It’s back, and better than ever! NYC will be transformed into your favorite HBCU for the third annual HBCU SpringComing this weekend.
With a wide range of events taking place April 21-23, the three-day “Homecoming in the Spring” will bring together more than 4,000 alumni and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a weekend of seven events where networking, partying and social impact intersect.
The best part about it? TheGrio will be front and center, in partnership this year with HBCU SpringComing. “TheGrio is very excited to serve as the official media sponsor for the 2017 HBCU Springcoming,” said Todd Johnson, managing editor of TheGrio.com.
“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans, specifically those that graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We’re thrilled to explore partnership opportunities for this event and beyond.”
Weekend festivities include an Innovation Lab, South’n the City, School Daze (The Yard), Mind Your Business, The Kickback, Worship Service at First Corinthian Baptist Church and Hav Plenty Brunch.
“HBCU SpringComing celebrates the black college experience in all of its forms,” said Lauren Grant, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Architect for the Grant Access. “While our world-renowned Homecoming celebrations offer some of our fondest memories, we also recognize the many ways in which graduates of HBCUs are making contributions that impact our lives every day as leaders in everything from tech, to government, to entrepreneurship, entertainment and so much more. “
Founders Lauren Grant (Florida A&M University) and George Twopointoh (Morehouse College) created HBCU SpringComing in 2015 with the thought of bringing together a network of local HBCU grads whose life demands were making it increasingly more challenging to travel back to their universities in the fall.
“We take great pride in our HBCUs – the traditions, the quality education and the lifelong bonds that were formed during and since our time there – and HBCU SpringComing is just one way in which we honor that experience,” Twopointoh said.
“You will see a dynamic group of socially influential, college-educated people from diverse backgrounds come together to represent their alma maters while also giving back to the community and supporting the futures of our beloved universities.”
For the full lineup of events and festivities, head to HBCUSpringcoming.com.