Cheyney Working to Build Black Representation in STEM Fields

Students of color and women have historically been absent from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. According to the 2013 Census Bureau report, Hispanic Americans make up 6.5% and African Americans only make up 6.4% of the people employed in the STEM field, in comparison to their white counterparts who make up 70% of those employed in the same field.… Read More

Paul Quinn Headlines HBCU Partners in Oakland Youth Education Initiative

Several historically black colleges and universities will be announced today as part of a growing alliance of corporate, non-profit and educational partners in the Oakland Promise Initiative, a program that will bring together resources and preparatory programming for low-income minority youth in Oakland, CA. 

The initiative, which will launch this afternoon at Oakland High School, has raised more than $25 million dollars in start-up funds to support scholarships, college savings accounts and secondary education tutoring programs to improve the city’s 10 percent graduation rate for entering ninth-graders.… Read More