“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Northern Ohio and around the country?
UNCF Cleveland is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Our mission is to help Ohio students reach their full potential by providing them access to resources and dollars to get to and through college. We are helping to educate a new generation of leaders.
UNCF “Protecting Our FUTURE” Campaign
UNCF’s Federal Policy and Government Affairs Division has been working urgently to save a source of funding ($85 million/year) for HBCUs. The funding expires at the end of the month unless Congress acts.
We are just days away from HBCUs losing $85 million a year to educate our students. The program we are trying to protect and get funded is the Mandatory Title III/SAFRA funding—expiring Sept. 30, 2019. It’s easy to protect $85 million per year for HBCUs, let Congress know HBCUs matter—and to protect our FUTURE!
To help save this vital funding for HBCUs:
- Go to www.uncf.org/protectingourfuture
- Click “write your Member of Congress”
- Fill out the blank fields and click “next”
- Click “submit.” The pre-written letter will be sent to your U.S. Representative and both of your U.S. Senators.
Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? If you’ve got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we’d be very happy to hear from you. Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities? UNCF Cleveland will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
Cleveland-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight
The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.
UNCF means three things to me: opportunity—what we provide to deserving students; advancement—the advantage students get by continuing their education; and access—which UNCF gives to students through scholarship and internship opportunities.
Anthony H. Brown Alumnus, Bethune-Cookman University; President, Northern Ohio UNCF Inter-Alumni Council