23rd Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

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Corwin Spivey, New York Urban League, (212) 926-8000 ext.127, cspivey@nyul.org
Ellen Lubell, The Children's Aid Society, (212) 949-4938, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Urban League, The Children’s Aid Society and The Malcolm Bernard New Jersey HBCU Fair are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair (HBCU), held in partnership with the Riverbank State Park and the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Riverbank State Park Located at 145th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan

Attendees will have the chance to meet with over 40 HBCU college representatives who offer:
- On-site admissions
- Application fee waivers
- College Entrance Exam pointers
- Insight on life on Campus
- College Tours
- Workshops for students, parents, teachers, counselors and anyone interested in higher education

Over 3,500 attendees are expected at the Fair, some of whom will be eligible for fee waivers, on-site admissions and scholarships. Students should bring SAT scores and high school transcripts to qualify for on-site services. During the presentations between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, The Children’s Aid Society’s recently retired CEO C. Warren Moses will be honored for his dedication to improving educational opportunities for the youth of New York City and for his involvement in the HBCU Fair.

The New York Urban League’s new President & CEO Arva R. Rice stated, "The HBCU Fair helps uniquely introduce New Yorkers to the college experience. This is more than a fair – it’s admissions, help on financial aid, interaction with college grads and an entertaining step show to end the day. It's an event not to be missed."

For additional information please contact Corwin Spivey at (212) 926-8000 ext. 127 or visit: http://www.nyul.org/HBCU.

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The New York Urban League (www.nyul.org) (NYUL) has a rich history and long legacy of service to New Yorkers. The NYUL was founded in 1919 by an inter-racial group of concerned New Yorkers in response to the difficulties faced by African Americans migrating from the agricultural and rural south to the industrial, urban centers of the north. Today, the mission of the New York Urban League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy. Some of their signature programs include the Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, the Whitney M. Young Classic and the Champions of Diversity Breakfast. The New York Urban League, Inc. is one of the local affiliates of the National Urban League, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

The Children’s Aid Society (http:///www.childrensaidsociety.org), founded in 1853, is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or e-mail ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.