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NYUL Records Record Attendance at 35th Annual Fair

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

The New York Urban League (NYUL) hosted its 35th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. The 35th Annual HBCU College Fair was presented in partnership with the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Tour and the New York Urban League Young Professionals with sponsorship from UPS, Avalon Bay Communities, Wells Fargo, Fidelis Care, Mastercard, New York Jets, Audacy, National Grid, Chick-fil-A and Deloitte.

The Fair opened with music by DJ Tedd Smooth and an engaging performance by Brooklyn United that brought students, parents and volunteers to their feet. The Fair allowed students exposure and access to 45 HBCU admissions representatives, alumni and staff, along with college and scholarship resources. There were workshops focused on helping students gain the knowledge and tools necessary for them to move to and through higher education – cover the cost of college and address their overall health as college students.

Schools offered on-site admissions, fee waivers, and scholarships that were announced by MC Julius “J.U.” Jones all throughout the day. This unique opportunity allowed students the chance to gain early admissions to many highly competitive institutions. The HBCU Fair concluded with an authentic HBCU Experience hosted by the New York Urban League Young Professionals. The HBCU Experience included a panel composed of recent alumni discussing their college experience and closed with performances from the Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities as well as a tap electric performance from the Foreman Brothers.

Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, stated “As an organization founded over 100 years ago, we truly believe in HBCU institutions and understand the vital role they play in delivering better futures for the college bound students we serve each day. The social distancing and isolation caused by COVID-19 and the unrest following the death of George Floyd, remind us of the importance of community and the institutions that have helped us advance. We appreciate the opportunity to host this event which ensures that our students have exposure and access to these schools which have educated Black people for generations.”

For pictures and videos of this impact day log onto the New York Urban League website.

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