ATLANTA, February 21, 2023 (Newswire.com) - HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) SpringComing returns bigger and better for its 9th installment of festivals in both Birmingham, Alabama (March 17-19) and New York, New York (April 14-16). The one-of-a-kind event created by Lauren Grove and George A. Peters II aims to celebrate the accomplishments of influential HBCU graduates from around the country.
"As HBCU SpringComing continues to grow and evolve, we're very proud of everything we've been able to accomplish within the HBCU community through innovative and intentional events. Bridging the gap between HBCU alum and allies in the New York Tri-State area and now Birmingham, a city in the south, deeply rooted in Black excellence, is just one of the many reasons why our festival is so special and unique," said George A. Peters II, Co-founder, HBCU SpringComing. "To date, we've had over 25,000 attendees. This speaks to our team's ability to create authentic culture and conversation amongst a group of Black leaders representing the best and brightest to come out of historically Black colleges and universities."
This year, Indeed continues as the official sponsor with an expanded city-to-city event schedule officially kicking off in Birmingham during the NCAA Tournament for #MagicCityMadness. In step with their signature festivities, HBCU SpringComing will debut the newly added "Sips & Sounds: A Toast to the Living Gallery," an exclusive wine and music event to recognize HBCU alums and local leaders making change in their community. The intimate evening will also feature Grammy Award-winning singer Melanie Fiona as host, wine tastings from Black-owned wineries and more. In April, the festival will make its last stop in New York City, its original home since 2015. The three-day experience in both cities will showcase mirrored events.
"After a spectacular showing of support last year, we are excited to once again welcome the HBCU SpringComing festival to Birmingham," said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. "We want all HBCU students, alumni, supporters, and enthusiasts to feel welcome and at home here in our city. As a proud HBCU alum, I look forward to the wonderful events and programs that celebrate the love and pride for our schools and our culture. Make plans to enjoy our award-winning restaurants, elite facilities, and awe-inspiring green spaces. You'll find that Birmingham is a place to make memories that will last a lifetime."
"We're taking action to embed diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the business as integral to our mission to help all people get jobs. Our global DEIB+ team works to inspire, influence, and inform our approach by unlocking the power of our collective differences to drive innovation across teams and products," said Misty Gaither, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed.
As proud HBCU graduates, Grove (Florida A&M University) and Peters II (Morehouse College) purposefully crafted HBCU SpringComing to center giving back to help elevate generations of HBCU graduates to come. Proceeds will continue to benefit the HBCU Puissance Scholarship Fund and Birmingham Promise Foundation, founded to aid in offsetting the cost of college tuition for high school seniors bound for an HBCU. Over the last nine years, HBCU SpringComing has raised over $125,000.
"The most important part of HBCU SpringComing is giving back. We're on a mission to help strengthen Black institutions of higher learning across the country and inspire the next generation of leaders within our communities," said Lauren Grove, Co-founder, HBCU SpringComing. "Year after year, our goal remains the same. We've curated a weekend of events that not only celebrates the unique atmosphere that HBCU homecomings create but focuses on increasing contributions towards scholarships that support incoming students and their bright futures."
In addition to Indeed, other proud sponsors include the United States Tennis Association and more.
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please visit: www.hbcuspringcoming.com to register and get the full schedule.
ABOUT HBCU SPRINGCOMING:
HBCU SpringComing™ is a premiere event for HBCU graduates and allies across the country. Founded in 2015 by HBCU alums Lauren Grove (Florida A&M University) and George A. Peters II (Morehouse College) the festival focuses on the Black collegiate experience through curated events, scholarships, partnerships, panels, service activities, and more. Over the last nine years, they've expanded the event from New York City to include Birmingham, Alabama helping to bridge a gap between HBCU graduates in the northeast and southeast. Learn more at www.HBCUSpringComing.com and follow us at @HBCUSpringComing.Contact Information:
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