Highlighted News and Events

Highlighted News and Events

 April 2012 - 1st Annual Empowerment Summit


The Minority Male Mentoring Empowerment Summit was held on April 13, 2012 on the Central Campus of Central Piedmont Community College.  There was about 75-100 people in attendence with four other community college represented (Stanley Community College, AB Tech, Davidson Community College, and Guildford Tech).


This year's them was "Conquering the Enermy Within."  The keynote speakers was Harold Cogdell, Mecklenburg County Commissioner and Kenston Griffin, renown international motivational speaker.  This summit brought knowlegde to the students about how to become a leader in your school and in your community.  They learned about a broad spectrum of topics ranging from networking, leadership, activism to strategies for spiritual, personal, and professional growth.


 We also had community participation with a rountable luncheon with 100 Black Men, Big Brother/Big Sister, DW Designs, Urban League, CAN Counseling,  and many others.  We discuss the state of the union the minority male in the Charlotte-mecklenburg area and how we can come to together as a community.


Our next Empowerment Summit will be 2013 

  August 2011 - CPCC Minority Male Mentoring Program Awarded $30,000

The Minority Male Mentoring Team, led by Katrina Johnson, received $30,000 from the North Carolina Community College System to enhance the College’s Minority Male Mentoring Program. The College’s project team will serve over 100 students during the coming year, and expects to see increases in retention, course completion and credential attainment for participating students.  Additionally, the program will be expanded to the Levine Campus to provide much needed services and support to students who attend classes at that location.  


  October 2010 - International Civil Rights Center and Museum 


Picture 153.jpg On Tuesday, October 28, 2010, thirty-two (32) students from the 3MP program traveled to Greensboro, NC to visit the International Civil Rights Center and Museum as a part of our ACA 111/120 and PSY 150 cohort. On February 1, 2010, the two story building and the original sign saying “F.W. Woolworth Co.” became the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. This building piloted the greatest political movement of the 20th century 50 years ago. The museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. The tour is about 1.5 hours and it is guides you through a montage of educational exhibits, period artifacts, and state of the art technology about the struggles and challenges African Americans had to face for equal rights. The centerpiece of the museum is the historic lunch counter with the original stools, where the NC A&T Greensboro 4 sat down in nonviolent protest on February 1, 1960.   Some of the other highlights of the museum is the “Hall of Shame,” who showed the violent times during the transition of slavery to “Jim Crow” to civil rights activism and the various authentic artifacts from the civil rights movement. Our students gained a wealth of knowledge about the struggles and achievements during the civil rights museum. For information about the International Civil Rights Museum, click on Sit in movement



Congressman John Lewis comes to CPCC!!      

Date:  February 18, 2010 (11am-1pm)
Location: Halton Theater 


Representative John Lewis invited us to "Come Walk in My Shoes". Content included: "Experience the Civil Rights Movement, a milestone in American history."  





Omar Tyree  

Date: February 3, 2010
Location: Pease Auditorium


In celebration of Black History Month, CPCC libraries and 3MP were proud to present Omar Tyree. Tyree is the New York Times best selling author of Flyy Girl, Do Right Man, Boss Lady, Pecking Order, and What They Want. He shared tools from his latest book Equation of Life. This book focuses on achieving long-term success in business and everyday living. A book signing followed his presentation. This event was free and open to the public.