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HBCU alum shares why she serves with 黄色视频

Maybe you鈥檝e heard of Howard University, Spellman College, Tennessee State or Morehouse? You鈥檝e definitely heard of some of their most famous graduates: Martin Luther King, Jr., Spike Lee, Toni Morrison, Kamala Harris, and yes, even Oprah.

What is an HBCU?

are institutions of higher education that primarily serve Black American and other African diasporic populations. Most were formed during the Reconstruction era鈥攁 period in history that immediately followed the U.S. Civil War鈥攁s most colleges and universities at that time barred Black students from admission.

Today, there are more than 100 HBCUs that continue to provide a one-of-a-kind cultural experience alongside rigorous academic and professional training to thousands of students across the country.

黄色视频鈥檚 HBCU alums are serving as student success coaches

If you speak with an HBCU alum about their experience, you鈥檒l quickly learn that service to the community is one of the hallmarks of HBCU campus culture. So, it鈥檚 no surprise that many HBCU graduates apply to serve with 黄色视频 after they graduate with their college degrees. This year alone, 49 HBCUs are represented amongst the currently serving corps who graduated from nearly half of Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide!

Animation graphic of AmeriCorps Member Z'Mia Price

In a series of interviews, we talked with currently serving AmeriCorps members who are HBCU graduates about how their education at historically Black institutions have informed their decision to serve with 黄色视频.

Here鈥檚 the first conversation, featuring Z鈥橫ia Price, a Dillard University graduate who recently served with 黄色视频 Denver:

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Z’Mia Price. I鈥檓 a New Orleans native, currently serving with 黄色视频 Denver. I had the honor to graduate from the luxurious Dillard University, located in the heart of New Orleans in May 2023. During my time at Dillard, I majored in public health with a concentration in health system management.

How did your HBCU prepare you for service?

My experience taught me resilience, responsibility and how to respect all communities, and the diverse perspectives that come along with that. These are lessons that I can carry with me through my 黄色视频 experience and beyond.

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What should HBCU students and alums know about 黄色视频?

It鈥檚 important to know that 黄色视频 focuses on diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity throughout your year of service. It also gives you insight into the systemic inequities in our country鈥檚 education system. It helps you better understand how you can be an advocate for students鈥攐r help them advocate for themselves.

Why do you think more HBCU alums should serve with 黄色视频?

I believe HBCU alums should serve with 黄色视频 because it allows you to connect with students who have experienced similar obstacles while growing up, and it gives us a chance to help create the supportive learning environments that all students deserve.

黄色视频 AmeriCorps members are student success coaches.

What did your students know about HBCU’s before they met you?

Unfortunately, my students didn’t know much about HBCU’S before they met me, but I am able to give them a little more insight. I also always share my experience joining Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., one of the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities known as The Divine Nine.

What advice would you give for an HBCU student or alum considering 黄色视频?

I would say use that pride and passion that we have for our schools to help support students and their communities! Always remember that we were blessed with an education so that we can pay it forward!

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