A2MEND Program

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A2MEND, the African American Male Education Network and Development organization, supports the interest and success of African American students, faculty, staff, and administrators at California’s community colleges. A2MEND educators utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system to increase success of African American male students.

A2MEND’s vision is to shape its members career development, advancement, and achievement in community colleges, as well as to serve as a network for African American educators. This group strives to build, support, and sustain institutional capacity that effectively addresses the needs of African American men and hold the community college system accountable for their success.

Learn more about the organization at the national A2MEND website.

Virgil Adams stands beside sign promoting A2MEND

Event Recordings


  • Annual conferences
  • Professional development workshops
  • Speaking engagements
  • Mentor program
  • Yearly student scholarships


Open to registered NOCCCD students.


You can help students reach their goal by supporting this program and the opportunities it offers. Make your one-time or monthly donation by using this link to the Cypress College Foundation’s A²MEND Program Giving Form.

Students in the A2MEND program stand in a classroom.

Exterior of Humanities Building


Humanities, Room 128 (Legacy Center)

Contact Information

Virgil Adams III
A2MEND Advisor
T: (714) 484-7000 ext. 48220
E: vadams@cypresscollege.edu