United Black Fund Commentary It should not be a surprise to anyone who is paying attention that the Covid-19 Pandemic is exacerbating inequities that have traditionally plagued ethnic minority and lower-income citizens in the United States. Probably one of the most long-lasting damages begin caused by the Pandemic will be this society’s efforts to close the educational achievement gap. Indeed, the future wealth and income of large numbers of ethnic

“Racial Equity” is a term that has been highly publicized in recent weeks. The country’s new president, Joseph Biden, has made the term an important policy initiative, with a promise to make an effort “to eliminate racism in every branch of the White House and the federal government.” During the height of the racial protest in 2020, activists, journalists, intellectuals, and public policymakers also elevated the use and importance of

Jul 2020

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With your support, funding from UBF will help Henry Johnson Academy double its current space. That, in turn, will mean they will be able to get students who are waiting for seats to open up, off the waiting list and moving forward toward their diploma.

The Harvard Square Center provides community members with many needed programs including Toys for Tots, Martial Arts training, Mentoring, access to Cleveland Food Bank, and, of course, computer classes.

IXL Childcare is a center providing early childhood education, including meeting the needs of children with disabilities.  

Mum-Ford provides low and fixed-income patients with preventive eye care, prescription glasses, repairs to frames and lens, and replacement of frames and lens.

The community center provides food for neighborhood kids, and a safe place for them to go after school for activities and help with academics.

Adults make up teams of mentors assigned to classes of 20–25 students. Students learn about collaboration, teamwork and innovation.