BMCC Urban Male Leadership Academy

Welcome to the BMCC Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) resource hub. Here you will find helpful tools, strategies, links, and opportunities to ensure your success at BMCC and beyond. As a member of the UMLA Family, you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these free resources!

About UMLA

The Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) is firmly committed to its goal of increasing the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates from groups that are severely underrepresented in higher education, particularly men of color. Through its focus on structured mentorship, individualized academic support services, leadership training, and developing pipelines to higher education and professional opportunities, UMLA aims to prepare BMCC graduates who are ready to address the unique challenges of their generation.

UMLA is a proud affiliate of the CUNY Black Male Initiative

UMLA Event Schedule

Ashtian Holmes - UMLA Director

Contact Us

Urban Male Leadership Academy

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Room S430N & S430P

199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007


UMLA Student Support Hours

Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM