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Oakland Promise Black Exxcellence Grants Available to Support Graduating Oakland Black/African American Seniors
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In partnership with Harlem Children’s Zone, the Oakland Promise is launching our Black Excellence Grant, to support graduating Oakland Black/African American seniors in achieving their post-secondary goals. This grant offers financial assistance in several categories to any senior in Oakland, graduating by June 2021, who could benefit from some additional resources this year.
Below are the categories Black Excellence will cover; students can apply for all categories that fit their needs.
College/Career Trade Applications: Support paying for any college and/or CTE applications.
Entrepreneurship: Do you have a business you would like to grow? In partnership with Operation Hope, students will have the opportunity to be trained on entrepreneurship basics and upon completion receive seed money, starting at $500, for their business. (Program will launch January 2021, Please encourage students to sign up now.)
HBCU: Support with paying for HBCU applications, housing/dorm deposits and transportation to the HBCU of your choice for Fall 2021 enrollment.
Technology: Support your virtual learning this year with any technology needs: i.e. laptop, tablet or earphones.
Career Technical Education: Support your CTE dreams with any costs associated with the completion of a CTE program: materials/tools, transportation, licensure and fees.
Financial Gap: Students who will not be receiving a full federal Pell Grant or Cal Grant, the Black Excellence Grant will be able to offer mini grants to help supplement the missing funds.
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