Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, FDPRI, is the nation’s foremost research organization focusing on the educational status of African Americans from pre-school to and through college.
Committed to understanding and expanding the pathways that lead to educational attainment, FDPRI conducts and disseminates research that informs policymakers, educators, philanthropists and the general public on how to best improve educational opportunities for and outcomes of African Americans and other underrepresented minorities across the pre-school-through-college-graduation pipeline.
“A Conversation on Culturally Relevant Practice”
To support the release of UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI) new report—Culturally Relevant Practice: Implementation among Historically Black Colleges & Universities—CPI hosted a Fireside Chat: “A Conversation on Culturally Relevant Practice,” featuring Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, Dr. Nadrea Njoku and Dr. LaToya Owens via Zoom. The panel discussed the importance of equity-focused research and program design, specifically in work with HBCUs and Black students.
The “HBCU Effect” seeks to understand, validate and promote the success of HBCUs to develop a counter narrative that illustrates the value and competitiveness of our institutions.