The Raise Florida HBCU and Higher Education Network is dedicated to supporting the community through collaborative strategies designed to build sustainable resources for research and innovative practices that enhance the work of our coalition partners, and advance the policy agenda of RFN and SRABC. The HBCU and Higher Education network seeks to develop a policy research process that engages and encourages students to lift their voices around asset building. By bridging the HBCUs and other higher education network to create a comprehensive strategy in accomplishing and establishing best practices.
The importance of Florida’s HBCUs in the asset-building work of the Raise Florida Network (RFN) is significant. Each of the HBCUs have a long and storied history of being involved with the very socioeconomic demographic targeted by RFN’s stated goals. Like most other Black colleges, Florida’s HBCUs were created in response to the need to educate and empower hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of legally emancipated Americans of African descent throughout the Southern regions of the United States.
Through the collaborative partnerships with HBCUs, other colleges and universities, talent and resources can be leveraged to build a stronger network.
HBCU and Higher Education Network Colleges and Universities: