Projecting Success: Reciprocal Relationships and Successful Partnerships

Ursula Thomas (Perimeter College, Georgia State University, USA) and Frederick D. Parham (Clark Atlanta University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 108
EISBN13: 9781799865469|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3285-0.ch006
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Abstract

Changing the trajectory of Black male students may not yet be a national conversation, but it's on the national radar screen. The success of Black males has increasingly become a topic of research, dialogue, debate, and strategic planning. As we engage in the conversation, however, talking with Black male students is a reminder that we're educating kids, not statistics, and that, as one Black student affirms, “The truth doesn't live in numbers. It lives in the person.” The challenges facing Black males throughout the educational pipeline have been discussed by researchers in detail. However, missing from this research are discussions from the perspective of researchers, educators, and community members united on how to better support Black males. This case study examines the field placement partnership between Perimeter College and Project Success: 100 Black Men of Atlanta. The case study documents the goals, plans, and outcomes of the three-year partnership.
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