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About NCRF

National College Resources Foundation narrowing our nation’s long existing racial gaps in income, wealth, workforce, and educational attainment.

We are an educational enhancement agency on a mission to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented students. We engage with students beginning as early as elementary school and equip them with the tools and resources to become college ready, enrolled in a college, and become a college graduate. In communities where the college going rate is not the norm, NCRF is a movement which inspires and uplifts our students effectively closing the achievement and workforce gaps, positively contributing to the fight of economic equality.

Narrowing our nation’s long existing racial gaps in income & wealth, workforce, and educational attainment. Providing access to and strategic use of emerging technologies to low resource students.

the need

Underserved, underrepresented, at risk and low resource students are affected daily by achievement gap, workforce gap and economic disparities.  Nationally, high school graduation rates among these students are at 78% or lower.  The numbers get even lower when you look at selected minority groups.  College persistence and graduation rates are lower for low resource students. Only 22% of students from low income communities earn a college degree (bachelor’s or associate) compared to 67% of their peers from higher income areas. There is a need for more of a balance playing field.  All students from all backgrounds should have an opportunity to resources and information to enable them to be successful life regardless of their background.  National College Resources Foundation believes true success in anything comes with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. “We have to get students to and through college”, says Founder Dr. Price.

Our History

A timeline of events.

1999

NCRF began its service to underserved and underrepresented students in 1999 in response to California Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action policies at state colleges, disrupting the already tenuous relationship between minorities and college admissions.  On February 26th of the following year, NCRF hosted the First Annual Black College Expo™ at the Los Angeles Convention Center, an event that highlights Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and other postsecondary institutions to provide admissions and scholarship information to the 35,000 students, parents, and other visitors in attendance.

2003

NCRF Expands its flagship event to additional cities

2010

Latino College Expo Emerges

2011

S.T.E.A.M Expo Emerges

2013

The Emergence of the Movement Enrichment program

2016

Emergence of STEAM Mobile

2017

Student Athlete Program

Annual Report

2018:

“Our findings show that in the majority of tech companies, fewer than five percent of the workforce is African American, while at least half of the workforce is white. This represents an opportunity for advancing the workforce participation of women and people of color and reducing the income inequality gap.” (NUL_SOB_2018)

In order to prepare a diverse population of future workers, we aim to ignite an interest in STEM careers through experiential-learning and career exploration. The STEAM Mobile provides low resource students with exposure, awareness, and access to the emerging digital revolution that is vastly under represented by minorities and women.

“STEM is no longer an option; it is an imperative for historically disadvantaged communities to acquire skills that will allow them to become productive members of society.”

National College Resources Foundation understands historically marginalized communities & people of color have been left on the sidelines in America’s Industrial, Farming revolutions causing educational, workforce, & economic inequality. The STEAM Mobile is an effort to build the foundation.

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