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Why HBCU’s Need Community Support

The history making announcement of Kamala Harris as the Vice Presidential pick of Joe Bidden sent shock waves through the United States. Harris is a graduate of Howard University and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. As the first woman of color to reach the top of the Democratic ticket, her educational accomplishments highlighted how important Historically Black Colleges and Universities [ HBCU’s ] are to the community. Given the loss of revenue due to Covid-19, we want to encourage you to use your resources to keep these institutions open. We detail three ways you can support HBCU’s. 

Make a Donation

HBCU’s rely on financial support to supplement their budgets. Each year these fine institutions receive less money in federal support. This loss in revenue directly affects the quality of education. Making a donation on a yearly or quarterly basis will ensure that the schools can offer more scholarships, invest in their students and keep the doors open. Your financial gift matters. 

Wear Swag

Purchasing apparel can do wonders for the university. It provides free promotion while generating residual income. Wearing swag sends the message that the university deserves consideration for the next generation. Wearing gear isn’t for the alumni. Make this a community affair. 

Share Social Media Posts

The majority of Universities have an established social media presence. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube help connect the global audience to local HCBC’s.  Posts often highlight exceptional students, groundbreaking research and the campus experience. By sharing, following and retweeting information, you help increase the number of individuals and alumni that know about the happenings at these schools.

Jahaziel Perez, Sigma Lambda Xi

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