WALK FOR EDUCATION LOS ANGELES Exposition Park SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007 The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at more than 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training. For over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2.5 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government. Fundraising allows our schools to keep tuition low for many who otherwise would not have a chance for a quality education. Widely recognized for its fundraising efficiency, UNCF has been named the number one education non-profit in America. Both the Non-Profit Times and The Chronicle of Philanthropy have ranked UNCF among the top 100 charitable organizations in the country. As the face of America continues to change, UNCF is uniquely positioned as a pacesetter in helping companies develop the workforce of the 21st Century, and assisting them in meeting their diversity objectives. Together, The United College Fund and its member institutions help students to gain the confidence, training, and social skills necessary to succeed in today’s technology-driven society. Over the past decade, the largest increase in the number of students enrolled at UNCF institutions has been from the state of California. 60% of UNCF students are the first in their families to attend college; and 92% receive financial aid. Women represent 60% of students enrolled at UNCF institutions. About 62% of the students have family income less than $25,000. There is no magic formula for success; every person finds his or her unique path. But in today’s world, nearly every success story shares one common element, higher education. For that reason, the United Negro College Fund – the nation’s oldest minority higher education assistance organization – continues its commitment to providing educational opportunity for financially disadvantaged minority youth. Join UNCF as we give future generations the one thing they need most: opportunity. 2007 “Walk for Education” WHO More than 2,500 walkers in the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to participate in the “Walk for Education,” with an additional 100 volunteers helping on the day of the “Walk for Education” to help raise critical funds to support historically black colleges and universities and their students. 2006 “Walk for Education” sponsors included: Union Bank of California, GM, Southern California Edison, BP, Lewis Operating Corp, Toyota Motor Sales, FedEx, Burrtec Waste Industries, Xerox, Kaiser Permanente African American Association, Young Homes, Southern California Gas Company, Transamerica, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Mattel, and many others. WHY UNCF – with 39 member colleges and universities, is America’s oldest, largest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. Today’s UNCF students are attending college at a time when higher education is becoming less affordable. More than 90% of UNCF students need some form of financial aid. Most UNCF students come from disadvantaged families; 60% have family income of less than $30,000 and 60% are the first in their families to attend college. WHEN Saturday, May 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Walk 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Post Walk Festivities & Entertainment WHERE The “Walk for Education” will take place this year in beautiful Exposition Park. The event attracts more than 1,000 participants, representing a variety of corporate teams and individual walkers. With its expanded, carnival-like setting in Exposition Park, the “Walk for Education” is a very family oriented event full of entertainment, celebrities, great food, and recreation. Facts About the 2007 Walk for Education Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007 Place: Exposition Park, Los Angeles Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony 8:30 Walk Begins (Kiddie Walk will precede general walk) Distance: 5K/3.11 miles Begin and end walk at Coliseum & Menlo inside Exposition Park Menlo North to Exposition Blvd. .20 East to Figueroa .71 North to Jefferson Blvd .30 West to Vermont Blvd. .50 South to Martin Luther King Blvd 1.00 East to Menlo .10 North to Coliseum .30 End walk at Coliseum & Menlo 2007 UNCF Walk for Education Information EXPOSITION PARK Saturday, May 19, 2007 Program: Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Program: 8:00 a.m. Kick-off: 8:30 a.m. – Walk Begins Start/Finish: Exposition Park – behind L. A. County Natural History Museum (Menlo & Coliseum) Mileage: 5K (3.11 miles), start and finish at Exposition Park. Walk around the USC campus with rest/refreshment points along the way. Parking: Free - Lot 2 (enter at Vermont & 39th St.) There will be plenty of snacks, a complimentary lunch, an HBCU Reunion, and fabulous entertainment, including a short program to honor the teams, walkers and sponsors. Your support will help the United Negro College Fund provide much needed assistance to talented students who, without your assistance, might not be able to attend college. If you would like more information, please contact UNCF at (213) 639-3800 or www.uncf.org See you there!!
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