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UNCF Tampa Bay 2020 Black History Month Walk for Education

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Perry Harvey Sr. Park

1000 E Harrison St.

Tampa, FL 33602

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UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, will host Tampa Bay 2020 Black History Month Walk for Education on February 1, 2020, at Perry Harvey Dr. Park. Proceeds from the event will help deserving students attend the college of their choice and support HBCUs.

UNCF has a long and strong commitment to Hillsborough County and surrounding areas. 60,000 students in the nation, are getting their education with UNCF scholarships at colleges and universities across the country.

“We invite all members of the community to join us as we raise money to send deserving young people to college,” said Gwen Hewitt, UNCF Area Development Director. “Everyone who believes that ‘A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste®’ should attend the walk. We must empower our young people to secure passports to opportunity by way of their college degree.”

For more than 75 years, UNCF has provided financial assistance to students and its 37 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Without UNCF’s support, many of the students attending these colleges would not have access to higher education or the benefits they provide.

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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 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 900 colleges and universities. Learn more at www.uncf.org.

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