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After a six-month planning phase, UNCF announced that Oakwood University is one of 24 colleges and universities that will receive five-year grants totaling $35.3 million for the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a transformative effort to design and implement programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.
Oakwood, along with Talladega College and Tougaloo College worked together over the past few months to apply for a CPI cluster grant, which will collectively award $6M to the three institutions. Click here to see a complete list of colleges and universities receiving the grants, “I am pleased and excited that Oakwood University has been able to work together along with our sister institutions Talladega and Tougaloo, to receive this award of up to $6M,” remarks Dr. Leslie Pollard, president of Oakwood University.  “We know that our students are the cream of the crop and this grant from UNCF and the Lilly Foundation is going to give us the edge that we need to make sure that when our students finish their degree, they will be eligible for employment because of the career exposure we will provide.”  MORE