The Academy of Courageous Minority Engineers (ACME) is a network for all minority graduate students regardless of major. ACME promotes Education, Empowerment, and Encouragement throughout the graduate population. This is a growing organization with a strong and active population. We wish to empower our members to achieve a work-life balance, which will result in successful matriculation through MIT and future endeavors outside of the Institute. Finally, we wish to provide a place where all minority graduate students are encouraged to share goals and expectations, express ideas, concepts, and frustrations without rebuke, while fostering an atmosphere of accountability.