Jack and Jill of America Foundation celebrates 55 years of giving to support communities of color
Jack and Jill of America Foundation (JJF) marked its 55th anniversary on Monday by celebrating a year of record giving in 2022 in support of its mission to address issues affecting African American children and families. By investing in programs, JJF seeks to create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.
Texas suburb rejected diversity lessons in schools. But a federal probe may demand them.
After the Department of Education’s civil rights enforcement arm announced in November that it was investigating students’ allegations of discrimination and bullying at the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, conservative parents and politicians were outraged.
How much do you really know about Hispanic Heritage in the United States?
During National Hispanic Heritage month, KPRC 2 and Burlington are celebrating the unique stories, traditions and achievements of Hispanic-Americans by recognizing their vast contributions. But just how much do you really know about the month-long celebration? Test your Hispanic Heritage Month knowledge below! Related: Nominate a Houstonian to be featured in our ‘Voices of Houston’ series
Nominate a Houstonian to be featured in our ‘Voices of Houston’ series
HOUSTON – KPRC 2 believes the diverse people of Houston should be celebrated every day, not just one month out of the year. That’s why, as part of our decades-long mission of diversity and inclusion, we’ve created Voices of Houston, a way to recognize people, businesses and organizations making a difference in our community. We want to share your inspiring stories on the air & on our digital platforms. Please include a picture, name, email, phone number and a couple of sentences describing what makes you a great candidate. Please include a picture, contact information and a description of why you think they are a great candidate.
Texas A&M System approves $100 million scholarship fund to address "diversity issues"
The Academic Building on the Texas A&M University campus on March 26, 2018. Sharp also emphasized the need for A&M's student population to reflect that of the state. Currently, white students comprise more than half of the student population at A&M's College Station campus, while black students make up less than 4%, according to 2019 data. Hispanic and Asian students students make up 21% and 8% of the student population, respectively. Disclosure: The Texas A&M University System has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.