The New York Urban League's Twenty-First Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Adrian Lewis, M W Payne or Janice Teague
New York Urban League
212 926-8000 x 121
email: hbcu@nyul.org

September 24, 2007 – New York, NY
The New York Urban League, in partnership with Riverbank State Park, The Children’s Aid Society, and the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals, is hosting its twenty-first annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair. This year the Fair will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Riverbank State Park located at 145th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan.

For the twenty-first consecutive year, the New York Urban League is convening this Fair, which attracts over 2,500 high school students and their parents from every borough in the City, as well as some of the surrounding areas. “We want to ensure that our children have the broadest opportunity to be successful in their educational endeavors. That way we will have the next generation of talent to return to and serve our communities,” said Darwin M. Davis, President/C.E.O. of the New York Urban League.

Over 45 Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as college support services will be participating in this annual event. Come to the Fair to find out about the school of your child’s choice! Parents as well as students are encouraged to attend workshops about financial aid; the college application process; testing with the new S.A.T. and writing a personal statement! Learn about upcoming college tours! In some cases, school recruiters will be present who will waive application fees, or provide on-site admissions. Bring your S.A.T. scores, as well as official high school transcripts in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Also through Ebony Magazine/Chevrolet collaboration we will distribute hard copies of their 2007 -2008 Guide to Historically Black Colleges & Universities to the first 200 attendees. This year we will feature a young, dynamic marching band 15 minutes prior to the start of the Fair and then close the Fair from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm with an HBCU Step Challenge.

Pre-register online for the Fair at http://www.nyul.org/hbcu.html in order to be eligible for raffle prizes, which are to be drawn at the end of each workshop. For further information call the New York Urban League at 212 926-8000 x. 121 or email us at hbcu@nyul.org.

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