UNCF Moving Closer to the Seat of Power

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is moving its headquarters from Fairfax, Virginia, across the Potomac River to Washington, D.C. The organization, made up of 39 private historically black colleges and universities, is now in its 67th year in providing financial assistance to college students.

The UNCF has begun construction on a new 50,000-square-foot headquarters in the historic Shaw neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the UNCF, stated, “To be an effective advocate for education reform, and to help children of color prepare for college, UNCF has to be in D.C. We need to be a voice for the millions of students of color who need a college education and deserve to be considered when national education policy is discussed and made. That voice is a lot more likely to be heard in D.C.”