Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 12, 2016
The Greater Washington Area Office of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will hosts its 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration on January 18th. For three decades, this event has celebrated the life and achievements of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College graduate of the class of 1948. The Honorable Rushern Baker III, Prince George’s County Executive, serves as Honorary Event Chair with entertainment provided by Stellar Award Winning gospel singer, Jason Nelson. Funds raised from the event will provide area students with the necessary resources to get to and through college.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHO: UNCF Greater Washington Inter-Alumni Council
WHAT: 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Birthday Celebration
WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2016, 8:00 am
WHERE: Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD
Tickets are available for purchase for $60 until January 14. For more information about the UNCF Greater Washington Inter-Alumni Council Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Birthday Celebration contact: Jennifer A. Coke, 202.810.0333/jennifer.coke(at)uncf(dot)org
UNCF - United Negro College Fund is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at http://www.uncf.org.