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Striving Black Brothers Coalition (SBBC)

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Striving Black Brothers Coalition (SBBC) was created in 2006 to address the most persistent obstacles to college achievement among African American male’s students at Chabot College, the demographic group that experienced the greatest challenges in maintaining academic achievement at the college. SBBC is an on campus voluntary support group dedicated to increasing the retention, persistence and transfer rate among Chabot’s African American males. SBBC’s family-oriented philosophy recognizes members as whole persons, and empowers them to overcome personal daily obstacles. SBBC provides a safe environment for African American males to address life issues that may hinder academic success through faculty and peer mentorship and connection to campus services focusing on: personal development, academic excellence, mentoring, and community services. Through these components, SBBC strives to foster a sense of inclusiveness and belonging, increased academic engagement and ultimately, academic excellence among its members.

SBBC has 27 current members and received these awards:

  1. Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Chancellors Award in 2013 and 2015
  2. Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs 2015 Award
  3. National Council on Black American Affairs 2015 Vanguard Student Success Program Award for being a transformative program


We focus on four major components:

  1. Personal Development
    1. Sense of belonging/support
    2. Understanding of self, community, and purpose
    3. Fulfillment of responsibilities and goals
    4. Cultural Empowerment
    5. Life Skills Training
  2. Academic Excellence
    1. Knowledge of strategies, tools, and services
    2. Utilization of resources
    3. Educational/Career Planning
    4. Preparation for college transfer
  3. Mentoring
    1. Guidance by Academic/Professional community
    2. Career-Diverse community
    3. Mentor others/engage in community service
  4. Community Services
    1. Members share their talents, knowledge, and resources with the community



Cultural Events

Black History Month Planning, Speaker Series, & SBBC & Latinos with Purpose


Personal Growth, Business/Dating/Dining Etiquette, Cultural Awareness, BROTHER TO BROTHER SPEAKER SERIES

SBBC Tutoring

Peer Tutoring, After School Tutoring, B2B Commitment

Community Service

Food Bank, Alameda County Engineering & Science Fair,  Voter Registration Drive, Women’s Shelter

Mentoring Program

Hayward Promise Neighborhood, HUSD After School Program

How To Apply

Contact Art Barboza
Coordinator/Founder of SBBC
Building 700 2nd fl, Room 767N
(510) 723-7122