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ACCESS Announces $10,000 Partnership with Kam Cares Foundation for Scholarships for Maury High School Students

On May 28, ACCESS announced a partnership with Kam Cares Foundation, established by Norfolk Native and Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor, to offer $10,000 for scholarships for two Maury High School seniors graduating in June 2016. The scholarships, worth $5,000 each, will be managed by ACCESS and awarded at our Annual Student Awards Luncheon on June 24, 2016. The partnership announcement was made at the 7th Annual Bam Bam’s Spring Jam Memorial Day Cookout. 

Take a look at the coverage of the announcement on WAVY TV here!

J&A Racing's Corporate 5K

 We're so proud of our ACCESS runners and helpers who braved the weather on Cinco de Mayo to participate in J&A Racing's Corporate 5k!

Mindy finished in 27 minutes and the rest of the team came in at 30 minutes! Great job, team!

College I'm In! National Signing Day with ACCESS!

On April 26, more than 1,400 students from across Hampton Roads gathered for “National Signing Day” to celebrate their commitment to higher education. “College I’m In!” was one of hundreds of events taking place across the nation as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s #ReachHigher initiative.

Thank you to our guests Gilbert T. Bland, Council Member for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3), Dr. Ellen Neufeldt, Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services at Old Dominion University and our emcee, Shaggy from Z104 for their participation and support!

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors who have made the commitment to higher education!

To view photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page. An archived video of the whole event is also available on Facebook here.

It IS A Different World: College Changes EVERYTHING!

For the first time ever on April 16, cast members from A Different World gathered on a college campus for an intimate discussion exploring the importance of higher education and the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in both their historic and current roles.

The event, sponsored by SunTrust Bank and titled, “It IS A Different World: College Changes EVERYTHING!” benefited both ACCESS College Foundation and Norfolk State University’s (NSU) Honors College.

        

Thank you to the cast, our sponsors and everyone who had a role in putting the event together! We hope the event inspired local students to follow their dreams of pursuing a higher education and demonstrated the impact post-secondary success can have on a student’s future.

To view more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

 

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