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Theodore Roosevelt Students Join Gary’s Mayor for UNCF Benefit

On Wednesday, March 1, Gary Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted her annual Prayer Breakfast benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). More than 300 businesses – including EdisonLearning – civic, and community leaders support the UNCF event. Proceeds assist in providing scholarships for Northwest Indiana students.

This year, students from Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy attended – shown above with Mayor Freeman-Wilson - Shawana Martin, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Tion Traywick, and Shawn Hampton

UNCF is known as the nation’s largest minority organization supporting higher education, student development and other programs for students attending historically black colleges and universities.  The UNCF Northwest Indiana Leadership Council established in 2007 has raised more than $400,000 and has awarded more than 60 Scholarships to students in Northwest Indiana.

The UNCF administers more than 400 programs including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment and curriculum and faculty development.  Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities.