Academic Scholarships – Each year, the Foundation awards cash scholarships to local, college-bound high school seniors who have excelled academically and in the community.
“Go-to-High School, Go-to-College” – This program promotes academic excellence and higher education. Through a unique partnership with the Dallas and Richardson Independent School Districts, the encouragement begins at the elementary grade levels. Each week, Sankofa Foundation volunteers participate in mentoring and tutoring activities at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Learning Center in Dallas. The Foundation also assists high school students with expenses for college tours and funds individual requests for finanicla aid for educational purposes.
Voter Registration & Education Program – “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” is our ongoing campaign to promote political action by registering and educating voters. Special emphasis is on young voters (ages 18 to 25) to increase their awareness of important political issues. Successful voter registration drives and campaigns have proven to be a true catalyst for encouraging young adults to become aware of important local and national issues.