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HBCUs and Faith Communities Work Together to Help the Country

FAIRFAX, Va. Feb. 23, 2011 February 27

Michael L. Lomax

With a workforce that will soon be majority-minority, HBCUs are critical in educating the next generation of America’s teachers, scientists, and engineers. By reinvesting in HBCUs, the nation will have a better chance to thrive and to prosper.  The UNCF Faith Campaign urges church leaders to help UNCF raise the resources that students need to pay the costs of going to college and that UNCF member-HBCUs need to give young men and women the education they need and deserve.


B. Courtney McBath Norfolk, VA Edgar L. Vann Detroit, MI Christopher A. Bullock New Castle, DE Ralph D. West Houston, TX Leonard N. Smith Arlington, VA M. William Howard, Jr. Bethany Baptist Church Newark, NJ W. Franklyn Richardson

More than 50 percent of the students at UNCF colleges are the first in their families to attend college. Faith Campaign participants are encouraged to partner with UNCF regional directors to promote events, to provide scholarship information sessions for college-bound young people, and to help UNCF schools build enrollment and help students graduate from college.  The UNCF National Faith Initiative is a celebration of collaboration and generosity from the faith community to support HBCUs and minority education through UNCF. Christal M. Cherry [email protected]

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SOURCE United Negro College Fund

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