Nicole Barnwell-Spreading the HBCU Gospel

Nicole Barnwell is making sure that students in the Tri-State area know that historically Black colleges and universities are an option when it comes to higher education. Through her nonprofit organization The HBCU Hub, Inc., she’s making sure every child has the opportunity to learn about Black colleges. A graduate of Hampton University, Barnwell started […]

HBCU Alum of the Month: Zakiya Harris

Zakiya Harris, born and raised in Queens, NY, is a proud graduate of Hampton University, where she received her B.A. degree in Psychology. She received her M.A. in Dance Education from New York University. She has worked in the NYC Department of Education for 12 years as a dance teacher at Dr. Susan S. McKinney […]

HBCU Alum of the Month: Larry Goodin

Profile   Larry life’s work is three-fold. A millennial who has dedicated his life to advancing HUMANS through experiential learning workshops and empowering underserved at-risk and high-risk young people through mentoring, co-active coaching, resilient storytelling, cultural awareness and sensitivity trainings. As a seasoned professional, Larry combines his expertise in Leadership Development, Performance Assessment, Mentoring and […]

New ‘HBCU Hub’ Aims to Increase Awareness Among High School Students in Brooklyn

Hampton University alum Nicole Barnwell has kick-started an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) advocacy group– the first-ever in New York City– called the HBCU Hub aimed at increasing awareness among high school graduates in Brooklyn of the merits of attending an historically black college or university. The HBCU Hub initiative is being formed on […]

HBCU Innovation Summit –program for current HBCU students interested in Tech

In 2014, the United Negro College Fund founded HBCU Innovation – a national movement to drive innovation, entrepreneurship, and access for African-American communities in the worlds of tech and science. Our work is fueled by our fundamental belief that any young person empowered with resources and access, is capable of achieving amazing things in changing landscapes. Through […]

The Cooper Union Summer Stem Program (summer program for HS Students)

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at the Cooper Union has been preparing high school students to pursue undergraduate careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for over 25 years. The Summer STEM Program is a six-week intensive that immerses current high school sophomores and juniors in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing them on the […]

United Negro College Fund-largest private scholarship provider to minority group members

UNCF has helped more than 445,000 students graduate from college. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs. We also manage a variety […]

Pussaince Scholarship-awarded to HBCU bound students from NYC and DC

The HBCU Puissance Scholarship Committee Is dedicated to supporting the education of youths who desire to learn at a Historically Black College or University.  With your continued support we can continue to serve our community. The 2017 Applications are open! Please see the below links for our NY and DC Scholarships.  Remember to check the […]

NYC Mayor’s Office Internship Program Fall 2017 for high school students age 16 and over

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop the capacity to solve New York City’s most pressing issues. The mission of the Mayor’s Office Internship Program is to build a diverse pipeline of future public service leaders. This highly selected diverse group of men and women collaborate with staff […]

HBCU Alum of the Month: Demarcus McGaughey

Profile With more than 20 years of experience, Demarcus McGaughey is a skilled creative director, graphic designer and artist. His design expertise ranges from print design to corporate identity to interactive media development and beyond. A 10-year resident of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. McGaughey hails from Dallas, Texas, where he launched In House Media Group, […]