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I had the opportunity to attend HBCU Student Recruitment Fairs in Sacramento last week.  These are important events put on across California by United College Action Network.  These events are so cool - bringing HBCU reps right to high school campuses and the community.  Some of the universities do acceptance and financial aid approval onsite! THREE BIG TAKEAWAYS FROM THESE EVENTS Getting to meet potential applicants is unique.  I got to spend extended time with a few students who I firmly believe will live enormously impactful lives.  This will make the scholarship application and review process very interesting this coming spring. ...

It is almost back to school time, and as such it is the time of year I send fall scholarship payments to universities.  This was the biggest scholarship award cycle in our brief history.  14 scholarship payments across 8 different HBCUs totaling $35,000!  I know I say this in every communication, but it is true:  The impact of these payments is entirely due to your donations and generosity. Below are highlights of a new student we funded this summer and an open letter thanking Trajectory donors from Shy P., a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T.  The full profile and letter...

Black History Month is our biggest fundraising month and you all DELIVERED again.  Huge thanks to Michelle Johnston Holthaus for the matching program again this year.  We raised just under $14,000 total, and with your corporate matching and MJ's matching we will be right around $44,000 for the month.  I can't yet see all the donation details so expect an individual thank you notes once I get the detail from Benevity. Thank you to the Sacramento Kings and their corporate sponsor Ankr for making it possible to co-fund a scholarship for Marcellus Carpenter from Grant High School here in Sacramento.  The...