Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 08, 2016
WHAT: The local Chicago office of UNCF will host its 33rd annual 5K Walk for Education. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event, benefitting deserving students and UNCF’s member institutions. LeeAnn Trotter, entertainment reporter NBC5 will serve as the emcee for the event. Last year’s walk raised nearly $100,000 in providing students with the necessary resources to get to and through college successfully. This year’s sponsors are NBC5, American Airlines, Aramark, Northern Trust, BMO Harris Bank, Discover, iHeart Media, Inc., Chicago Housing Authority, ALDI, PepsiCo, Chicago Park District, Chicago Defender and Cook County of Illinois.
WHO: UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
WHEN: 7a.m – 2.p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10
WHERE: Burnham Park, Grove 7
South Lake Shore Drive at 39th Street
INFO: The community is encouraged to participate to help inspire and empower the next generation of leaders. To register or for more information, visit UNCF.org/Chicago.
Follow this event on social media: @uncf #laceup4
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