Campaign to Save Bennett College #standwithBENNETT
“Education for the future, sisterhood for life.”
— 🌞 (@shotbyniyah) December 12, 2018
Bennett College births lawyers, doctors, educators, mothers, scientists, and successful professionals across the spectrum. However we are on the brink of losing another HBCU
In 2009 the school had 750 students. The college has been on probation for two years, but won’t get a third.
Economist, author, and commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux is doing what she can to help.
“History belongs to she who holds the pen. That was my mantra at Bennett,” she wrote. “We need to tell Black women’s stories, and this is a place that reflects them. ” “Bennett College has a unique history, and it is a history that must be preserved,” Malveaux added, along with details on how to donate.
While the small liberal arts college is known for having a population of nearly 1,000 women there are only 469 students currently enrolled, which makes it financially difficult for the doors to stay open — despite alumnae efforts of raising over a million dollars in under a year’s time, and other initiatives made by the administration. Over the past few years, the college has struggled with fundraising and admitting new students — which has resulted in high rates of staff turnover; the closing of a residential hall; and so much more.
Bennett College President, National Alumnae Association President Discuss the Campaign to Save the School
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At our peak in the 1930s we had 121 HBCUs, now we’re down to 101. Don’t let us be down to 100 if Bennett College, an institution who has made the education of black women a priority since 1926, closes its doors. We must continue the legacy of #BennettCollege Please Click or share @bennett_college and Donate today using the link in their bio and share using #standwithbennett love and respect ✊🏿🙏🏿 #HBCU
— NBCBLK (@NBCBLK) December 30, 2018
I stand with Bennett.
I believe in Bennett.
My new year’s resolution is to keep the Bennett Bell ringing for generations of women to come. I challenge you to make this mission a part of your 2019 goals as well 💙🔔. #standwithbennett@bennettcollege #keepthebennettbellringing pic.twitter.com/t1NCf9igjT
— Phyllis Dawkins (@BennettPrez_PWD) January 1, 2019
To donate, go to www.bennett.edu/donate.
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