The digital solutions team supports student success and institutional operational efficiency by developing tailored and culturally relevant opportunities that equip, sustain and promote innovation and technology adoption among Black colleges and universities.

  • Leads the development of HBCUv, a shared online learning platform for community learning where students, educators and staff are enabled to learn, develop and flourish together, from anywhere.
  • Develops tailored and culturally relevant opportunities that equip, sustain and promote technology adoption.
  • Ensures institutions are positioned to leverage and shape the future of digital learning and innovation. 

For more information on Digital Solutions at the Institute for Capacity Building,
contact Dr. Valora Richardson | Valora.Richardson@uncf.org.

An Online Hub for Learning and Community Building

An Online Hub for Learning and Community Building

The United Negro College Fund is launching a new online learning platform where HBCU students and scholars at different institutions across the country can learn and connect.

Our Village, Our Digital Innovation: HBCUv

Our Village, Our Digital Innovation: HBCUv

HBCUv is an innovative learning technology ecosystem that is nothing short of revolutionary. It will reimagine the legacy, community and culture of HBCUs into a virtual experience that’s accessible, equitable and connected.

Student Newsrooms at HBCUs to Receive $200,000 in Boost for Journalism

Student Newsrooms at HBCUs to Receive $200,000 in Boost for Journalism

Ten student newsrooms at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive nearly $200,000 to help improve campus newsroom technology, business operations, audience engagement and…

The Edge: Putting ‘Digital Equity’ Into the Equation on EdTech Deals

The Edge: Putting ‘Digital Equity’ Into the Equation on EdTech Deals

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on trends in the HBCU space from the annual EDUCAUSE conference.

The Future of Black Higher Education Reinvented

The Future of Black Higher Education Reinvented

No single group of institutions is more responsible for the economic, cultural and legal progress of our nation’s Black families than HBCUs.

UNCF and Google are Paving the Path Forward to Increase Opportunities for HBCU Students in Tech Fields with Additional $2M Investment

UNCF and Google are Paving the Path Forward to Increase Opportunities for HBCU Students in Tech Fields with Additional $2M Investment

A long-standing collaboration between UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Google continues to make groundbreaking investments in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Google has…

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awarded 2023 Amazon Web Services IMAGINE Grant to Develop HBCUv

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awarded 2023 Amazon Web Services IMAGINE Grant to Develop HBCUv

The UNCF Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) was awarded the 2023 Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE Grant, open to registered non-profit organizations. They will collaborate…

UNCF Spearheading Groundbreaking HBCUv Initiative Through Collective Genius in Black Pedagogy and Higher Education

UNCF Spearheading Groundbreaking HBCUv Initiative Through Collective Genius in Black Pedagogy and Higher Education

Our innovations will signal a shift from online classrooms to online learning experiences, not just for our own institutions, but for higher education as a whole.

UNCF, Axim Collaborative and Harvard University: Reshaping Higher Education through HBCUv

UNCF, Axim Collaborative and Harvard University: Reshaping Higher Education through HBCUv

Today, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest minority education organization, announced its partnership with Axim Collaborative and Harvard University to further the development…

Johnson C Smith University
“For years, HBCUs have been doing more with less. HBCUv allows us to do more with more.”

References

2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report®: Teaching and Learning Edition

This report profiles key trends and emerging technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning and envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.

The HBCU Resource Guide

The UNCF HBCU Resource Guide will help you learn more about historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This document provides information on scholarships, college-planning resources, key facts about HBCUs and more.