Black American Council
About the Black American Council
The Cuyahoga Community College Black Caucus was founded by a group of concerned Black American faculty members in 1969. Today, the organization has expanded its services to include faculty, staff, students and community. Because of our growth and our focus on student success and completion, we have formally changed our name to the Black American Council. Our mission is to provide programs to support student retention and academic success. Tri-C's Black American Council is concerned about all students at the College, but in particular the success of Black American students.
The Black American Council provides comprehensive programs for our students through community outreach and involvement, career development opportunities, workshops and forums, and cultural awareness through activities and field trips. Through our mentoring program we link students, faculty and staff in relationships that encourage student excellence and provide support in times of need. We also continue to support our Black faculty and staff in their growth and development.
Frances M. Franklin Scholarship Program
Each spring, the Black American Council hosts the Frances M. Franklin Scholarship Luncheon to award deserving students with scholarships of various amounts. View a recording of the event below.
The Black American Council has collaborated with other departments at the College to enhance opportunities for student success and to promote diversity among the College community. Partnerships have been established with:
- Liberal Arts/Social Sciences
- Academic Affairs
- Writing Center
- Student Life & Athletics
- Financial Aid
- Enrollment Center
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Human Resources
- Office of the President
We have also worked closely with the Cleveland Public School District. National partnerships have been formed with National CARES Mentoring Movement and the NCBAA (National Council on Black American Affairs).