Project Baldwin: South Men of Color (SMOC)

Project Baldwin is a mentoring initiative for underrepresented men of color attending Seattle Colleges to provide support, funding, structure, and mentorship for Seattle Colleges’ affinity mentorship group initiatives. Project Baldwin: South Men of Color (SMOC) at South Seattle College is a collective of students, staff and faculty who connect to empower. We are here to build community and brotherhood to boost completion and transfer outcomes for underrepresented men of color at South Seattle College.

Project Baldwin graphic showing operations at all three Seattle Colleges

 

Find out more about Project Baldwin.

 

 

Named in honor of beloved elder James Baldwin, the celebrated American author and activist, Project Baldwin is a mentorship initiative at Seattle Colleges to boost completion and transfer outcomes for Black, Latinx, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander males. These students typically complete programs at rates significantly lower than their White and Asian peers. Evidence shows that the extra support of mentoring can make a life-changing difference for all students, but especially students of color and particularly men of color.

Mission & Values

Create a safe and inclusive learning environment in order to foster academic, cultural and personal growth in its members. We will empower each other through camaraderie and brotherhood.

Resources & Support

  • Encourage and nurture brotherhood bonds among male students of color.
  • Build community and encourage higher educational attainment.
  • Develop leadership and professional skills to succeed beyond college.
  • Gain access to funding resources!

Additional Events & Activities 

Project Baldwin: SMOC scholars participate in various events and activities including career and networking events, volunteer opportunities, quarterly academic advising, funding/scholarship workshops, study sessions, intramural sports, peer-to-peer mentoring, Project Baldwin celebrations, and more.


Application Process

  1. To apply for Project Baldwin: South Men of Color (SMOC) as a student mentee, complete a short participation form here.
  2. Attend a 30-minute info session in-person or via Zoom.

Scholarship Opportunities 


Earn your bachelor’s degree at a Historically Black College or University

If you are considering earning a bachelor’s degree, South Seattle College has partnered with two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create transfer agreements that will make it easier for you to continue your education.

Wilberforce University (Ohio) and Southern University (Louisiana) have a long tradition of providing first-rate education to African Americans and are open to all students. Learn more at about HBCU Transfer Agreements