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Did you know The Black College Fund has intern programs teaching communication skills?

Did you know The Black College Fund has intern programs teaching communication skills?

The Black College Fund Lina H. McCord Summer Intern Program follows a model of communication and itineration (moving from place to place) prominent in the Methodist tradition. Itineration enables students to cross jurisdictions at least once while completing short-term and regular assignments. This provides understanding between and among different groups throughout the church.

ABOUT BLACK COLLEGE FUND (BCF)

Following the Civil War, the former Methodist Episcopal Church organized the Freedmen's Aid Society to help educate black people who could not read or write. In 1972, The United Methodist Church established the Black College Fund to provide reliable support for UM-related historically Black colleges and offer a chance to everyone with a dream and a commitment to excel – regardless of race, class, gender, or ethnic heritage. Many of these students, often the first in their family to go to college, would fall through the cracks and never get the college degree they are capable of earning. The United Methodist Church supports the largest number of fully accredited historically Black colleges and universities in the United States. This fund is managed through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

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Giving for the Black College Fund is through your local church apportionments.


Learn more about the agency that oversee The Black College Fund
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry