Education

Kyshira Moffett Inspired to Pursue Her Dreams

As a leader on my campus, I have had the opportunity to work with the BEEP Program in 2012 and in 2013 at Hampton University. Interacting with several BEEPers has inspired and influenced me to become active with the National Urban League upon graduation. I have gained new wisdom and insight through the BEEP program. Students who attend the BEEP Program gain a priceless learning experience by interacting with top corporate executives who look like them.
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Education policy: What will happen now

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The campaign goal: “Every American Child is ready for College, Work and Life!” Join a community that is well informed on education issues in the news.  See the links below and Get Empowered Now. Read more »

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards – Huffington Post Feature Part II

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Full Court Press: Prep for Success

The National Urban League, National Basketball Retired Players Association, and National Police Athletic League make a triumphant return to the New Orleans, Louisiana Lower 9th Ward Read more »

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Whitney M. Young Academy Helps Break The Cycle Of Poverty

www.WOWT.com: Whitney M. Young Academy Helps Break The Cycle Of Poverty

Educatin has been called the key to advancement.  Getting that key and opening the door has been somewhat problematic for some.  The Whitney Young academy helps unlock that door for African-Americans in our community. 

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RogerEbert.com and Chicago Urban League Mentor Young Critics

RogerEbert.com Partners with Chicago Urban League to Mentor Young Critics

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Scholarships Available for College Bound Students

ALERT: Scholarships Available for College Bound African American Students-DEADLINES in January 2014

ScholarshipsOnline.org announced the 10 best scholarships available for African American students this year. There is more than $50 billion dollars available in scholarship funds, but note that deadlines are fast approaching this month.

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Youths Get $20,000 in Financial Aid

South Florida Times: Youths Get $20,000 in Financial Aid

A program sponsored by the Urban League of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL) to encourage young people to pursue higher education donated more than $20,000 in scholarships last year, President and CEO Patrick Franklin said.

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Student Success Hinges on Parental Involvement

“Every parent wants their child to achieve, thrive and succeed. Too often though, negative perceptions of children of color and their parents can influence the ability of parents and children to get the supports they need.”—Chanelle P. Hardy, executive director, National Urban League Washington Bureau Read more »

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Report on Parental Engagement in Children's Education

Engaged to Achieve: A Community Perspective on How Parents are Engaged in their Children's Education

A report released today by the National Urban League Washington Bureau “Engaged to Achieve:  A Community Perspective on How Parents are Engaged in Their Children’s Education,” showed that race plays a pervasive—and negative—role

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