage more Black men in mentoring.

NEED: Unlocking the power of education | African American Male Mentoring Initiative

Project Males | Serves as a clearinghouse for emerging research and news on Latino males in higher education as well as a resource for researchers and practitioners looking to learn more about this important issue. You will also find many links to our partners and other programs that are engaged on issues related to males in education.


Literature & Media

A Mentor Makes a Difference (Commentary)

Art of Manliness - Every Man Needs a Mentor (Commentary)

Man Up: Recruiting and Retaining African American Male Mentors (PDF)

Men in Mentoring Toolkit

Mentoring the Next Generation (PPT)

Mentoring Black Males in the 21st Century (PPT-PDF)

Minority Male Mentoring Training Manual | North Carolina Community College (PDF)

The impact of mentoring African-American males during their undergraduate experience (PDF)


Programs and resources identified on this page are designed and identified to provide gender-specific support for underrepresented males at Texas State through interactive workshops, mentoring and development.  In addition, they specifically address issues facing underrepresented males on the Texas State campus in order to positively impact their retention, academic success and chances for degree completion.

State of Texas Colleges and Universities College Men Initiatives and Programs

Below is a list highlighting some colleges and universities in the state of Texas who have created college men initiatives and programs contributing to the growth of college men retention. A more extensive list of initiatives and programs can be downloaded by clicking on the link under the highlighted programs. 

Program Location Contact/Email Purpose
AIMM (Academically Influencing Minority Males) North Lake College Mitchel James, majames@dcccd.edu North Lake College AIMM is a unique program devoted to supporting students in achieving their academic, career and personal goals. The AIMM program is designed to encourage first-time and continuing minority male students to build connections and to create a supportive community of learning. All courses are taught by minority male faculty and enrollment is limited to minority male students. Faculty act as mentors to students, and are available for additional help outside of class.
Men Empowerment Network San Antonio College Mona Aldana-Ramirez, maldana-ramirez@alamo.edu The Men Empowerment Network (MEN) aims to create and implement programs to support minority students in pursuit of their academic goals. Men Empowerment Network participants will become part of the conversation to help identify factors that support or hinder their success through a variety of events and activities. Opportunities for participants include a mentoring program, focus groups, conferences and a leadership summit.
MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) (rebuilding) South Texas College Armando Ponce, aponce@southtexascollege.edu Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is a joint research project between Dr. Victor B. Saenz (University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Luis Ponjuan (University of Florida), and South Texas College (STC) in McAllen, Texas. This research project is a collaborative effort aimed at examining the experiences of young Latino males in the Rio Grande Valley as they navigate their college pathways. Further, this project serves to canvass the perspectives of key student affairs, academic affairs, and executive-level administrators on the growing crisis facing Latino males in higher education. Through several focus groups with STC students as well as in-depth interviews with administrators and faculty members, this document represents a report of our preliminary research findings for Project MALES.
TTU M.A.L.E.S. SYMPOSIUM (Men Attaining Leadership Excellence and Success) Texas Tech University Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, diverstiy@ttu.edu In an attempt to address the disparity in participation and success of male retention in education, The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement host the TTU MALES (Men Attaining Leadership Excellence and Success) Symposium. Symposium attendees participate in breakout sessions, town-hall style discussions, and panels. Sessions, discussions and panels and will focus on the importance of male academic achievement, retention, matriculation, community involvement, social justice and more. Additionally, attendees have opportunities to make recommendations regarding increasing the numbers of males who graduate from high school and enroll into and matriculate from higher education institutions.
Project Males (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Succes) University Texas at Austin MikeGutierrez, mike.gutierrez@austin.utexas.edu Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. Project MALES encompasses three interrelated initiatives: an ongoing research agenda focused on understanding the experiences of Latino males across the education pipeline; a mentoring program that aims to cultivate an engaged support network for males of color at UT-Austin and across the Central Texas community; and, a statewide P-16 Consortium focused on the success of male students of color.
African American Male Research Institute (AAMRI) University of Texas at Austin aamri@austin.utexas.edu AAMRI is a UT faculty-led academic initiative, housed in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, rooted in evidence-based practices to promote academic excellence among African American males. AAMRI includes a research focus, too, that informs public policy experts, practitioners, and concerned citizens on how best to create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings. This research guides the hands-on practical approach to help AAMRI achieve its major goals: to increase the four-year graduation rate for African American males at the University of Texas and to increase the number of Black males attending four-year colleges and universities across the state of Texas. Through community partnerships, AAMRI provides professional development and special events for undergraduates and opportunities for undergrads to mentor younger African American males.
The Collegiate 100 (UHC100) University of Houston Tayler Harris, tdharris5@uh.edu The Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men. The Collegiate 100 membership is drawn primarily from African–American college students through chapters on university campuses across America. The purpose of the Collegiate 100 is to implement the mentoring and tutoring programs of 100 Black Men. The participants assist the parent organization with the development of the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of young black males who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live.