Education

Education.jpg
 

Lincoln University

Who:

Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Originally chartered as Ashmun Institute, it was re-named Lincoln University in 1866 in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. For nearly two centuries, this University has educated and empowered students to lead their communities and change the world.

What:

Lincoln University provides a liberal arts education with academic and co-curricular programs that complement the University’s legacy of global engagement, social responsibility, and leadership development.

Impact:

Our history of firsts and distinguished alumni is reflective of our unwavering commitment to learn, liberate, and lead. Many of our graduates include foreign dignitaries;  trailblazers in academia, the U,S, Armed Forces, the criminal justice and judicial systems; Members of Congress, and college presidents. 

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit lincoln.edu


Westchester Clubmen Foundation

Who:

The Westchester Clubmen Foundation was founded in 1959 by a group of African-American men whose families were among the first blacks to move to Westchester County, N.Y. Their aim was to create an organization based on fellowship and networking that would strengthen their bond with one and other and within their new community. Early members included esteemed doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, as well as noted artists such as Cab Callaway and Sidney Poitier.

What:

In 1991, the Foundation created the Higher Aims Program to provide early constructive educational intervention in the lives of young African-American and Latino men from economically disadvantaged families. Higher Aims serves nearly 100 African-American and Latino young men within Westchester County, specifically the White Plains Middle and High Schools and Albert Leonard Middle School of New Rochelle. Students receive tutoring, mentoring, participate in museum and college tours while gaining lifelong brothers.  

Impact:

One hundred percent of boys who participate in the program attend college.

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit westchesterclubmen.org


Weeksville Heritage Center 

Who:

Weeksville Heritage Center is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s many free black communities.  

What:

Our mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs. 

Impact:

The story of Weeksville, the second largest known independent African American community in pre-Civil War America, has been shared from generation to generation. The Hunterfly Road Houses, landmarked as a historic site in New York City and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, continues to stand for all to see an invaluable part of Black and American history. 

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit  weeksvillesociety.org 


Future Leaders of Jamaica

Who:

Future Leaders of Jamaica is comprised of business professionals, corporate sponsors, and volunteers invested in creating educational opportunities and pathways for at-risk children to pursue their professional aspirations. We strive to address the socio-economic challenges faced by more than 800,000 youth, approximately 30 percent of the population living in Jamaica, of which the majority live below the poverty line.

What:

Future Leaders of Jamaica provides scholarships to primary and high school students in significant financial need who demonstrate a commitment to learning, community service, and academic excellence in the face of adversity.

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit futureleadersofjamaica.org


Chionesu Bakari

Who:

The Chionesu Bakari Program for Young Men is a mentoring program for young black males ages 8 to 18 to realize their noble promise as brothers, scholars, and leaders.  

What:

Through our year-round mentoring and Rites of Passage program, every participant receives group counseling, tutoring, finance education, training to combat racism, arts and media exposure, physical fitness & nutrition, non-violent conflict mediation/resolution, leadership development, Bible study, and educational and recreational trips.is dedicated to enriching the lives of young men through mentoring, exposure, education, and service.

Impact:

Over 300 young black males have successfully completed the mentorship and Rites of Passage program. One hundred percent have graduated from high school. Ninety-six percent are currently enrolled in colleges and universities nationwide.

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit youngblackmanonline.org


Growing4ward

Who:

Growing4ward is an organization that is disrupting the prison pipeline by creating opportunities for disconnected youth to see beyond their circumstances and experience a world full of possibilities. 

What:

From Manhood Training to college tours, Growing4ward offers a curriculum rooted in the principles of Initiative, Discipline, Expectations, and Accountability to transform young boys into brothers and ultimately men of success. Other programs include the King Camp and College Prep Workshop Series.

Impact:

In the past two decades, Growing4ward has become a launchpad for student achievement. Those who were once dismissed as gangbangers or told they would never amount to anything have become graduates. Children raised in single-parent households have been embraced by this village and now rely upon the support of this growing community to propel them forward. 

Get Involved:

To learn more about how you can donate or volunteer, visit growing4ward.org

OR_Banner2.jpg