The strategy team champions the mission and vision of the Institute for Capacity Building by engaging mission-aligned partners, funders, advisors, subject matter experts and thought leaders to accelerate ICB’s work and broaden its impact.

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to develop an understanding and appreciation of ICB’s mission, vision and strategic priorities.
  • Supports the dissemination of learnings from ICB programs, partnerships and communities of practice.
  • Pursues strategies and innovations that hold promise for Black colleges and universities and the future of Black higher education.

For more information on Strategy at the Institute for Capacity Building, contact Julian Thompson, Julian.Thompson@uncf.org.

Black Educators and Leaders Gather in Atlanta for UNCF’s UNITE 2022

Black Educators and Leaders Gather in Atlanta for UNCF’s UNITE 2022

UNCF convened for UNITE 2022, the organization’s summit for students, educators and professional stakeholders at HBCUs.

College Enrollment Declines Again Though Online Schools, HBCUs See Increases

College Enrollment Declines Again Though Online Schools, HBCUs See Increases

Online schools and historically Black colleges and universities were among the few categories of schools to enroll more students in the fall, data show.

Coming Together for HBCU Student Success Excellence

Coming Together for HBCU Student Success Excellence

UNCF and InsideTrack partners to help students return to school in the midst of the pandemic. A new case study reveals lessons learned.

Good News for HBCUs

Good News for HBCUs

For decades, Black colleges have been portrayed as deficient. What changed?

HBCU-LTSS Initiative Will Focus on Increasing Diversity in the LTSS Field

HBCU-LTSS Initiative Will Focus on Increasing Diversity in the LTSS Field

The HBCUs-LTSS Careers Initiative brings together leaders from UNCF, HBCUs, and LeadingAge to develop strategies for expanding the capacity of HBCUs to prepare students for jobs in the LTSS field.

HBCUs are Experiencing a Renaissance. Here’s How to Make Sure It Lasts

HBCUs are Experiencing a Renaissance. Here’s How to Make Sure It Lasts

With all that historically Black colleges and universities do, we have yet to unlock their full potential. Not even close.

UNCF Expands HBCU Student Coaching Network to Advance College Access and Success

UNCF Expands HBCU Student Coaching Network to Advance College Access and Success

With capacity-building support from UNCF, HBCUs will offer one-on-one success coaching to help thousands of students of color chart pathways to and through college.

UNCF ICB Joins Call for Support for Returning Learners as a National Priority During UPCEA MEMS Conference

UNCF ICB Joins Call for Support for Returning Learners as a National Priority During UPCEA MEMS Conference

UNCF ICB joined national student success professionals at the UPCEA MEMS Conference to discuss a new initiative that enables institutional networks to use coaching to support returning learners.

UNCF Partnership Focuses on Students’ Mental Health

UNCF Partnership Focuses on Students’ Mental Health

In the midst of the pandemic, HBCUs have focused on the their social, emotional or mental well being. UNCF and the Steve Fund announced a two-year multi-layered partnership.

“We want resources and college affordability for our students. UNCF has helped lessen that burden on students.”

Resources

How HBCUs Can Accelerate Black Economic Mobility

McKinsey, July 30, 2021 The first higher-education institution for Black Americans in the United States was founded in 1837. Since then, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)…