UNCF Issues Revealing Report on Black Teacher Pipeline Best Practices at HBCU Teacher Education Programs
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by Luke Klavon
2w ago
HBCUs are major producers of Black teachers for America’s public education system UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today released a special report identifying recruitment, curricular, and co-curricular best practices being implemented at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as major producers of Black teachers for America’s public education system. The 40-page report titled “The Heart Work of Hard Work: Black Teacher Pipeline Best Practices at HBCU Teacher Education Programs,” provides a snapshot of the best practices four participating HBCUs shared to strengthen the Black teac ..read more
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Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars Named for 2024 Cohort
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by Luke Klavon
3w ago
Today, The Walt Disney Company and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) announced the 2024 Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars, representing high-achieving students from four-year institutions across the country, including many historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The scholars will receive financial support, mentorship and internship opportunities. Since 2015, Disney has worked with UNCF to provide a voice to diverse storytellers and innovators, building a pipeline of Black talent that will shape the future of the entertainment industry. In 2021, Disney created the Disney UNCF Corporat ..read more
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UNCF to host MLK Day Observances
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by Luke Klavon
1M ago
Local offices honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While the nation prepares to observe a national day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., several UNCF (United Negro College Fund) offices will be conducting events, both in person and virtually, to recognize the legendary Civil Rights icon. The events will offer a range of activities, from keynote speakers to musical performances. Many events will highlight local leaders, educators, writers, performers, students and alumni from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The events also raise awareness about UNCF and its fu ..read more
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UNCF Receives $100 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Support Capital Campaign
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by Luke Klavon
1M ago
UNCF’s bold $1 billion campaign will enhance endowments at HBCUs During a press conference held today at Clark Atlanta University, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $100 million unrestricted grant to support UNCF’s capital campaign. UNCF is undertaking a bold $1 billion capital campaign that includes five components: student scholarships, unrestricted funds to enhance the endowments for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), capacity-building programs for member HBCUs (such as technology, training and research), cash reserves and ..read more
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UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awarded 2023 Amazon Web Services IMAGINE Grant to Develop HBCUv
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by Luke Klavon
2M ago
UNCF using world class cloud technology to create virtual learning and ecosystem built by and for HBCUs UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE Grant. The grant is open to registered 501(c) non-profit organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Working together with AWS, UNCF will use world class cloud technology to build and launch HBCUv, a virtual learning platform and ecosystem built by a ..read more
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3 JCSU Students Among 261 Students Named University Innovation Fellows By Stanford D.School Program
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by Corynn Johnson
2M ago
Charlotte, N.C./Nov. 28, 2023 – Eryn Glover ’25, Jayden Petrus ’25 and Jerome Adonis ’24 were recently named Stanford d.school University Innovation Fellows. The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work alongside a faculty or staff representative to ensure all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex world and build the future. “Higher education institutions around the world need student leaders to be involved in shaping the experience of teaching and learning,” said Humera Fasihudd ..read more
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Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Author Michelle Williams Hosted a Conversation on Black Mental Health
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by Corynn Johnson
2M ago
  Former Destiny’s Child singer and mental health advocate Michelle Williams hosted a discussion on mental health in the Black community. The event, titled “Checking In: A Conversation on Black Mental Health,” took place on Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. Danielle Burton, LPC ’13 and member of NOLA Black Mental Health Matters, played a key role in leading the discussion. The organization expressed its enthusiasm on social media, stating, “The conversation with Michelle Williams was incredibly impactful!” Watch the replay of the event The post Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Auth ..read more
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Next Gen Opportunities Unlocked! UNCF and Fidelity Investments Announce the Fidelity Scholars Program is Now Available in Seven States
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by Luke Klavon
4M ago
Applications for new scholarships open today! UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Fidelity Investments today announced the Fidelity Scholars Program is expanding to Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico and Washington, DC in addition to its current presence in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas. In January, UNCF received its largest philanthropic corporate gift in its 78-year history from Fidelity Investments Fidelity donated $190 million to UNCF as part of its $250 million Invest in My Education (ME)℠  initiative. This new social impact initiative provides access to education, and ongoi ..read more
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UNCF and Google are Paving the Path Forward to Increase Opportunities for HBCU Students in Tech Fields with Additional $2M Investment
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by Luke Klavon
4M ago
Google Annex to be built on Morehouse College and North Carolina Agricultural Technical State University campuses A long-standing collaboration between UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Google continues to make groundbreaking investments in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Google has invested more than $50 million over several years to elevate talent and innovation at HBCUs. Today, in partnership with UNCF, the investment grows—with an additional $2 million in unrestricted funding to Morehouse College and Hampton University. Both institutions received $1 million to inve ..read more
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UNCF’s Philanthropy Institute Trains Next Generation of Fundraising Professionals to Support HBCUs and Other Non-Profits
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by Luke Klavon
4M ago
Powered by UNCF’s Teaching + Learning Center, UNCF Philanthropy Institute addresses the unique cultural needs and struggles of serving a BIPOC audience UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is launching its Philanthropy Institute. Powered by the UNCF Teaching + Learning Center, the Philanthropy Institute reimagines the practice of fundraising, leveraging culturally informed expertise and a commitment to racial justice and social equity. While there are several prominent organizations who offer training for fundraising professionals, UNCF’s Philanthropy Institute (UNCFPI) addresses the unique needs ..read more
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