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“I was on fire when visiting high schools to inspire students to attend college, I realized that many students were told they weren’t college material, so I said to myself what can I do about it” - Dr. Theresa Price, Founder/ Executive Director of National College Resources Foundation
"I realized the true power of education when I began working with NCRF in 2004, I have committed my life to empowering our future leaders!" - Veronica Kumberfeldt

Our History

A timeline of events.


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™, an event that highlights Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and other postsecondary institutions to provide admissions and scholarship information to students, parents, and other visitors in attendance.


NCRF Expands its flagship event to additional cities


NCRF begins Tutoring Program


NCRF begins educational consulting, mentoring and college and career planning services


Latino College Expo Emerges


S.T.E.A.M Expo Emerges


The Emergence of the Movement Enrichment program


NCRF partners with Cal States & UC’s to build liquid rocket laboratories and increase diversity in STEM fields. Emergence of STEAM Mobile. Emergence of HBCU/ Ivy League College Tours Program.


NCRF donates STEAM Trailer to Lynwood Unified School District. Emergence of the Student Athlete Program, HBCU Combine & 7on7 Showcase, and The Power Of ME Tour.


Emergence of HBCU Basketball Showcase

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Students Think S.T.E.A.M. Expo
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Houston Black College Expo
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San Diego Latino College Expo
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1st Annual


Black College Expo

January 26, 2019
9:00 am
5:00 pm
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2nd Annual

San Diego

Black College Expo

January 29, 2019
11:00 am
7:00 pm
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20th Annual

Los Angeles

Black College Expo

February 2, 2019
9:00 am
5:00 pm
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College, Careers & Beyond.

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