National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) hosted their 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland Gala December 3 at the California African American Museum hosted by Comedian Michael Colyar. The evening recognized community leaders that have collaborated with NCRF to make a difference in the lives of many students across the globe, particularly in California. These individuals included, Darrell Brown, Senior VP US Bank, Paul Gothold, Lynwood Unified Superintendent, LA County Chief Daryl Osby, Tracy Underwood, National Manager, Toyota and Jonathan Weedman, Senior VP Wells Fargo.
Each of these individuals have contributed on-going support to NCRF and its program Black College Expo which has helped over 400,000 students into college, provide more than $500,000 in scholarships, connect hundreds of students with internships and careers. Now in its 17th year, NCRF has helped students secure more than 50 million in grants/scholarships.
“This night allowed us to honor and salute these individuals that I know without them we would not be able to do the work. So it just warms my heart to be able to say thank you in front of almost 300 people,” said founder Theresa Price.
NCRF sponsored 40 students from various high schools in Los Angeles County to treat them to a special night and introduce them to the people with “BIG Hearts”. The evening ended with a stellar performance by Veteran Hip Hop Artist YoYo. NCRF continued its mission December 12 by hosting the 2nd Annual Latino College Expo, at the Carson Community Center from 9am to 2pm. This is one of the many events; Black College Expo, Students Think STEAM Expo, All Sports Expo, and the College Expo at Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards, which NCRF hosts throughout the year to help students get access to college, careers and opportunities. NCRF works with about 5,000 students on-going with its “The Movement Enrichment Program” (T.E.M.P.), serving students at various schools in California. T.M.E.P. works with students weekly helping with intervention, mentoring, tutoring, www.thecollegeexpo.org SAT/ACT Prep, and college and career planning. Data from the T.M.E.P. shows increase in grades, tests scores, and even yielding a 100% graduation rate among African American students at Firebaugh High School, with 100% of those students enrolled into college.