WHO ARE WE?
Our story begins in 2015 when a group of black college student leaders from across the United States gathered for a much-needed retreat in Atlanta, Georgia with their then campus minister, Tamice Spencer-Helms.
During the retreat, these college students shared their experiences navigating academia, social circles, and student life as black students with limited resources both in a predominantly white environment and at HBCU’s.
The next year, more than five of her students left campus over small crises in a single year. A broken alternator, a lost scholarship due to circumstances that temporarily affected the emotional well-being of a student, inability to afford room and board or a decent meal plan.
There were family emergencies, that students couldn’t afford to travel home for because flights were too expensive, and one student failed a crucial class because of their inability to replace a broken laptop.
Inspired by these conversations and crises, Tamice decided to form a nonprofit organization to fight against these systemic challenges and give black college students the social and financial capital, professional guidance, and sense of belonging they need to thrive in college.
In 2018, Sub:Culture Incorporated was born.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
JOIN OUR MENTOR NETWORK
Each mentor is provided with up to date, evidence-based, trauma-informed mentor training. Mentors commit to mentoring a student for a minimum of one year incorporating check-ins that total at least 10 hours per semester.
programs & services
WE BUILD A ROBUST WEB OF SUPPORT AROUND BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Our programs aim to address historical educational inequalities, promote academic success, and support the emotional well-being of Black college students. Through mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities, we foster a sense of belonging and empowerment, working towards a more equitable and inclusive societ
WE PARTNER WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT STUDENTS WITH MARGINALIZED IDENTITIES TO THRIVE.
Our aim at Sub:Culture is to reinforce the wheel, not reinvent it. For this reason, we value collaboration and partnerships with other organizations and initiatives invested in the unique needs and challenges of marginalized students.
WE EQUIP ORGANIZATIONS TO SERVE & ADVOCATE FOR BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS.
The road blocks facing our clients are most commonly related to access, education, effectiveness, and approach. Sub:Culture Inc. provides technical assistance to help our clients more effectively and authentically engage Black Students.