(PRWEB) October 11, 2017
Join UNCF for the New Orleans Walk for Education Oct. 14th
WHAT: More than 2,000 community supporters will lace up for the 30th annual New Orleans UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Walk for Education on Saturday, Oct. 14th. Held at Audubon Park Riverview. This year’s event is a celebration of education that will bring together thousands of community supporters to raise essential funds to assist deserving students get a college education and UNCF’s member schools Dillard and Xavier Universities. WWL-TV’s Thanh Truong and Natalie Shepherd will serve as emcees for a day full of fun, including kids’ activities, health screenings, food and entertainment.
WHAT: UNCF 30TH Annual Walk for Education
WHEN: October 14, 2017, 7:30 a.m.- Registration; 8:00 a.m.- Start time
WHERE: Audubon Park Riverview (The FLY)
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Members of the community are encouraged to register or form teams, securing better futures for all of us. For more information or how to donate, visit uncf.org/neworleanswalk
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 nearly 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 more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.