The Men of Color Action Network (MOCAN) is an active support network, which advocates for California Community College Men of Color, while focusing on the systemic (academic, political, social) change needed to cultivate a learning environment that optimizes the success of male students of color.
The purpose of the Men of Color Action Network (MOCAN) is to serve as a support and social networking group for men of color on ECC’s campus.
MOCAN will also provide service to the college community, work in collaboration with other student groups and support nearby ethnically diverse communities through different service projects throughout the school year.
The members of the MOCAN gain invaluable leadership experience and knowledge as a result of their involvement with MOCAN .
Furthermore, all members will continue to uphold the high standards of the MOCAN and reinforce its reputation as an influential force in service to the student body at ECC.Meet the MOCAN Team
Find out how you can be a part of the growing MOCAN network.
Currently enrolled El Camino College students
Men of color in higher education face various hurdles which include housing insecurities, food insecurities, transportation concerns, stressful life-events, and employment barriers that negatively impact their degree attainment and college success.
Determined to change these historically trends, in 2017, five Men of Color, working in various community colleges in Southern California created a cross-campus partnerships. Their individual/institutional efforts and culturally relevant activities were implemented to increase the success for men of color.
Through the support of Student Equity funding, El Camino College, Santa Monica College, Long Beach College, and Compton College created campus initiatives and strategies used to enhance the success for men of color, specifically focusing on the cross-collaborative led, Men of Color conference.
The cross-campus collaboration includes men of color leadership conferences that have focused on the holistic healing, mindfulness, financial wellness, spiritual wellness, networking opportunities, and leadership.
Men of Color Action Network
El Camino College
Student Equity and Achievement Office
Student Services Building, 1st Floor
310-660-3593 x3817 or x3819