Jackie Robinson Foundation

9 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Foundation on April 14, 2017

Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson stepped foot onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger for the first time, breaking the color barrier in baseball and changing the sport forever. Most people know him as the first African-American baseball player in Major League history, but few know that he was also much more: a veteran, a business man and a civil rights activist. He championed the right to first-class citizenship for all Americans.

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Strada Education Network Announces $6.5 Million Gift to the Jackie Robinson Foundation

Jackie Robinson Foundation on March 7, 2017

Daryl Graham, VP of Philanthropy, Strada Education Network; William D. Hansen, President and CEO, Strada Education Network; Marshall C. Grigsby, Strada Education Network Board of Directors; Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO, Jackie Robinson Foundation; Gregg A. Gonsalves, Chairman of the Board of Directors, JRF; Ziad Ojakli, JRF Board of Directors; Joseph J. Plumeri, JRF […]

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JRF Scholar feature: Gabrielle Hall ’17

Jackie Robinson Foundation on January 9, 2017

Gabrielle Hall (2nd row, 4th from left) with fellow JRF Scholars and alumni at the Foundation’s Mentoring & Leadership Conference.Who is Gabrielle Hall? A JRF Scholar ProfileGabrielle Hall ’17, a senior JRF/Major League Baseball Scholar at Howard University, recalls two workshops in particular that she experienced as a JRF Scholar. “At my first MLC (JRF’s […]

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