Tampa, FL (December 2023)—During the past 78 years, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has helped nearly half a million students earn college degrees. As it marks such a major milestone, UNCF will continue its work at the UNCF Black History Walk for Education at 8 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Perry Harvy Park, Sr.,
Members of the community and friends of UNCF are invited to take part in helping Tampa students get the college education they need and deserve to ensure better futures for all Americans. This year’s Walk for Education is hosted by Cox Media Group and including college readiness resource vendors for students and parents, employment opportunities, and a kids’ zone. Strap on your walking shoes and join UNCF. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Your participation will make a positive impact on the life of a student seeking higher education.
Florida is the home of three UNCF historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Edwards Waters College, Florida Memorial University and Bethune-Cookman University. In addition, more than 6,100 students statewide receive their education with UNCF scholarships at colleges and universities across the country.
“We invite all members of the Tampa community to join us as we raise money to send deserving young people to college,” said Gwen Hewitt, Area Development Director, UNCF. “Everyone who believes that ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste®’ should attend this event as we inspire and empower our young people to secure passports to opportunity by way of their college degree.”
Special thanks to UNCF sponsors for making this all possible, including our Presenting Sponsor – Suncoast Credit Union.
For more information or to register, please visit UNCF.org/OrlandoWalk or contact Jazmine Barnes at 407.392.4684, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow this event @UNCFNCFL #laceup4UNCF.
UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37-member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment and, curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.