Midwifery Mentoring & Belonging Program

The Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging (MMB) Program pairs University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and California State University Fullerton (CSUF) midwifery students with community-based midwives for mentoring focused on the experiences of BIPOC people and communities. By investing in mentorship, we are confident that this program, open to all interested, will aid in students' preparedness to successfully enter the workforce by addressing experiences of discrimination, bias, racism and other issues facing BIPOC communities. In turn, we can 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 the issues that specifically impact 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.

If you have questions, please contact our team via email, [email protected].