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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Northern Ohio and around the country?

UNCF Cleveland is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Our mission is to help Ohio students reach their full potential by providing them access to resources and dollars to get to and through college. We are helping to educate a new generation of leaders.

Regional Events

Cleveland: Don’t miss UNCF’s most fun event–the 2021 UNCF Virtual Walk for Education, Saturday, Sept. 18!

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Cleveland-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight

The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at


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May 2021 issue

A message from UNCF National Alumni Council President Anthony H. Brown. For more details about the NAC, visit


UNCF means three things to me: opportunity—what we provide to deserving students; advancement—the advantage students get by continuing their education; and access—which UNCF gives to students through scholarship and internship opportunities.

Alumnus, Bethune-Cookman University; President, Northern Ohio UNCF Inter-Alumni Council

Anthony H. Brown Alumnus, Bethune-Cookman University; President, Northern Ohio UNCF Inter-Alumni Council

UNCF Cleveland Staff