An MCAE LLC for Black women on campus
Charlotte’s Home strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black women through community building, leadership, identity exploration, and personal growth to ensure their success during their time here at the University of Minnesota and thereafter.
The goal is to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of students are nurtured and enriched, and to help students make friends and find their niche on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to live, study, and participate in curricular activities together. This LLC provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as opportunities for students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.
This LLC is named after Charlotte Crump Poole. Charlotte was a student activist at the University of Minnesota in the 1930s who fought against housing discrimination on campus. She was reprimanded by the dean of women for calling attention to racism. She later went on to found the Negro Student Council and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation which serves African American children and families. MCAE is proud to offer this LLC in her name and honor her legacy.
About MCAE LLCs
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) invites incoming first-year students who are first-generation and/or Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color (BISOC) to live in a close knit and dynamic community at the University of Minnesota. MCAE has four educational support priorities for the LLC residents: sense of belonging, self-efficacy, academic support, and navigating a predominantly white institution (PWI). We acknowledge that MCAE LLC residents hold diverse identities and their lived experiences exist beyond the walls of the university.
The MCAE Living Learning Communities (LLC) encompass five identity-based communities, which include: