About Brother to Brother
Who We Are
Brother to Brother (B2B) is an Urban Male Initiative program in the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) that applies four programmatic pillars: leadership development, social integration, academic support, and career preparation to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of male-identified students of color at MSU Denver, and to meet the future workforce needs in the local, national, and global economy. This initiative was originally launched as a one-time funded pilot program in Fall of 2013 and became a formal program of the CMEI in Fall 2019.
“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” -Derrick Bell
The mission of Brother to Brother is to empower male-identified students of color at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) to feel a sense of belonging, be leaders of the community, obtain academic success, and be agents of change in the workforce.
Through brotherhood, academic support, college completion, and wellness, B2B participants will earn their degrees and have a succinct future plan.