In the spring of 2004, Franklin & Marshall College sophomores, Aviel Ayoung and Joaquim M. Hamilton, formed the student organization Intelligent Men of Color Purposefully Accomplishing College Together, more commonly known as IMPACT. The organization was founded as a way to establish a communal space for African American and Latino males to share their experiences and personal perspectives in an open and supportive environment. Through weekly meetings and programming, the organization educated members and the larger college community about the richness of the collective heritage and the complexities of being a male student of color. Over IMPACT’s eight year tenure at Franklin & Marshall College, the organization has grown immensely in stature. In this short time, the popularity, relevance, and influence of IMPACT has truly made a difference for male students of color within all facets of their college life. Since 2009, IMPACT chapters have been formed at both the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York and Arcadia University in Glenside, PA with great success. The lasting effects of IMPACT has motivated a small group of past executive members to bring the organization to scale at other institutions of higher education. As of January 2012, this group of nine men (Michael Armstrong, Jr., Lorenzo Daughtry- Chambers, Paul E. Fields, Joaquim M. Hamilton, Derek P. Pediford, Shadoe Tarver, Lipton G. Thompson, Jr., Oliver R. Tingling, and Stephen J. Tyson, Jr.) have begun the process of transforming IMPACT from a student group into a 501(c)3 non-profit. The commitment and effort of these nine individuals have been met with great support, which has allowed for significant strides in the establishment of IMPACT as a national organization.