ASPiRE Launches Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Students graduate from Fisk University. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Students graduate from Fisk University. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Cedric Thornton of Black Enterprise is reporting that ASPiRE TV has launched a partnership with the White House Initiative on HBCUs to increase awareness of the value and the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to expose college students to entrepreneurs and professionals in corporate and private businesses.

Thornton reports:

“ASPiRE is extremely proud to expand its commitment to improve educational opportunities for African- American youth at HBCUs by partnering with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Paul Butler, general manager, ASPiRE.  “We are honored to further strengthen our focus on education by joining with the Billion Dollar Roundtable to advance education and opportunities for HBCU students.   We recognize that HBCUs are an important part of our culture and safeguarding their legacy, along with enhancing educational, professional and entrepreneurial opportunities for the next generation of leaders, is critical to our nation’s future.

This collaboration is a part of ASPiRE’s initiative to promote excellence in education among African-American students at HBCUs and to provide those students with professional development and support.”

The White House Initiative on HBCUs is currently holding its HBCU Week Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, September 22-23. For more information visit the official website. Click here for the conference program.

To read this article in its entirety, visit Black Enterprise.

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