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United Negro College Fund

Walk for Education

Throw on your walking shoes and join the UNCF: Walk for Education. Walk participants will raise funds that will help save UNCF’s historical black colleges and universities, and provide financial assistance for the children in their communities.

United Negro College Fund walk

What it is

The United Negro College Fund is a philanthropic organization that provides scholarships for black students. It enables more than 60,000 students each year to get a college education. UNCF is the nation’s largest and most successful minority education organization. They serve as a national advocate speaking out on the importance of education.

Why it was founded

UNCF was founded in 1944 to award students from low- and moderate-income families with scholarships and internship programs so they can afford tuition, supplies and room and board. They strive to live up to their universally recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” by providing these opportunities to students.

How it's making a difference

Over the past 67 years, UNCF has raised more than $3.3 billion to aid students. Outside the U.S. government, UNCF has distributed the most funds to help minorities achieve a college education.

The UNCF: Walk for Education has been going strong for several years. The event attracts students, parents, educators, and community members that believe education is a top priority. Walk participants will raise funds that will help save UNCF’s historical black colleges and universities, and provide financial assistance for the children in their communities.

Sign up for a walk and learn more about UNCF: Walk for Education here.

Upcoming 2012 Walks


Florida

  • Orlando, September 8
  • Orlando, November 3

Illinois

  • Chicago, July 21

Indiana

  • Indianapolis, December 14

Michigan

  • Detroit, August 25

Ohio

  • Columbus, September 29

Texas

  • Dallas, October 27
  • Houston, September 8

Washington

  • Seattle, August 4

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee, July 21

More walks and runs for charity

San Diego LGBT Pride
Light the Night Walk
Race for the Arts

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