2018 UNCF Education Summit - Washington, DC

The upcoming release of UNCF's perceptions research report, A Seat at the Table: African American Youth's Perceptions of K-12 Education, is the latest step of UNCF's efforts to amplify voices that are often overlooked in education discussion. The UNCF Education Summit will serve as a discussion point for the student perspective on education, a call to action on P-16 issues, and a platform for engagement and exploration of the role of African American voices—specifically HBCUs—in education reform efforts. The report, produced by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI), is scheduled to be released on April 26.

As the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, UNCF has always been committed to increasing the number of African American college graduates. Over the past few years, we have expanded our focus to include increasing the number of African Americans who are college-ready.

UNCF and its K-12 Advocacy team have produced events and research to amplify the need to improved outcomes for African American students and shift the narrative of what is possible for all students. In 2012, we released our inaugural piece of K-12 related research, Done To Us, Not With Us: African American Parent Perceptions of K-12 Education. As a guidepost to our community engagement efforts, the report explored how low-income African American parents view the K-12 education system and their role in supporting their children. In 2017 UNCF released the second report in our African American perceptions series Lift Every Voice and Lead: African American Grasstops Leaders’ Perceptions of K-12 Education Reform and The Lift Every Voice and Lead Toolkit: A Community Leader’s Advocacy Resource for K-12 Education

The education summit will be held April 26, 2018 at UNCF’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Confirmed Speakers
UNCF Headquarters, College Knowledge Center

UNCF Headquarters, College Knowledge Center

The 2018 Education Summit will take place in the College Knowledge Center within The UNCF Headquarters, which is conveniently located in the Shaw Howard neighborhood in Washington, DC. Sign in at the registration desk and continue though the first floor lobby to the internal entrance to the CKC. 

Click this link for directions.