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RCCD Celebrates Black Student Success Week


RCCD Celebrates Black Student Success Week

Riverside Community College (RCCD) is proud to support Black Student Success Week Monday, April 25th through Friday, April 29th. The data has shown that there are gaps that disproportionally affect Black students in higher education. RCDD is committed to closing these gaps by focusing efforts on increasing opportunities, impacting access, and ultimately... changing outcomes for Black students across Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College. This also includes increasing Black student headcounts in the classroom.

RCCD welcomes voices from Black and ally communities to help examine these realities, and ensure that Black students thrive and reach their maximum potential in academics, and the workforce. Black Student Success week will share key research insights, innovative approaches, and critical dialogue on improving success among Black and African American students at California community colleges. This year's theme is “A Vision for Black Student Success: Creating a New Landscape to Succeed," with daily events set up for the RCCD community and its three Colleges to enjoy. Events will kick off with remarks from United States Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona on Monday, April 25th and include:

      • Daily webinars hosted from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., called The Black Hour

      • Daily small group discussion forums from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., called The After Party

      • A virtual advocacy day on Thursday, April 28, called The BlackOut


Webinars will be held via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube. See the hyperlinks below for ways to register, engage, and participate in Black student success.

Monday, April 25 - Beyond Mattering: Centering the Student Narrative

Tuesday, April 26 - No Leaks: Securing the Pipeline for Black Student Success

Wednesday, April 27 - The Path to Transfer Success: A Clear Highway or a Traffic Jam

Thursday, April 28 - Transforming Black Student Success through Courageous State Leadership

Friday, April 29 - Using Radical Action: Showing Up as Your Authentic Self

“W.E.B. Du Boise, stated in The Talented Tenth, that 'Education and work are the levers to uplift a people.' I champion that sentiment as RCCD, and its Colleges strive to provide an institution of high academic excellence that will lead to career enhancement for all our students."

***Black Student Success Week is organized in partnership with the following organizations: A2MEND, Umoja Community Education Foundation, The Campaign for College Opportunity, The Education Trust-West, the Equity Avengers, The RP Group, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.***


Published by External Relations & Strategic Communications