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Changing the Odds: Lessons Learned from the Kresge HBCU Initiative


By Schulze, B. S. (2005). Troy, Mich.: The Kresge Foundation.

The Kresge HBCU Initiative was a five-year, $18 million program created and funded by The Kresge Foundation. The goal of the initiative was to help five historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) develop comprehensive advancement programs. The Initiative provided each institution with specialized funding, along with training and technical assistance, to help them develop stronger self-sustaining advancement operations. This paper recaps the initiative objectives, components and results.

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