The Men's Achievement Center

At NCCU, we strive to equip every student with programs to help them succeed academically, socially and personally.

The Men's Achievement Center

North Carolina Central University Men's Achievement Center (MAC) is committed to enriching the quality of students' collegiate experience and ensuring their success at NCCU and beyond.


MAC Brothers

The MAC Brothers Initiative allows younger MAC brothers to grow while learning from the brothers who paved the way before them. This initiative focuses on skills development to allow our members to adjust to college life and prepare them to be global leaders upon graduation. For additional information about MAC Brothers, please email [email protected] or call 919-530-6064.


Upon acceptance into NCCU, African American males are invited to join AAMI, live in the Living Learning Community and participate in program activities. After an application process in late spring/summer, AAMI students are accepted into a cohort of 40 men. Members participate in academic, leadership, identity, financial, and spiritual development, as well as opportunities to experience a sense of manhood/masculinity and brotherhood.

Alumni Sponsors

Alumni Sponsors

Our Alumni sponsors help our program participants secure job opportunities, internships and mentor support, as well as donating to provide substantial support throughout the school year. As a committed alum, you may already be giving to NCCU in other ways. However, a gift to the Men's Achievement Center's and AAMI is the only way to support the programming directly. Your contribution helps with engaging community programs, signature celebrations such as reunions and Homecoming, scholarships, career support and mentors, and educational and networking events.

Latino Males

As we continue to provide outstanding retention services for African American males on the campus of North Carolina Central University, we also know that the research points to the need for attention to the progress of Latino males and their graduation rates. The Latino Initiative will provide a concrete graduation plan for students who enroll and create an opportunity that will remove barriers within the 4-year college trajectory. The Men's Achievement Center is now enrolling for Cohort 1 of the Latino Male Initiative.

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Recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution

Through the Men’s Achievement Center, retention rates for African American males have increased on campus, with a 94% retention rate for the 2018–2019 academic year and 89% for the 2019–2020 academic year. The Center has joined the First-Gen Forward 2021 Cohort, through the Center for First-Generation Student Success, to focus on higher education access for first-generation African American males. The goal of the MAC is to increase the enrollment of rural male students and expand the reach of the MAC throughout NCCU and the University of North Carolina System.

MAC Spotlight

Boys and Men of Color Conference

On April 13, My Brother’s Keeper Durham and North Carolina Central University Men's Achievement Center (MAC) hosted their inaugural Boys of Color Conference.

A.A.M.I Senior Awards Graduation Dinner

AAMI Senior Awards Graduation Dinner

At the Senior Awards Graduation Dinner, AAMI Seniors received their gold jackets and graduation rings. 

The MAC: Memoirs of Young Men of Color

Check out the NCCU Men’s Achievement Center’s YouTube page to see all that our men are doing.

Men's Achievement Center

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Heath, Roderick T

Adjunct Instructor

University College

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email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6064

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Spooner, Jalen A

Interim Director African American Male Initiative

Student Affairs

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email icon[email protected]

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Black Males Helped in Graduating


Retention Rate in the African American Male Initiative


Average GPA in the African American Male Initiative