“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 Texas, Oklahoma and around the country?
UNCF Dallas is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.
Your contributions make a difference to area students.
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 Dallas will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
Did you know?
Three UNCF-member institutions are located in the UNCF Dallas area:
Dallas-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 Dallas Staff
UNCF Welcomes Keyona Johnson
Keyona is interning with us through the 2019 Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. Keyona attends Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas and will be graduating in 2020. Keyona will be assisting us this summer with social media, marketing and general office work. Keyona enjoys shopping, participating as a cheer leader at school and hanging out with her friends. She plans to attend an HBCU after graduation.