Midwifery Mentoring & Belonging Program

Welcome students, alumni, midwives, and community members!

The Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging (MMB) Program pairs University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and California State University Fullerton (CSUF) midwifery students that identify as Black, Indigenous, and [or] People of Color (BIPOC) with BIPOC midwives in an effort to diversify the midwifery workforce. By focusing on the personal and academic experiences of BIPOC midwifery students, and investing in mentorship, we are confident that this mentorship program will aid in BIPOC students' preparedness to successfully enter the workforce, and in turn improve access to equitable, racially concordant sexual and reproductive health care for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Financial support is integral to the success of this program and we believe that financial compensation for time is an expression of respect. Unique to our program is the ability, through generous individual donations and grants, to provide our mentors with a quarterly stipend that will support their endeavors to nourish and sustain their mentoring relationship with midwifery students.

The Midwifery Mentoring & Belonging Program is dedicated to being by and for BIPOC individuals and we look forward to building community with you and changing the state of midwifery care for BIPOC people in the United States.

Intersted in hearing from our participants about the program? Please see here for a video spotlight, developed by the UCSF School of Nursing Communications team. 

With gratitude,

MMB Team