A newly formed branch of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance, the DCHBCUAA is a great way for local HBCU alumni to connect, raise money for local students and work as one for the betterment of local HBCUs.
Headed by Kendrick Faison and first conceived of in January 2012, the DCHBCUAA was officially incorporated on June 6th of this year. In the months and years to follow, the DCHBCUAA hopes to do a great deal in terms of supporting local HBCUs and their students. Atlanta will serve as an excellent model, and with all the innovation and great minds in the DC area, hopes are high for this newest chapter.
There are many ways you can become involved with the DCHBCUAA. Donations are always welcome and go a long way toward helping HBCU students achieve their dreams. With the current shortage of skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates in the workforce, the DCHBCUAA strives to encourage students into these lucrative and highly sought-after careers.
If you’re more of a hands-on person, you’re welcome to join us, both as a member of the DCHBCUAA and as a participant in our events. A $250.00 admission fee goes toward the betterment of local HBCUs and their students. Events are intended to raise money for these same purposes, and are a great deal of fun as well. Currently, an annual mixer is planned, giving members a wonderful opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, network, and come up with new ideas. An annual run-walk is also scheduled. It doesn’t matter how you finish this 5K event – as always, raising money and awareness are the real goals.
Finding Your Chapter
If you would like more information, you can contact your school’s chapter or visit the chapter directory. Please note that larger schools or those with multiple campuses have chapters for each campus. For example, Spelman University has two chapters, while Hampton University has four.
Why You Should Join
Benefits of becoming part of this brand-new association are far-ranging. Your chapter will receive publicity through membership, which in turn can lead to financial support for school and student alike. The DCHBCUAA strives to promote HBCUs in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on community service, economic empowerment for our students and our schools, and fellowship among students, alumni and faculty alike.
If you’re interested in joining the DC chapter of HBCUAA, if you’re curious or would simply like more information on the organization, please visit the DCHBCUAA webiste.