Applications are now open for Operation S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Students United to Create Cultural and Educational Success Stories), powered by the George Floyd Memorial Fund—a competitive, application-based program that will provide selected follows with effective problem-solving and leadership skills through catered skill-building sessions and work experience as a Black Cultural Center (BCC) ambassador.
In a joint effort between the BCC and Black Advisory Council, four S.U.C.C.E.S.S. fellows (two undergraduate and two graduate students) will be selected to participate in monthly skill-building sessions, develop strategic programming/projects and represent the BCC through the fall and spring semesters—culminating with a closing ceremony and presentation of their program proposals.
“What many of us knew and more of us learned in the wake of George Floyd’s murder is that organizations and systems not only failed George Floyd but are and have been failing Black Americans and Black students,” said Meligha Garfield, director of the BCC. “By preparing Black leaders with valuable skills and knowledge of operating within a predominantly white institution like the U, these students will be better equipped to change organizations to be more equitable and ensure they don’t fail Black people anymore.”
Nominate a student here.