Urban Male Initiative (UMI)
The UMI Student Center
524 West 59th Street,
Room L 74.02 NB
New York, NY 10019
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UMI is an Academic and Social Support System with the goal of having our African American and Latino/a students graduate from college with a Baccalaureate Degree within four to six years.
Malone Mentoring Center John Jay College faculty and staff are committed to mentoring students though the Malone Mentoring Center. Mentors are paired with students based on their interest, specializations, fields of study and future career aspirations. Seeks to improve/maintain academic achievement Fosters/nuture identity development Encourage rentention/academic acheivement/degree completion Provides students with the requisite knowledge, tools and skills to allow them to pursure higher education opportunities and employment.
Recruitment The Urban Male Initiative program reaches out to the John Jay College population to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the nature of the higher education process. UMI organizes workshops, information sessions, professional career speakers and other events to give UMI students an opportunity to learn about the many resources available for them on campus.
Federal Work Study/Volunteer Opportunities
The UMI team welcomes all students to volunteer in the office. This invitation goes out to both students who receive Federal Work Study and those who do not. Students will be able to build their resume and professional portfolio by completing various administrative tasks.
Guest Speakers and Events
UMI Students attend events, programs, and visit other universities for conferences. In our "Voices from the Field" speaker series, the UMI team collaborated with The Office of Alumni Affairs to invite successful John Jay Alumni as guest speakers for our students.
The UMI team has academic advisors trained by The Academic Advisement Center. These advisors are available to meet with UMI students for advisement to ensure academic and personal success.Choosing a major/minor Calculating Credits (i.e. electives) Understanding the college bulletin as well as requirements to achieve baccalaureate degree.
Graduate School Preparation
The Urban Male Initiative Team encourages UMI students to continue onto graduate and professional studies after completing their baccalaureate degree. The UMI program serves as a pipeline for several of the College's pipeline programs. These include The Ronald H. Brown Summer Law School Prep Program, The Ronald E. McNair Post- Bacclaureate Achievement Program as well as other opportunities for academic advancement.