The QCC M.A.L.E.S. (Men Achieving and Leading in Excellence and Success) Initiative has continuously received funding from the CUNY BMI Project since 2005. The Project, over the years has focused on increasing the enrollment of and support services for African-American males and other underrepresented groups. Our goal is to provide students the tools they need to succeed in the field they have chosen to pursue, through both on campus enrichment and off-campus exposure.

Our Services include:

  • Mentoring
  • Employment Support
  • Internships
  • M.A.L.E.S. Club
  • M.A.L.E.S. Workshops

Interested students should call the M.A.L.E.S. Office at 718- 281-5645 or 718-281-5749, or stop by our Office in the Student Union Lower Level.

All Programs and Activities of the QCC MALES Initiative are open to all academically eligible Students, Faculty and Staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, and other characteristics.

All Queensborough Community College Students are eligible to apply.

Overview of Services Offered


A cornerstone component of the MALES Program is Mentoring.  Students can be assigned a Volunteer Faculty/Staff Mentor or a Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors must have a 3.0 GPA, express interest in Mentoring and complete a required Training Program.  Students meet with their Mentors usually once or twice a week. By carefully matching Students with Mentors, Students have an opportunity to receive individual support and guidance towards their academic or career goals.

Employment Support and Internships

M.A.L.E.S. Students receive the frequent notifications regarding internships and local job opportunities. In addition, throughout the semester look for Events and Workshops on Interview Preparedness and Resume Writing.


The Program hosts an assortment of Workshops to help Students plot out their plans for the future. Stop by our Office in the Student Union Building-Lower Level to find out about upcoming Events.


The MALES Club provides Students within the M.A.L.E.S. Program, the opportunity to organize Events that are geared towards Student Development. From inspirational Speakers to Volunteer Opportunities, our goal is develop and implement Extracurricular Activities that will enhance the educational, social, leadership, cultural and interpersonal experiences of Queensborough Community College Students.

Staff and Contact Information

Contact us:

Phone: 1-718-281-5645 or 1-718-281-5749


Director: Ms. Gisela Rivera: GRivera@qcc.cuny.edu

Assistant Director: Mr. Raymond Volel: RVolel@qcc.cuny.edu

Mentor Coordinator: Ms. Danielle Heath: DHeath@qcc.cuny.edu

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