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PepsiCo Launches $40M Community College Program For Black and Brown Students

PepsiCo and its philanthropic arm The PepsiCo Foundation recognize the challenges in America’s educational institutions and the need for systemic change as it pertains to low-income students of color. For these students who are in pursuit of higher education, PepsiCo has announced a new $40 million scholarship and professional mentoring program to support Black and Hispanic community college students. According to a press release, the new $40 million initiative will start off launching in Dallas , Westchester , Houston , and Chicago. PepsiCo’s plan is to expand the program across 16 additional U.S. cities in the fall and hopes to support roughly 4,000 students over the next five years. “Education is a great equalizer that enables economic growth, upward mobility and helps build generational wealth that lifts up communities over the long-term,” PepsiCo Chairman/ CEO Ramon Laguarta shares in a statement . “With this program, we are creating a differentiated experience for students...

Njera Perkins

Mar 30, 2021

Stanford, Trillicon Valley to Build Largest Black and Brown Attended Class in University History

The top Ivy League schools have historically marginalized Black and brown students. While students of color have been welcomed in recent years, they are still underrepresented. However, the founders of Trillicon Valley and The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (or are advocating for more inclusion to build the largest Black and Brown attended class in university history, according to an Instagram post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stanford Community College (@stanfordcommunitycollege) This fall, and Trillicon Valley — founded by Khristopher Sandifer, Brice Butler, DeVaris Brown, Jason Mayden, Brandon Middleton, and Olatunde Sobomehin — will offer a free 10-week course, “Community College: Designing Black and Brown Spaces,” where students will learn how to create communal, academic and corporate spaces for people of color. According to a description , the course will be led by a four-person teaching team, which includes...

Niki McGloster

Aug 20, 2020