UNCF Minneapolis/St. Paul
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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.
UNCF Minneapolis is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. The UNCF Minneapolis –St. Paul Office prides itself on bringing together community, and business and community leaders to collaborate and address not only the importance of economic development but difficult issues like lack of workforce diversity, wide income disparities, and unequal education levels and opportunities primarily between African Americans and whites, during events like the annual MLK Breakfast and our UNCF State of Minnesota Leaders’ Luncheon on Education.
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 Minneapolis will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
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UNCF Minneapolis-Saint Paul Office Staff