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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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JRF Staffer's Got Game!

For over a half a dozen years, Damian Travier, JRF’s Director of Mentoring and Leadership Programs, has competed in the ZogSports’ basketball league playing at various venues in New York City. Unlike many leagues, ZogSports’ athletes not only play for the glory, but they also play for a cause.
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Jackie Robinson Movie Slated to Open April 12, 2013

Click here for a thrilling peek at feature film “42,” starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman , depicting Jackie Robinson’s historic entry into Major League Baseball that changed America’s greatest pastime and laid the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.
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JRF Hosts an Evening with MSNBC’s Touré

Novelist, essayist and cultural critic Touré shared his unique perspective on national politics, race and the fiscal cliff at a special event on December 6th at JRF headquarters. The co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle”, with his pull-no-punches comments, addressed the audience of close to 75 talented young leaders from various industries.
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JRF Mourns Death of Jazz Great and Foundation Friend Dave Brubeck

The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the death of jazz musician Dave Brubeck who passed away on Wednesday, December 5th in Norwalk, Conn. Brubeck and his quartet attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk". The group performed in many of JRF’s “Afternoon of Jazz” concerts including the first one in 1963. Brubeck was 91.
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JRF Hosts Webinar for National Urban League Staff and Affiliates

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted a webinar for National Urban League (NUL) staffers and its affiliates to provide members of the historic civil rights organization with insight into JRF’s highly successful mentoring and leadership program and application process. The NUL is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based organization of its kind dedicated to economic empowerment.
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JRF Receives Proceeds from BMO Capital Markets’ Equity Through Education Trading Day

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a proud recipient of funds raised during BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Trading Day initiative held on October 3rd. Since its launch in 2005, the program has raised over 12 million dollars for North American charities.
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Jackie Robinson Foundation College Scholarship Application Now Available

High school seniors who embrace the vision and values embodied in the life of baseball and civil rights great Jackie Robinson are encouraged to apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation College Scholarship. The application is now available online by Clicking here.
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