United Negro College Fund Hosts Education Summit in Washington, D.C – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel


Naomi Shelton, director of K-12 advocacy for United Negro College Fund, said that “more than ever before, we need African American students to be ready for college and the rigorous demands of the 21st century job market.” (file photo)

Members of the United Negro College Fund hosted an education summit in Washington, D.C., Thursday April 26, where they released “A Seat at the Table: African American Youth’s Perception of K-12 Education,” a research report aimed at “amplifying voices overlooked in education,” they said. The summit served as a discussion space for the report, which among other things, revealed that contrary to a “pervasive narrative” in the U.S., nearly 70 percent of low income African American youth feel that educational success is a top priority. For that…

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