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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Join First Lady at Special “42” Screening and Panel Discussion

Six Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars were among those attending a special White House screening and panel discussion of the movie “42” on April 2. Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and accompanied by Jackie Robinson Foundation President and CEO Della Britton Baeza, JRF Scholars Rashawn Davis (Georgetown ’14), Adrienne Edwards(Penn ’13), Kyle Hutzler (Yale ’14), Jamille Jamison(Howard ’15), Kyle Nichols (Howard ’16) and Danielle Pingue (Princeton ’13) joined 80 students to watch the movie and listen as “42” writer-director Brian Helgeland, cast members Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman and JRF Founder Rachel Robinson shared their insights about the film’s genesis and the enormous impact the iconic Jackie Robinson had on this nation’s history.
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JRF Scholar Shares Opinions Worthy of National Media Outlet

Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholar and Yale Junior Kyle Hutzler is making his voice heard nationwide. The Huffington Post news website has featured Kyle’s entries in its Washington, D.C., section. Kyle’s latest blog offers “8 suggestions to save the Washington Post”. Writes Hutzler, The Post's chief failure is that it has steadfastly remained a metropolitan newspaper in a world in which only national or local papers will remain viable.
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JRF Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards at 2013 Mentoring and Leadership Conference

Four JRF Scholars and an alumnae received extraordinary recognition during this year’s Mentoring and Leadership Conference, accepting cash awards for their academic performance and exemplary service to their communities.
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JRF Bestows Coveted Awards on Four Trailblazers

At a star-studded gala held at the Waldorf=Astoria on Monday, March 4th, the Jackie Robinson Foundation presented its coveted 2013 ROBIE Awards to a group of distinguished leaders in the field of business, education and entertainment. The iconic event paid tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson, and raised funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. JRF provides generous, four-year college scholarships, graduate school grants, and comprehensive mentoring services to academically-distinguished minority students with financial need and leadership capacity.


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Special Web Section: 2013 Annual Scholars’ Mentoring and Leadership Conference held Feb. 28 - March 4th

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Mentoring and Leadership Conference (MLC) is the hallmark of JRF’s model program. This year’s conference was held in New York City from February 28th to March 4th . The theme is “Legacy” and JRF Scholars took part in four days of developmental workshops, career exploration seminars, meetings with key public and private sector leaders, cultural and recreational outings and practical life skills classes. The Conference also provided a unique opportunity for JRF sponsors to interact with Scholars in both professional and social settings.
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JRF President and CEO Receives the Amtrak Pioneer Award at Special NY Knicks Ceremony

Before a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, Jackie Robinson President and CEO Della Britton Baeza was presented with the Amtrak Pioneer Award for her outstanding community contributions and leadership of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The award ceremony held on Sunday, February 24th, was part of the month-long Black History celebration and is presented to an individual who initiates change for the betterment of their community in which they live through their job, volunteerism or by creating new charities and community programs.
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2013 Robie Award Winners Announced

The Jackie Robinson Foundation announces the recipients of the 2013 ROBIE Awards, which will be presented at its Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 pm at New York’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. Hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
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Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson!

Google, the #1 destination on the internet, commemorated the birthday of the baseball and civil rights legend Jack Roosevelt Robinson with a Google Doodle on the homepage of search engine.
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JRF Mourns Death of Longtime Staffer Sheila Sykes

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is sad to announce the passing of long time JRF employee Sheila Sykes following a brief illness. Sheila joined the JRF family in 1994 as an intern and was soon hired full time as Program Associate.
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Team Owner and Author Jerry Colangelo and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson Receive Coveted Chairman’s Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation presented its Chairman’s Award to two giants in the sporting world. Team owner and author Jerry Colangelo and baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson were honored at the annual birthday celebration for Jackie Robinson.
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