Keynote speaker Mayor Muriel Bowser poses with members of the College Success Foundation - DC, HERO program during the eighth annual CSF-DC Breakfast Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 22 at The Capital Hilton in Northwest. /Photo courtesy of CSF-DC.
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College Scholarships Help D.C.’s Most Vulnerable

Black male students from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories on how they overcame bad neighborhoods and adversity to set their horizons on college with the help of one local organization. College Success Foundation of the District of Columbia held its eighth annual breakfast fundraiser, which was attended by local officials, philanthropists and scholars at The Capital Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Northwest.
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Michelle Obama
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First Lady’s Education Campaign Targets Generation Z

First lady Michelle Obama has formally announced “Better Make Room,” a public awareness campaign squarely directed at America’s future leaders: Generation Z. Over 20 social media companies, businesses and nonprofit partners gathered with Obama on Monday, October 19 in the East Room of the White House to launch an effort that will hopefully turn the culture of celebrity upside down.
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KIPP Prep Principal gets $25000.00
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KIPP Prep Principal Gets $25,000 Milken Award

Usually, when officials from the California-based Milken Family Foundation show up at school, everyone who knows anything about their surprise visits starts wondering which teacher will be honored for his or her outstanding accomplishments. However, when the honoree was announced earlier this month (Oct. 8) during an assembly at KIPP D.C. College Preparatory College in Northeast, the person who’d least expect to be called out was none other than the principal.
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Astronaut Leonard Melvin Wants More Youth To Receive A STEM Centered Education.
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Astronaut Wants More Youth in STEM

African-American men in the District and even in outer space are leading the way in pushing for greater exposure to science, technology, engineering and math for low-income and minority youth. Football player turned NASA astronaut, Leland Melvin, served as host of this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiment titled “Motion Commotion” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Northwest.
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