Organization says “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!”
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Acknowledging that education is the key to opportunity in America, a portion of virtually every dollar people spend can be converted into a scholarship fund to support Black Higher Education. The Educate Black America initiative uses cause marketing through online shopping from its web site, www.am-blk-coll.com, to sell the best products and services at the same prices found at other web sites with one important difference and advantage.
Every purchase from the Educate Black America Shopping site contributes to underwrite scholarships that include K-12, college, post secondary trade and career, distance learning, as well as management and professional studies.
Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, noted human and civil rights advocate, said as national spokesperson for Educate Black America that, “Educating Black America is something we must do, can do, and should do.”
If everybody does their part and their share, the TRILLION DOLLARS spent by consumers and businesses in Black America and other supporters of Black Higher Education can generate a $100 Million fund. The goal will be met if $1 out of every $10,000 spent can be leveraged through the Educate Black America initiative, according to Alvin J. Lee, founder and former Fortune 500 executive.
“Shoppers can choose from top American retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, Walmart, Advance Auto, Office Depot and many more. Educate Black America Shopping has products and services for you, your house, your car, your family, your pets and your business.”
The program has been expanded with two new features, EBA Travel and Appleseed.
EBA Travel can handle all personal and business travel needs and converts a portion of travel expenses to scholarships when travel arrangements are made through the EBA Travel link on the Educate Black America home page. All EBA Travel arrangements are made through marketing partnerships with industry leading travel providers such as Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, and Enterprise.
Appleseed is an exciting and innovative new development that makes it possible for people, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits to earn cash and scholarships. ABC Ventures is hiring marketing interns in local markets across the country to promote and support Educate Black America.
Supporters can keep current on Educate Black America through pages on Facebook, and Twitter. For more info, visit www.am-blk-coll.com
About ABC Ventures
ABC Ventures, a Baltimore, MD corporate development group is the management company for America’s Black Colleges Fund, Inc. The company, staffed by former Fortune 500 executives and managers, specializes in cause marketing initiatives that build corporate bottom line results and generate significant financial support of important social causes. In addition to the Educate Black America initiative, the company has developed Park Walk America, www.parkwalkamerica.com, to promote better health, better fitness, better parks, and a better environment. The funds generated from Park Walk America will be used to help America’s financially strapped parks and recreational areas.
Photo Caption: The late former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was the national spokesperson for Educate Black America until her death in 2005.