President Ronald Mason Announces $1 Million Scholarship Program and Capital Builders Entrepreneurial Training Initiative at UDC

What: President Ronald Mason Announces $1 Million Scholarship Program and Capital Builders Entrepreneurial Training Initiative at UDC.

President Ronald Mason will be joined by Interim Deputy Mayor Ahnna Smith and Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander to announce $1 million grant award to support the Capital Builders Center, an exciting new entrepreneurship-focused student scholarship program open to all DC residents enrolled at UDC and other area historically black colleges.

The three-year grant is administered by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and is touted as a public-private partnership with the Clifton Foundation, UDC and the District of Columbia government.

The Capital Builders Center at the University of the District of Columbia supports student success with summer boot camps, second-summer apprenticeships, entrepreneurship course work, life skills training, coaching, mentoring, and more. UDC is proud to offer this significant stepping stone along the pathway to the middle class.

WHO: Interviews available upon request:
Ronald Mason, Jr., UDC President
Ahnna Smith, Deputy Mayor for Education
Amanda Alexander, DCPS Interim Chancellor
Scott Pearson, Executive Director – DC Public Charter School Board (invited)
Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO – Gallup
Dr. Harry Williams, President and CEO – Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Dr. David Wilson, President – Morgan State University
Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, President – Bowie State University

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Press Assembles; 10:30 a.m. – Media briefing; 11:05 a.m.

WHERE: School of Business and Public Administration (Building 38, First Floor Lobby)
University of the District of Columbia, Van Ness Campus
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW