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Foundation Events

National History Day Project and Jackie Robinson: Next Webinar Scheduled for January 9th

Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the National History Day by choosing to study the historic, cultural and social experiences of the pas. Many have chosen to study the barrier-breaking feats of baseball player and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is poised to help those students as they begin to conduct their extensive research. Join us for our next webinar. This webinar allows attendees to hear from a noted historian about Jackie Robinson and his role in American society. Attendees will see an introductory presentation about Jackie Robinson and his life and will be able to ask questions of the moderator. During the first part of the webinar, (10-15 minutes) Dr. Yohuru Williams, Chief Historian for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will make a brief presentation on Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy. The remainder of the time is designated for a question and answer period. Participants are invited to ask questions based on the presentation or their own research interests. The format is especially helpful for students working on projects for National History Day or research papers on Jackie Robinson.
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JRF Scholar Travels the Globe Seeking Answers to Climate Change

Brown University junior Kenya Wright won't be home for the holidays. The JRF/Joseph Plumeri Scholar has been traveling the globe studying climate change. Kenya is part of a new International Honors Program sponsored by SIT Study Abroad. The program offers undergraduates and graduate students academic programs in nearly 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Before this business major returns home, she will have studied in countries as far east as Vietnam and as far south as Bolivia.
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Three Industry Leaders Join the Jackie Robinson Foundation Board of Directors

At its annual Fall board meeting, Kees Kruythoff, Sobani M. Warner and Richard J. Blank, were elected to the Board of Directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) to terms that begin immediately.
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JRF's "Pitch 42" Launched with Major Leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Orlando Hudson; Board Co-chair Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. Announces Initiative

At a news conference recently held at its New York headquarters, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced the launch of its “Pitch 42” initiative, designed to engage more professional athletes in its mission to close the achievement gap in higher education.


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Navigating the Foster Care System, JRF Alumna Mercedes Hobson Triumphs

From time to time, we feature a JRF Scholar or alumnus who we think you should know. Today, we point our spotlight towards Mercedes Hobson. Mercedes is from Banning, California and is a 2013 graduate of New York Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2008. Mercedes is now a patent prosecution contractor for IBM.
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Japan Welcomes JRF Founder Rachel Robinson

Warner Bros. Japan hosted JRF Founder Rachel Robinson and daughter Sharon Robinson recently in advance of the November 1st opening of the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" in Japan. While there, the Robinsons joined the film’s Screenwriter and Director Brian Helgeland and Warner Bros executives for Game 1 of the Climax Series at the Tokyo Dome.
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Professional Ball Players Sign on to Support JRF

In celebration of the Jackie Robinson Foundation's 40th anniversary, JRF launched a scholarship initiative to engage professional ball players. "Pitch 42" is a collective of forward-thinking professional athletes, beginning with top baseball players, who support JRF’s mission and honor Jackie Robinson’s legacy through the sponsorship of a JRF Scholar.
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Review the 2013-2014 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application

High School seniors interested in applying to become a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar can now review the scholarship application online. The form cannot be filled out and submitted until November 1st, but qualified students can become familiar with what is required to successfully apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2014.
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JRF Alumna Organizes "42" Movie Screening

JRF Alumna Sharae Moultrie ('12) mobilized her colleagues at JPMorgan Chase’s minority affinity group, known as BOLD, to sponsor a special viewing on October 1st of Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros’ acclaimed film “42,” written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Prior to the screening, Sharae shared her personal story of the impact the Foundation has had on her life and career. Describing how the Foundation prepared her for the rigors of working in the financial sector, the University of South Carolina graduate told the crowd, "I would not be where I am today had it not been for the Jackie Robinson Foundation."
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JRF Scholar and Alumnus Chosen For Prestigious Public Service Positions

Scholar Charles Nwaogu ('14), a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, has been chosen to take part in the coveted White House Internship Program . Charles is studying Government and Arabic Language and Literature and is expected to receive degrees in both this May. The White House Internship Program is designed to cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Charles has been assigned to work in the area of African American Affairs in the Office of Public Engagement. He follows JRF Alumnus Rayshon Payton , who was awarded a White House Internship in 2013.
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