Carrying on the Legacy of Jackie Robinson
March 3, 2014-With over 1400 alumni on its roster, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) recognized 42 of its former Scholars under the age of 40 at a special ceremony in New York City for their exemplary contributions in the workplace and in their communities. “We have so many outstanding JRF Scholars and alumni” said President and CEO Della Britton Baeza, “and, beginning this year, we want to salute some of our alumni who serve as extraordinary role models to our present Scholars and alumni who come after them.”
JRF’s “42 Under 40″ Distinguished Alumni span a variety of careers and engage in a vast array of civic activities and community service across the country.
Click here for a list of this year’s honorees.
About Jackie Robinson Foundation
Established in 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is the nation’s premier higher education and leadership development program. Transcending financial assistance, the Foundation equips its scholarship recipients with a comprehensive set of support services including internship placement, career guidance, and practical life skills, resulting in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for minority students. The over 1,400 JRF alumni are both leaders in their professional fields and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy of community service. This 2013-2014 academic year, JRF is providing generous financial aid and program support to 200 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars representing 30 states and the District of Columbia and enrolled in 87 different colleges and universities across the country.