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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.

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™, 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.

2003

NCRF Expands its flagship event to additional cities

2005

NCRF begins Tutoring Program

2006

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

2010

Latino College Expo Emerges

2011

S.T.E.A.M Expo Emerges

2013

The Emergence of the Movement Enrichment program

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

Emergence of HBCU Basketball Showcase

2019

NCRF Celebrates 20 years of service!

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SEA Black College Expo
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NY Black College Expo
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HOU Black College Expo
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Become an exhibitor at our events to spread awareness, increase sales, or increase enrollment!
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Win Dollars For College
All juniors and seniors are eligible and must be present to win at the respective expo. There is no fee to enter.
Scholarship Guidelines
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Group Registration Form
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2nd Annual

Seattle

Black College Expo

September 21, 2019
8:00 am
  -  
5:30 pm
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8th Annual

New York

Black College Expo

September 28, 2019
9:00 am
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5:00 pm
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9th Annual

Houston

Black College Expo

November 2, 2019
9:00 am
  -  
5:00 pm
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