For All Points-Of-The-View.
"We have to change the narrative," said Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF. "It has to stop being about the deficits of HBCUs and more about their positive contributions to the economy."
WHAT: UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host a forum to unveil a new landmark study, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, examining the economic impact of the nation’s HBCUs. Underwritten by Citi Foundation and prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth – this study examines the spending and employment impacts of the nation’s HBCUs total – and for 100 HBCUs individually – on their local and regional economies, as well as the lifetime earnings of the 2014 class of more than 50,000 HBCU graduates.
•UNCF Leadership: UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax; Dr. Brian Bridges, Vice President, Research and Member
Engagement; and Cheryl Smith, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs
•Members of Congress
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (EST)
UNCF Overview of HBCU Economic Impact Study – 9:00 a.m.
Why HBCUs Matter to the Nation, States and Their Communities
HBCU Presidents Panel Discussion – 9:30 a.m.
HBCUs as Catalysts for Community and Economic Development
Hart Senate Building, Room #902
120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
For media credentials, please contact Monique LeNoir at 202.810.0231 or monique.lenoir(at)uncf(dot)org.
For more information, visit uncf.org/HBCUsMakeAmericaStrong on November 14
Follow the discussion on Twitter @uncf #HBCUStrong
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 09, 2017