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Feb 13th

AchieveMpls hosts HBCU college fair

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hbcuphoto1High school students, parents, and families are invited to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday at an HBCU College Fair (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) on Monday, Jan. 17, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 Fourth Street North, in Minneapolis. Students can talk personally with over 20 HBCU representatives and graduates to learn about individual schools, admission requirements, and scholarship resources. They can also connect live via SKYPE to staff and students at Howard University, Bethune-Cookman College, and Clark University. This free event features food, entertainment, and door prizes.

There are 105 HBCUs in the southern and eastern United States, including public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges. HBCUs play a critical role in the American higher education system because of their unique sensibility to the needs of young African Americans, and remain the institutions that demonstrate the most effective ability to prepare African American students for success in corporate, research, academic, government, and other professions. Because there are no HBCU campuses in Minnesota, many students and their families are unaware of the rich opportunities the colleges and universities provide.

hbcuphoto2The HBCU College Fair is sponsored by AchieveMpls, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, St. Peter’s AME Church, MCAN (MN College Access Network), College Goal Sunday, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), TRIO, and Minneapolis Public Schools.


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