Programs

Celebrate The Power Of Mentoring During National Mentoring Month With Be A Mentor

Be A Mentor (BAM), a one-on-one, school-based mentoring initiative, will celebrate the power of mentoring throughout the month of January to recognize National Mentoring Month. Be A Mentor will hold National Mentoring Month events throughout the month of January. Events include hosting an aid station at the Charleston Marathon on January 13th, mentor networking events,…

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YWCA Greater Charleston Launches Second Tech Coding Club for Girls

Following the successful launch of its inaugural Girls Who Code club one year ago, YWCA Greater Charleston has launched a second free coding club for girls. The club, which held its first session on November 11, is meeting in the computer lab at Morris Brown AME Church at 13 Morris Street in downtown Charleston from…

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Diversity Scholar Program Strengthens Under-Represented Voices in Law

Despite better representation among summer associate classes, the legal profession remains one of the least diverse in the country. PracticePro’s Diversity Scholar Program — a training, coaching, and recruiting program for first-year law students (1Ls) — aims to change that. Applications for the Diversity Scholar Program are being accepted from students enrolled at ABA-accredited schools…

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UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program

The UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program, sponsored in partnership with Carnival Corporation, is seeking college sophomores and juniors of color, with an interest in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry and whose experience in their first two years of college demonstrates leadership and strategic and analytical ability. Candidates will be selected to participate in a two-year…

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New Enrichment Program For Black Girls Transforms Lives

By Candace J. Semien, The Drum/NNPA Member At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world. From Black Girls Rock on a national scale to the local…

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Wabash College’s Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When I first met three students from Wabash College who had driven to Washington, DC to attend the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I admit to being surprised when told that they were members of the college’s Malcolm X Society. I had heard…

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THE QUAD Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

The producers of the groundbreaking BET drama The Quad have selected 8 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in a paid internship program that provides the unique opportunity to train in multiple departments while Season 2 of the series is in production. The Quad received over 250 applications for the 8 openings.…

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North Carolina Central University Awarded $16.3 Million by NIH

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been awarded $16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) focusing on elevating the university’s health disparities research program. Led by Deepak Kumar, Ph.D., director of the Julius L.…

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NNPA, Chevrolet Honor The 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet recently recognized the achievements of eight students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. that participated in the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship program. The class of 2017 DTU journalism fellows included: Alexa Imani…

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