Community Engagement Project

Why the African American Cultural Center?

  • The AACC is one of 400 Black cultural centers in the United States. Harris Field and Witherspoon Student Center
  • It has a direct impact on Black student success – this project seeks to support student retention, belonging, make recommendations to identify needs and realign resources
  • This project is connected to the land grant mission of NC State and the university values of Respect for cultural and intellectual diversity; and Responsibility for individual actions and service to society
  • It creates an integrated approach for the future of the AACC
  • You become a legacy maker in the presence and future of the AACCGallery opening of Sankofa
Get Involved
  • Attend signature events
  • Participate in a focus group
  • Schedule an individual interview via Zoom
  • Complete the survey
  • Stage one – Review of Literature and background research (August 2021)
  • Stage two – Information Gathering: Interviews, FEEDback Sessions &  Survey Launch
  • Stage three – Data Analysis & Action Plan recommendation development
  • Stage four – Presentation of Executive Summary of Results and Action Plan recommendations (August 2022)


If you are interested in participating and adding your voice to this community engagement project and would like to set up an interview, please reach out to Jameco McKenzie, the doctoral consultant at the African American Cultural Center. For additional questions and information, you may also contact angela gay-audre, director of the African American Cultural Center.