Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2016 -- The Los Angeles Area Office of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast on January 18th. For nearly 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. Kenston J. Griffin, CEO of Dreambuilders Communications Inc., will be the keynote speaker. With close to 900 attendees each year, support of this event provides area students with the necessary resources to get to and through college.
“We are so proud of UNCF’s Inter-Alumni Council and this 27th annual celebration of service, community, and education,” said Jennifer L. Childress, UNCF Los Angeles Area Development Director. “Hundreds of Los Angeles students attend UNCF member institutions and leave their collegiate experience as leaders and change-agents, and return to Los Angeles to make an impact in our community. The funds raised at this wonderful event will help UNCF and our member schools to continue this legacy, and develop the next generation of scholars.”
WHO: UNCF Los Angeles Inter-Alumni Council
WHAT: 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast
WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2016, 8:00 am
WHERE: Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
To purchase tickets to the UNCF Los Angeles Inter-Alumni Council Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration contact, Jacqueline Thomas 703.945.3784/ [email protected]
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.
Cynetra Mcmillian, UNCF, http://www.uncf.org, +1 (202) 854.0007, [email protected]