Grant to help with leadership development and scholarships for students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges.

Top Ten Videos to watch

Hillary Clinton Meets With DC Mayor And DC Representative At Coffee Shop
crime scene
Studio Portrait of Two Young Women Back to Back, One With a Tattoo
Mamie Till and Emmett Till
GOP Redistricting Plot To Unseat Rep. Corrine Brown Exposed
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
'Keep the Vote Alive!' March Commemorates Civil Rights Act
White man shooting
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
HS Football
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
Police Line
2016 Republican National Convention
44th NAACP Image Awards - Show
MD Primary
Premiere Of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' - Arrivals
Democratic National Convention
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
Protesters Demonstrate Against Donald Trump's Visit To Flint Michigan
President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room
Lil Wayne
Construction Continues On The National Museum of African American History To Open In 2016
Preacher Preaching the Gospel
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Miami Dolphins v Seattle Seahawks
Leave a comment


The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has received a $600,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation yesterday to aid with scholarships and develop future leaders for students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), said TMCF President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

“We are proud to work with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help more African American students advance in their education and unlock job opportunities that will help them live better,” said Tony Waller, senior director, corporate affairs constituent relations, Walmart. “By empowering students today, we are helping build a more powerful and diverse workforce for tomorrow.”

The grant will support TMCF’s Annual Leadership Institute; a program that has been providing coaching and mentorship for low-income students and first-generation scholarships for freshman across the TMCF’s 47 member-schools for the last 14 years.

Each year, 500 students have the opportunity to network and participate in training sessions that teaches them about financial literacy, career management, and life skills with some of the nation’s top executives. Then, students attend a recruitment fair to meet and interview with over 60 companies and government agencies for jobs and internships, and graduate program opportunities.

“The Leadership Institute, in particular, gives talented future leaders a one-of-a-kind intensive, professional and career development experience,” says Taylor. “This is a great opportunity for these hand-picked students to network and interview with some of the nation’s top executives and elite graduate school recruiters.”
Desmond Barnes, a recent HBCU graduate and Leadership Institute participant, landed a job with Walmart. Since graduating from Winston-Salem State University with honors, he remains grateful for having an opportunity to continue to serve others, and help them save money, through his new job.

“In today’s world it’s really tough for young professionals to obtain a good job in their field,” said Barnes. “TMCF provided me with the tools necessary to become an effective leader, but more importantly access to job opportunities. I am forever grateful to TMCF and Walmart for this great career opportunity.”
This year’s Leadership Institute will be held in Washington, DC, November 9-13, 2014 at the Washington Hilton.

Also On News One:
comments – Add Yours