About Us

The M.A.L.E.S Mentoring & Retention Program supports the Dallas County Community College District’s “Men of Color” Initiative, aimed at increasing the graduation rates of African-American & Latino male students within the DCCCD.

The M.A.L.E.S program is funded and operated by the Office of Student Engagement & Retention at Eastfield College.

There are two ways to become active with the M.A.L.E.S Program.

  1. You can complete the on-line application form and be assigned a mentor and/or learn about exclusive events and actives for male students on campus.
  2. You can join the Men’s Empowerment Coalition (MEC), a campus-recognized and student lead club created by male students, for male students.

Why get involved…

  • Be a part of a community of males pursuing academic excellence.
  • Build interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Be assigned a mentor to ensure academic success via the Journey to Success Program.
  • Invitations to exclusive M.A.L.E.S./MEC events.
  • Participate in community outreach and service learning opportunities.
  • Organize campus programs and events.
  • The opportunity to attend out-of-town conferences and workshops.
  • Plus, M.A.L.E.S/MEC students who graduate will receive a certificate of participation/completion.


What’s required?

  • Be currently enrolled at EFC.
  • Complete the on-line application or you can complete an application in person at a scheduled MEC meeting.
  • Pay your club dues of $20 per year (this fee is only for students who join the club).