Men of Color Academy, also known as MoCA, is designed to foster and promote an inclusive comradeship for male-identifying students while focusing on educational advancement and establishing a sense of belonging.

Who We Are

MoCA is a cohort-based program for all male-identifying students at UMKC. Our main objective is to meet each individual where they are and help cultivate a rich, empowering community that promotes personal growth and prepares members for a successful transition into life after college.

Our strategic programming and innovative initiatives give members hands-on experiences and a supportive environment that encourages academic advancement, leadership and exploration.

Monthly workshops facilitated by faculty, staff and community partners aid MoCA members in increasing their social capital and becoming pillars of the Kansas City community and beyond.

Our Curriculum Model

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Academic achievement

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Identity and professional development

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Community engagement

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Campus involvement

Meet Our People

JaVon Hill

JaVon Hill

Program Director
Brandon Martin

Brandon Martin

Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics
Please email Brandon Martin for all sponsorship inquiries.

Frank Grayson II

Student Success Coach
Majors: BSA '24

Cameron Johnson

Student Success Coach
Majors: Pre-Law and BBA '25

Aframe Redi

Student Success Coach
Majors: BBA '26

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