ACE: African Diaspora Cultivating Education

  • ACE staff 2014-15

The African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE) strives to increase the number of African Diaspora individuals earning a college degree through comprehensive recruitment and retention efforts.  Some of the annual initiatives hosted by ACE include, the Annual Black Leadership Retreat, Soul Speaks, Peer Mentorship Program, weekly outreach visits to middle schools and high schools and the Black Youth Leadership Retreat.

ACE's program goals include:

  • ACE strives to increase the possibility of eduational attainment for African Diaspora youth through recruitment efforts which include academic support, cultural enrichment, and college readiness. 
  • ACE aims to create a supportive environment for UC Davis students through retention efforts that address academic success, cultural awareness, and personal development.

If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about ACE, please contact Administrative Coordinator.


Name Position E-mail
Christina Neal Student Director/RROC Representative 
Tia Williams Administrative Coordinator 
Kelsey Stewart Recruitment - High School
Jessica Villanueva Recruitment - Middle School 
Kathleen Hinkson Retention Coordinator
Dante Williams Retention Coordinator

African Diaspora/African American Community Resources

ACE is part of the larger African diasporic community at UC Davis. Please feel free to check out other resources:

The Black Pages - A guide to the African and African American Undergraduate Experience