Civil Rights Activist Benjamin T. Jealous delivers keynote address at 2016 UNCF Student Leadership Conference

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Conference prepares diverse students to meet 21st century workforce demands

WHAT: 2016 UNCF Student Leadership Conference: Noted civil rights activist, author, and Morehouse College graduate and trustee Benjamin T. Jealous will deliver a keynote address this week to nearly 90 college students from around the country at UNCF’s annual Student Leadership Conference (SLC). The conference provides intense training sessions by industry leaders to prepare the next generation of diverse professionals for the summer 2016 internships and fellowships in the high-growth industries of business, communications, computer science, healthcare, energy, engineering, education, finance, public relations and technology. Please contact UNCF to receive a conference agenda.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 through Saturday, June 4, 2016

WHERE: Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

WHO: Keynote Speakers:

  • Benjamin T. Jealous –partner at Kapor Capital; former N.A.A.C.P. president and CEO
  • Dr. Willie Jolley – international motivational speaker
  • Dr. Michael L. Lomax –UNCF president and CEO

Other SLC speakers include leading representatives from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, Bank of America, CareerCore, City of Newark, EdFuel, Everyday WOW, K.Way Consulting, N.A.A.C.P., PRSA Foundation, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, Unites States Postal Service, and Wells Fargo.

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About UNCF
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 annually awards $100 million in scholarships 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 more 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste.®" Learn more at, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF and #UNCFSLC.

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