2023 Homecoming Golf Tournament

Join Urban Ed Academy, Epsilon Alumni Collective, and fellow University of Michigan alumni for a game of golf during homecoming week! All proceeds will support the work of both Urban Ed Academy and Epsilon Alumni Collective.


Thursday, September 21, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00pm
With reception to follow


Eagle Crest Golf Club
1201 South Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Round of golf, breakfast & lunch, open bar reception, and two additional drink tickets during play

Celebrate with us on September 21!

Every ticket helps support our programs. Learn more below about the impact we do.

Investing at the Intersection: Housing

Aspiring Black male teachers are not immune from the economic effects of expensive housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

UEA’s Man the Bay fellowship covers four years of housing throughout fellows’ credentialing process and into the start of their teaching careers.

UEA’s original bottom-up approach relies on social exchange with Black property owners like Martin Luther who understand the socioeconomic benefits of housing Black male teachers in their community.

In 2021, UEA established a top-down partnership with property management company, 2B Living, ensuring that housing for Black male teachers is available, regardless of market dynamics.

Investing at the Intersection: Workforce

The teacher pipeline problem is significant, and aspiring Black male teachers require even more cultivation to enter the teaching workforce.

Recognizing where most Black teachers are produced, Urban Ed Academy recruits recent Black male HBCU grads to launch a teaching career through the Man the Bay fellowship in the San Francisco Bay Area.

UEA depends on community partners, big and small, to acclimate and affirm the presence of Man the Bay fellows in the schools and communities they serve while working to become a fully credentialed teacher of record.

A more diverse teacher workforce has positive effects for all students, and is especially impactful on Black students who may never encounter a Black male teacher from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Investing at the Intersection: Educational Communities

Recent Black male college graduates come into the Man the Bay fellowship as aspiring teachers and as a result, show up in their schools’ communities as leaders.

San Francisco native La Shon Walker of Five Point Holdings recognizes how a successful Man the Bay campaign can stave off the effects of Black out-migration in San Francisco communities.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton recognizes how Man the Bay fellows have lived experiences similar to what’s happening in students’ communities.

ABC7 “America Strong” features Man the Bay fellow, Codion Isom, and his work in SFUSD’s Pathway to Teaching program as an example of  building equity in the teaching ranks to make communities stronger.