Golf tournament raises funds to benefit HCC's Minority Male Initiative
Forty-two teams comprised of prominent business and political leaders tee-up to help bring in $84,000 dollars for Houston Community College’s first Annual Fall Golf Classic benefiting HCC’s Minority Male Initiative and the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program (FWEP).
All funds raised will benefit both programs. “HCC will match the funds raised a 100 percent, because we understand the importance of providing young men a chance at having a better life through educational opportunities.” said HCC Deputy Chancellor Dr. Art Q. Tyler.
HCC’s Minority Male Initiative and FWEP are designed to curb area high school dropout rates while preparing young males for tomorrow’s workforce and entrepreneurial opportunities. HCC began its Minority Male Initiative to counter the on-going crisis throughout America of a diminishing presence of young Black and Hispanic males on the campuses of higher learning, in corporate America and in entrepreneurial endeavors.
“We have a major national epidemic in terms of recruitment and retention of minority males to both community colleges and four-year colleges. We intend to address this issue proactively,” said Dr. Michael P. Williams, HCC Trustee, District IV.
The HCC Annual Fall Golf Classic was held Friday, October 23, at Hermann Park Golf Course. For more information on HCC’s Minority Male Initiative, contact John Gilmore, III, MMI Program Manager at email@example.com or call 713.718.5061.