Houston Mayor Turner and Commissioner Ellis to Host UNCF Walk for Education Kick-Off Reception

UNCF Houston will host a Walk KickOff reception at Houston Central Library (Julia Ideson building) with Mayor Sylvester Turner and Commissioner Rodney Ellis to help bring excitement for our Annual Walk for Education which highlights students and scholars who attends HBCUs in our community. Event program includes remarks from Mayor Sylvester Turner, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, UNCF scholars, 2021 Walk team rewards and more!

For 78 years, UNCF has strived to change the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) narrative across the nation by equipping more students with the resources necessary to transition into college, graduate and ultimately expand and diversify Houston’s highly educated workforce.

headshot of Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Turner will speak on his commitment to UNCF and how the organization actively provides the City’s workforce pipeline with a pool of talented college graduates. Along with this, he will talk about the 2022 South Texas Walk for Education on Saturday, September 10, 2022. All community representatives, corporate executives, educators, religious leaders, and students who believe in equal access to affordable education are invited to attend this free event.

Please join ABC KTRK Chauncy Glover, as he hosts Mayor Turner, Commissioner Ellis, Maia Davenport, HustonTillotson student, Valentine Emesih, CenterPoint Energy, UNCF Walk Chair Mike Alvarez, and UNCF Area Development Director Zarinah K. Poole next Thursday, August 4, 2022 to kickoff the annual Walk for Education and learn about all of the fun events happening at the Walk.

Thank you to our 2022 Walk sponsors Shell Oil Company, Presenting sponsor, Alliant, Finish Line and all other sponsors:

City of Houston, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Motiva, HEB, CenterPoint Energy, Frenchy’s, hulu, ABC KTRK, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Comcast, St. Arnolds, Southwest, Enterprise, CocaCola Southwest Beverages, ExxonMobil, Southern Sound, Marathon Petroleum and Just In Time

Registration for this free community event is Monday, August 1. To register for the Walk, visit UNCF.org/SouthTXWalk or contact Zarinah K. Poole, Area Development Director, at (713) 9428623, zainah.poole@uncf.org.