2/4/2016 12:21:49 PM
In celebration of the theme, "Black History Month is EveryDay", and in honor of STEM Diversity, Open Government TV and HBCU Forever Foundation are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership to support STEM initiatives amongst Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The partnership will also support scholarly achievement of students wanting to attend HBCUs majoring in STEM fields.
The OGTV-HBCU Forever Foundation partnership will provide supportive services to help institutions improve their performance levels, provide scholarships to students attending HBCUs majoring in a STEM related field, and engage in grant/contract procurement initiatives to help enrich the scope of the HBCU academy.
OpenGovTV OGTV (www.opengovtv.com) is a growing and ambitious online media company that has recognized the importance of ensuring that HBCUs produce more STEM ready graduates, community, and corporate leaders, and innovators. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the company in seven years has experienced steady growth.
Today, OGTV's focus on STEM and Diversity and Inclusion has set a firm foundation for building partnerships with industry partners focused on broadening diversity participation in STEM learning while encouraging more innovation and commercialization on college campuses.
HBCU Forever Foundation The HBCU Forever Foundation (www.hbcuforever.org) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainability of HBCUs by strengthening their capability to deliver high caliber administrative, programmatic, and financial performance levels. The partnership with OGTV will help to improve leadership and professional development among the academy, and will increase revenue streams that support student's financial needs.
HBCU Forever focuses on integrated solutions that are also designed to enhance performance of leaders in higher education. "By incorporating best practices in higher education, processes and administrative strategies, in partnership with OGTV-HBCU Forever, we are better positioned to assist institutions implement innovative solutions, and to help them achieve measurable outcomes", according to Founder Samuel T. Rhoades, JD.
The OGTV-HBCU Forever Foundation partnership will have a positive impact on celebrating Black History Month is "EveryDay" in honor of STEM Diversity through its progressive and innovative service delivery. The collaboration will help HBCUs become the sought after academy of scientific research laboratories equipped to provide corporate America and the global industry, a diverse workforce of 21st century learners and leaders; a generation of innovators, job creators, and wealth creators.