NCRF has grown from its initial service of the Los Angeles Black College Expo, raising awareness and connecting students to college, to a nationwide movement servicing around 100,000 students annually. The unique blend of services + resources has generated a generational impact empowering our future leaders and made a college education a reality for many.
NCRF has uniquely impacted students in a variety of ways. Whether the student is in need of financial resources, educational resources and services, or a student athlete looking to get recruited and play sports at the next level, NCRF meets each student where they are and SERVES. This approach has led NCRF to be approaching its 20th year of service helping over 500,000 students get into college, given away over $700,000 in scholarships, and helped students secure over 500 million in scholarships and grants creating a generational impact on the three key areas:
· Achievement Gap: NCRF increased grades & test scores, decreased dropout rates, increased college entrance & college completion rates.
· Workforce Gap : NCRF prepares and connects students to colleges, as well as provides internship/job opportunities.
· Economic Disparities : Through positively impacting the achievement and workforce gap, NCRF believes this will ultimately impact the wage gap generating more qualified individuals to enter the workforce and an increase in entrepreneurship.