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Lakashia Newsome
Black Scholars Counselor
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Black Scholars Mission Statement

Black Scholars’ mission is to assist African American college students in realizing and achieving their academic and career goals by increasing the retention, persistence, and graduation rates of its members.

Through leadership development, mentoring, academic support and career exploration, GCC’s Black Scholars Program will increase engagement opportunities, raise critical consciousness, and empower the community of African American students at Glendale Community College.

What is the Black Scholars Program?
Black Scholars is designed to apply positive antideficit models and research based interventions to build a viable foundation for academic and career success. The program strives to enable strong character development to produce quality men and women who will contribute to our communities around the country and to our society at large.

The Black Scholars Program will provide students a variety of support services: academic counseling, tutoring, mentoring, cultural and university field trips, pre–registration workshops, book loans, scholarships, and learning communities.

GCC Black Scholars in LA Times

Transferring to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU Transfer)