UNCF 3rd Annual “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit

On Saturday, August 23 at 6:00pm at the East Hampton Point Resort UNCF will host its Third Annual “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit. This special evening of waterfront cocktails, dinner and conversation is presented by the UNCF Leadership Council of New York, in addition to support from an esteemed group of Co-Chairs and Chairs, Michelle Paige Paterson, Former First Lady of New York State and Camille Clark. Proceeds from the evening will benefit UNCF’s educational initiatives and play a key role in making sure deserving low-income students of color get the education they need to get to and through college. Read The Rest

Online Sale of Props From Disney’s Maleficent to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

One Kings Lane, a leading online destination for the home, will sell 150 props from the set of Disney’s live-action epic Maleficent and all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The sale will offer one-of-a-kind items, including embroidered and lush cushions, ornate trunks, and pewter serveware from the film set. This marks the first time Walt Disney Studios has sold film set pieces from a new release. The online sale begins May 30 at 11 A.M. EDT/8 A.M. PDT exclusively on www.OneKingsLane.com.

“Fans of the film and its exquisite interiors are in for a treat with these rare pieces, and we’re delighted to be the only retailer to offer them,” said Susan Feldman, One Kings Lane chief merchandising officer and co-founder. “The array of beautiful product truly captures the fantasy and marvel that is Maleficent.” Read The Rest

Harlem Haberdashery and YP4C to hosting “Elegant For Prom” Event

Harlem Haberdashery and YP4C will be hosting “Elegant For Prom” to encourage young professionals to donate new, gently used and clean prom and/or graduation worthy accessories and clothing for younger males and females of color. This light reception will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 6 to 10 pm at Harlem Haberdashery located at 245 Lenox Avenue. RSVP at elegantforprom.eventbrite.com. Read The Rest

Kelly Rowland Helps Announce Historic Partnership at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

On April 8th, Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest teen-serving organization, announced a groundbreaking five-year partnership to support teens on their path to graduate from high school; ready for a successful future. As part of the new commitment, the Taco Bell Foundation expects to provide a $30 million, multi-year grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America -the largest gift in the organization’s 108-year history.  The partnership seeks to create a stronger generation of future leaders by providing critical resources that will inspire and enable teens to graduate from high school and unlock opportunities for college and jobs they may have only dreamed possible.

TB-00062_zpsbc839aefThe historic announcement by Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America made on Capital Hill in Washington, DC was attended by Grammy Award Winning Singer and Actress Kelly Rowland, John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (R-OH); Brian Niccol, President, Taco Bell U.S. and Chairman, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens; Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Kiana Knolland, 2013-2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year.

According to Education Week’s Diplomas Count 2013 report, a projected 1 million students failed to graduate with their class in 2013 and one in four American students will not graduate on time. Research shows that those who earn a high school diploma are more likely than dropouts to find a job and less likely to live in poverty and suffer from poor health.

By 2018, the partnership will provide resources to nearly all 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs, with a goal of helping more than half a million teens stay on track to graduate. This represents a 13 percent improvement over current national graduation trends and can produce approximately $14 billion in economic impact on our nation.

This new partnership will help rising eighth and ninth graders transition into high school with the tools and mindset needed to excel in high school, and beyond. Teens will have new opportunities to:

  • Participate in high school workshops and coaching programs;
  • Gain access to an online community for peer support;
  • Meet with mentors in their local area;
  • Learn about the college experience with visits to trade schools, colleges and universities across the country; and
  • Attend career preparation and course planning sessions.

Through the partnership, a unique college scholarship service for teen Club members will be established to reduce financial barriers by providing access to $83 million in scholarship and financial aid opportunities over the next five years.

via Black Gives Back and Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Dodgeball for a Cause with CPNYC

CPNYC presents DODGE FOR A CAUSE 2, a charity event that gives adults an opportunity to channel their own inner champion-dodgeball player.  100 % of all funds raised will go to support CPNYC’s various programs.  Light refreshments and cocktails will be served at the event.

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5th Annual Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards (PICS)

Jon Quick isn’t just a DJ spinning your jam at a party or one of our favorite stations, WBLS 107.5.  He’s also a big man, Superhero to be exact, with the bigger picture in mind.  Each year, for the past 5th years, he has presented the ultimate party with a purpose, “Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards” Fundraising Event in honor of National Women’s History Month.  He honors women of color who are rising stars within their professions.  On March 24th, he hosted the 5th Annual “Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards” at Suite 36 emceed by Extra TV’s AJ Calloway.  Proceeds of the event benefited Hip Hop Loves Foundation and AJ Calloway’s Building the Bridge Foundation.
AJ Calloway, Dr. Meena Singh and DJ Jon Quick - photo credit NikWes Creative

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Susan Taylor to Serve as Keynote Speaker for ALP’s Annual Benefit Breakfast

Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, will be hosting their Annual Breakfast Benefit on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 recognizing the service of Serwah Asante’97, Steve Flax, Kweku Forstall, Esq.’78, Robert Gore, M.D., Ralph Johnson’94, Aletha Maybank, M.D., Homero Radway, Clifford Simmons, and Rev. Michael Walrond, Essence Magazine Editor, Susan Taylor, will be this year’s key note speaker.

Add this event to your calendar.