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Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

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National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.

We believe that anyone can be a leader; it’s our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world.

We’re an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help us support powerful, authentic experiences.

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SEO Scholars

For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, high standards, and networks to turn untapped potential into newfound greatness. We are creating an ecosystem of excellence, and propelling human potential.

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Seeds of Literacy

Seeds of Literacy will deliver quality education that inspires a desire for a lifetime of learning. Seeds will provide an up-to-date, well-resourced program that meets the needs of our students. In partnership with other organizations, Seeds will be influential in breaking the cycle of poverty by strengthening our community through the transformed lives of our students.

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Konspicuous Foundation

History of Konspicuous Foundation
“Being Konspicuous” and the Konspicuous concept started on November 22nd, 1986 on the campus Tennessee State University, TSU, in Nashville, TN. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Theta Chapter introduced its newest and long-awaited inductees, 29 young men to the TSU campus during a football game vs. Alabama A&M University. The magnitude of the celebration following the induction carried over to the football game taking place. The distinctive crimson sport coats they wore along with the commotion from the celebration caught everyone’s attention and the entire stadium was focusing on this moment.

This event inspired the name Konspicuous 29 ®. Spelled with a K as a standout from the C spelling, the word Konspicuous means “attracting notice or attention or boldly standing out as part of a collective”. Since that time, Konspicuous 29 committed to live up to its name and constantly challenge the notions of indistinct, ordinary, or subtle. In all endeavors we ALWAYS ask the question “Was it Konspicuous?”

The Konspicuous Foundation was founded to help apply its meaning to HBCU students, HBCU alumni, HBCUs, and Donors. We want to actively engage each of these areas and help them to Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Konspicuous in support of the of Konspicuous Foundation mission, goals, and objectives.

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SURJ Education Fund

The Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund (SURJ-EF) works to educate white people about racism and move them to take action for racial and economic justice. Study and personal transformation are critical for those of us who are white. We have so much to learn and unlearn about racism and white supremacy. And we believe it’s essential to not stop there— we must pair our learning with organizing and action. SURJ-EF supports organizing and education projects throughout the South, in Ohio, and in our Disability and Faith programs.

At SURJ-EF, we believe we must have an inclusive, openhearted approach to organizing— bringing more and more people into this work rather than creating barriers to participation— while maintaining clear commitments to justice.

We ground our organizing in a “mutual interest” approach— meaning that fighting racism is not something we are called to help people of color with, but rather something all white people will benefit from. Many white people stand to gain much from joining fights for justice because of the systemic oppression they face because of their class, gender, or disability. And all white people suffer from white supremacy, this destructive system that tears us up from the inside out. We have everything to gain— materially or spiritually— by joining alongside communities of color to fight for justice.

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Central Asia Institute

Consider for a moment the life of a child born in one of the remote communities of Central Asia where CAI works. Especially if the child is female, her outlook is not good. As a small child in her preschool years, she most likely will not receive the stimulation necessary to help her brain develop, undermining her chances later in life of succeeding academically and socially. As a girl, it’s more likely than not that she’ll never go to school. If she does, chances are she’ll be forced to drop out before completing middle school.

As a woman, she’ll likely be illiterate, unable to contribute to her family’s income, and denied the right to make personal choices about who she marries or how many children she has. This is the reality for millions of girls and women –as well as boys and men – living in the impoverished, marginalized areas where CAI works.

CAI envisions a very different future for that child. For every child. A future full of hope, where every child – female or male – has the opportunity to develop his or her full human potential, thereby putting their families, communities, and nations on course for a brighter, more prosperous, more peaceful future.

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Indianapolis School on Wheels

School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. Our vision is to equip these children with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life and break the cycle of homelessness.

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