African American Males Scholars Initiative

The African American Males Scholars Initiative (AAMSI) at Greenville Technical College provides intensive case management and personalized support services that help students overcome barriers, develop academic and career pathways, and graduate on time.

A year-long study found that African American males had a retention rate of 43% compared to 56% for white students and an on-time completion rate of only 7%, half that of all males. Greenville Tech created AAMSI to change college success rates and put economic mobility within reach.

Hollingsworth Funds provides ongoing operating support to AAMSI to ensure students have the resources they need, inside and outside of the classroom, strengthening pathways to earning a living wage.