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CSN’s Empowerment Network Initiative (ENI) is an identity-based cohort program that assists and empowers students during their journey at CSN. The program promotes mutual support in personal growth, professional development and academic success. Spring 2021 will feature the Black Male Movement (B2M) which is a cohort based program for students who identify as a Black and/or African American men.

Black Male Movement (B2M)

The Black Male Movement (B2M) is a cohort based program for students who identify as a Black and/or African American men to become empowered through teamwork, skill building, and shared experiences. While the aim is to support Black/African American men, B2M is open to anyone who is interested in empowering and advocating with Black/African American men. 

B2M Membership 

There are two types of memberships: B2M and B2M+. The following table explains the eligiblity and benefits of both membership types:

 
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B2M+  
Eligiblity

B2M membership is open to CSN students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

• Enrolled for spring 2021 (required) 
• Able to take ALS 101 (required)*
• Able to take ENG 100, COM 101 or EDU 280 *
• Interested in building a movement of Black males to empower one another 

* For Spring 2021, ALS 101 is held on Mondays at 6pm, COM 101 is held on Wednesdays at 4pm, ENG 100 is held on Fridays at 10am, and EDU 280 is still tentative. Once your application is accepted, an academic Counselor work with you to enroll you in the necessary courses while ensuring you stay on track to complete/graduate/transfer.

B2M+ membership is open to CSN students who meet one the following criteria:

• Enrolled for spring 2021 (required) 
• Interested in building a movement of Black males to empower one another 

Benefits

You will have opportunities to:

• Lead the B2M movement by connecting with other student groups, plan events, and volunteer in the community
• Participate in a college and life skills success courses
• Network with other Black/African American men 
• Participate in exclusive leadership and academic conferences and workshops
• Attend sessions on financial aid, scholarship opportunities, careers, leadership and study skills
• Learn about academic resources and professional support services
• Connect with CSN mentors/coaches
• Apply for scholarship funding
• Utilize the Laptop Loan Program and Textbook Assistance Program

You will have opportunities to:

• Lead the B2M movement by connecting with other student groups, plan events, and volunteer in the community
• Network with other Black/African American men 
• Participate in exclusive leadership and academic conferences and workshops
• Attend sessions on financial aid, scholarship opportunities, careers, leadership and study skills
• Learn about academic resources and professional support services
• Connect with CSN mentors/coaches
• Apply for scholarship funding
• Utilize the Laptop Loan Program and Textbook Assistance Program

 

 

Application

To join B2M or B2M+, please complete the online application. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.