Project Baldwin: Central

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: Central at Seattle Central 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 diagram for each college

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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.

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: Central 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.

Eligibility and Participation Form

Identify as an underrepresented male of color – Underrepresented students include those who identify as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islanders and Filipino.

Enrolled or planning to enroll at one of the Seattle College campuses.

Maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Attend an information session.

Create a Mentor Collective account to be paired with a peer or industry mentor.

  • Check in twice quarterly with your Project Baldwin staff member (beginning and end of each quarter). 
    Be willing to engage in a minimum of two extracurricular learning activities each quarter, choosing from the following options:
    • Fellas Friday session
    • Or Participate in a developmental workshop (e.g., Resume/Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, Financial Literacy, social justice).
    • Project Baldwin/EDIC student event.
    • Volunteer for community service.
    • Support Project Baldwin as a peer mentor and/or student ambassador.

Project Baldwin Participation Form

Complete the participation form below to be considered for the Project Baldwin program. 

Scholarship Opportunities