Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC – a historically black university. Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, HBCU for Life: A Call to Action to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.
The HBCU for Life Expo will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10am – 2pm at the Artists Collective in Hartford. It is an event were high school students can learn and gain awareness of HBCUs. It exposes students to the contemporary value of HBCUs and highlights the richness and competitiveness of their educational experience.
There will be seminars throughout the day on FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships and Leadership & Internship Opportunities. There will also be an HBCU Alumni Panel featuring local leaders who will speak about their HBCU experience and answer questions from the audience.
With over 400 students and families in attendance, this event continues to be the largest HBCU recruitment event in Connecticut. It’s more than a college fair…It is an expo of programs, services, tools and resources for students to succeed.
HBCUs are a jewel in the cap of American higher education particularly among families of color. The contributions these schools make to the fabric of American life are indisputable. HBCUs, through their spirit and their numerous programs and services, are especially significant to African American families everywhere. These institutions are models of perseverance, hard work, quality instruction, meaningful research and service to their communities, which is a major cornerstone of the American family.