Clark Atlanta Partners With Local Churches to Boost Black Male College Enrollment

Ambassadors to bring message of college access to local congregations

ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2017) On a campus where more than 70 percent of the student population is female, Clark Atlanta University recognizes more has to be done to increase the number of black men enrolling in, and graduating from colleges and universities. We specifically want to encourage black men to consider CAU to continue their education. To further this important cause, CAU is launching a new program targeting young black men who are still in high school.

The Black Male Sunday Initiative is the brainchild of CAU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Peter Nwosu.

The Initiative calls for teams of students, faculty and staff to be dispatched to churches across Metro Atlanta during Sunday service throughout the month of February. Each team of “CAU Ambassadors,” will speak before church congregations to explain how a degree from CAU will enhance the lives of black men, improve their earning potential and make them productive members of our society.

CAU President Ronald A. Johnson, as well as Board of Trustees Chairman Gregory Morrison, Trustee Tharon Johnson, Dr. Henry Elonge, president of the Faculty Assembly and other key students, faculty, staff and alumni are also among the ambassadors taking our message of higher education for black men on the road.

Nearly two dozen churches have signed on to participate in the first phase of the Initiative. It kicks off Sunday, Feb. 5 with a visit to Flipper Temple AME Church. Other participating churches include Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, Impact Church, Hillside Chapel and Truth Center and Central United Methodist Church, to name a few. Following short remarks by our ambassadors, a team of CAU admissions staff will be on hand at each church to provide university application and financial aid information and assist with other questions.

For more information on the Black Male Sunday Initiative call the CAU Office of Admissions at 404.880.6605 or email admissions@cau.edu.

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