“Such is the immense promise of historically Black colleges and universities. Fulfilling that promise, however, requires investing in long-term strategies that will help build the capacity of these vital institutions for years to come.
In March, for example, UNCF and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) launched the HBCU Transformation Project, which aims to drive tangible and, importantly, long-term progress at historically Black colleges and universities. The project, which is launching with an initial $60 million commitment from Blue Meridian Partners, focuses on improving student outcomes in both retention and graduation rates, expanding enrollment, and providing flexible resources to faculty and staff. The support will be centered on what each institution has deemed as its highest priorities, helping colleges and universities build the capacity necessary to accomplish their most pressing goals.”