To date a noteworthy amount of research has been conducted on African American student success strategies and the first year experience of college students independently. This book explores both of these elements as they translate to servicing students of color in through practical and effective efforts. Through an analysis of the narrative this text explores the critical reflections of six African American community college students about their successful transition from the first-year to the second-year of college. Critical Race Theory is applied as a theoretical lens in reference to understanding the historically unequal circumstances African American students have faced over the history of the American educational system. This text examines their reflections and experiences as they bridged the gap between the first and second year of community college. Issues surrounding persistence, progress towards degree/certificate completion, transfer preparation and their use of student services resources are all explored.