The Tom Joyner Foundation and The HBCU App have teamed up this 2017 CIAA Tournament to give away a scholarship. To apply just complete the form below. Entries will be accepted from February 22nd – February 26th. #CIAA2017
NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dark and Lovely, the brand that caters to the hair care and styling needs of women of color, celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a commemorative event in New York City, yesterday. The festivities which, highlighted Dark and Lovely’s rich heritage and impact within the African American community, was attended by leading beauty media and influencers.
Dark and Lovely was introduced 45 years ago as the first hair color product formulated specifically for African American women. Now, decades later, Dark and Lovely has grown to include a complete collection of deep conditioning treatments, shampoos, fade-resistant hair colors, relaxers, stylers and a full line of products specifically designed for naturally curly hair. Most recently Dark and Lovely Au Naturale, which takes the guesswork out of styling and caring for natural hair, was introduced to consumers with curly, wavy, kinky and coiled hair textures.
“Since its inception in 1972, Dark and Lovely has helped women of color embrace their unique and highly individual styles, by offering innovative products and technology exclusively designed to meet their needs,” said Melinda Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Dark and Lovely. “Regardless of hair type – whether naturally curly, straight, color-treated or in a protective style – we pride ourselves on offering an array of regimens and treatments to manage these hair styles and textures.”
“I am thrilled to be able to help Dark and Lovely celebrate their 45th anniversary and I am so excited to be the newest brand ambassador,” said actress Teyonah Parris. “I grew up using Dark and Lovely products and I’m so proud to be able to represent the brand as an ambassador. It is a privilege to celebrate this significant milestone during Black History Month.”
As part of the Young Women with a Purpose Project, and in partnership with The Tom Joyner Foundation, the brand awarded five dynamic students with scholarships totaling $10,000 and assigned them to L’Oréal USA senior-level executives, who will serve as mentors throughout the school year. Scholarship winners include: Ashani Scales of Delaware State University, Renea Young of Mississippi Valley State University, Hollye Weekes of Wiley College, as well as Kimberly Burton and Cherise McAdoo of Hampton University.
Thomas Joyner Jr., president and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation, said this program is a great opportunity for these students. “We’re really glad that these outstanding students from HBCUs are getting a once-in-lifetime experience to get scholarships to help them complete their education, and to get mentors who will help them succeed today – and in their careers.”
In this anniversary year, Dark and Lovely has also launched two new collections: Dark and Lovely Color-Gloss Ultra Radiant Color Crème, a no-ammonia natural-looking hair color infused with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Pomegranate, that gives natural looking color, while delivering a glossy shine—and Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Clumping Curl Clay Cleanser and Clumping Curl Crème Gel, a care and styling duo formulated with Coconut Oil and Argan Oil, to help define naturally curly hair and reduce frizz.
“Reflecting back on the past 45 years fills me with tremendous pride,” says Erica Bowen, Senior Vice President, Marketing, L’Oreal USA Multi-Cultural Beauty Division. “This brand has been a staple within the African American community; and we are proud to have established a long-lasting, trusted relationship with our core consumer. While we celebrate Dark and Lovely’s rich heritage, we’re excited to continue to elevate the brands innovation and offerings to meet the growing needs of women of color.”
“To have 45 years of excellence, to have 45 years of beauty, to have 45 years of empowerment – that’s what Dark and Lovely is,” said actress and singer Demetria McKinney. “To be a brand ambassador for this brand has been an awesome, awesome journey!”
For more information about Dark and Lovely, visit DarkAndLovely.com or follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Also, follow the trend with #WEAREDARKANDLOVELY.
Name: David J. Davis
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Math and Computer Info Systems
David Davis is a junior, Math and Computer Information Systems Major from New Orleans,
Louisiana. David is the future owner of a technology company and plans to make a difference by
ensuring that every school and household is connected. At SUNO, this honor student finds time
to be a peer tutor, volunteer in the community and encourage others. The most influential
people in David’s life are his parents, who keep him grounded and inspired.
The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, are showing their love for first-generation college students with the launch of the “Tom Joyner Foundation – Denny’s First Generation College Scholarship Road to Success Fundraiser.”
Between March 1 and June 30, customers at participating Denny’s restaurants and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from around the country will be able to donate to the scholarship fund. Details of the “Road to Success” fundraiser will be available at participating Denny’s restaurants as well promoted through traditional, online and social media. The Foundation and Denny’s have set up methods in which supporters may donate to the campaign via:
- Online: Scroll below to make a donation
- Text to Donate: Using a smartphone, text “Dennys” to number 41444 to make a donation to the fund for any amount.
- Just ask your server at your local Denny’s about how you can participate
Students at select HBCUs will be able to apply for the scholarships starting Sept. 1, 2017 on this website. Follow the online application instructions. The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in December 2017.The selected HBCUs, along with the eligibility requirements for each scholarship, will be announced at that time, along with the following restrictions:
- Eligible students must have already applied to an accredited HBCU and be admitted to be considered for the scholarship, or, they must already be registered as a full-time student;
- Must be a United States citizen;
- Must have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
- Must complete a FAFSA and apply all other awarded grants and scholarships to be considered;
- Complete the TJF/Denny’s First Generation Scholarship application.
“It is so important for these first generation students to have a chance to get an education,” said Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and founder/chairman of the Foundation. “And, I’m particularly excited that they will have the chance to attend an HBCU.”
The Foundation and Denny’s have been longtime partners on various projects, including the brand’s ‘Hungry for Education’ scholarship program, which launched in 2013 as part of Denny’s continued commitment to help fight childhood hunger and promote education. To date, Denny’s has awarded more than $500,000 in combined scholarships to deserving elementary, high school and college students across the country.
The fundraiser was formally announced at the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live, televised via TV One from Los Angeles. April Kelly-Drummond, director, diversity affairs and multicultural engagement for Denny’s, said: “We love working with the Tom Joyner Foundation and are particularly excited to assist first-generation college students,” she said. “We know that if these students can get a chance at an education, they will have greater opportunities to pursue their career interests and contribute to their communities in many different ways.”
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that in the 2011-2012 academic year nearly a third of the undergraduates in colleges and universities were the first in their families to go to college. NCES also points out that over a lifetime, an average worker with a bachelor’s degree can earn $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary degree.
The Postsecondary National Policy Institute says that many first generation students have lower household median incomes and greater financial needs than those who have at least one parent who has attended college. Additionally, the percentage of first-generation students borrowing federal money has more than doubled over the past 20 years.
Take a look at the commercial below that will air this weekend on the 2017 NAACP Image Awards, February 11.
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Name: Ervin Malik Simmons
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Major: Mathematics / Spanish Minor
Classification/ GPA: Junior 3.57
Ervin transferred to SUNO and plans to attend medical school and specialize in infectious diseases. This honor student finds time to volunteer at a local community center, founded SUNO’s first gay-straight alliance which he is the President, serves as Junior Class Senator to the SGA, and still maintains a 3.57 GPA.
The most influential person in Ervin’s life is his mother who has provided the strength and direction for him to move forward.
TJF/ Job Corps Program Administrator (Full Time)
JC-2Y-4Y-WORK- – is a newly formed education, enrichment, and recreation program serving targeted Job Corps (JC) participant with the greatest potential for the collegiate experience and higher education completion. JC-2Y-4Y-WORK Program provides an environment conducive for Job Corps participant to enjoy and successfully complete college and enter the workforce with competency and support to be self-sustaining. Established in 2016, JC-2Y-4Y-WORK is a partnership including Job Corps, The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF), participating college/universities and the private sector.
Position Focus: The Program Administrator (PA) is the leader of the site-based teams with the JC-2Y-4Y-WORK program. The PA has two campus coordinators who facilitate related activities and report back. Together, the team is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure that supports the Job Corps student participants from the last two years in JC, through complete of college and the first two years of workforce experiences. The PA is also directly responsible for all aspects of JC student participation that takes place on the campus. Mobility and the ability to drive are required.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Masters degree plus six to eight years of High School collegiate teaching/work experience M.A in Education, Counseling
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with eight to ten years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
1: Superb writing and editorial skills with the ability to assist with design and creation of print and web-based materials
2. Ability to think both strategically and creatively, take initiative, and anticipate actions needed. Ability to regularly exercise discretion, use independent judgment, and be a team player
3: Excellent attention to detail with the ability to conceptualize steps involved in implementing programs and events as well as seeing the bigger picture
4: Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Excel or databases
5: Excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to relate to people inside and outside of education arena, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, graduate students and undergraduates through the design and implementation of the program.
Description of Duties
- In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities
- To supervise and support JC-2Y-4Y-WORK site staff on their campus under direct supervision of the Traveling Program Supervisor
- To assist staff in embedding the vision, mission & philosophy of JC-2Y-4Y-WORKinto the daily implementation practices at the site
- To assist in the recruitment, selection and hiring process for site staff
- To ensure that staff understand and comply with all LA’s BEST/LAUSD policies and procedures
- To conduct annual performance reflections around successes and areas for improvement with site staff.
- To ensure that all staff understand and are able to execute site-based emergency safety procedures.
2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures
3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program
4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans
5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program
6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program
7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications
8. Assists with the development and management of the program’s operating budget
9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program, manages human resources including supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted
10. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs
11. To manage the site budget including personnel payroll and supply purchase
12. To be flexible and maintain a sense of humor
13. May perform other duties as assigned.
- Available to work 9:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Eligible to accept fingerprinting and criminal record check
- Willing to work evenings and weekends (on occasion).
- Willing to travel to between JC and collegiate sites trainings and events.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance
Minimum 8-10 years
This position reports to the TJF Director of College Relations and will be based in Dallas, Texas but requires travel to the Austin, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi areas.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Additional duties and responsibilities, that are not inconsistent with the general nature of the position, may be assigned by the President as needed.
Candidates possessing the required professional experience & background should submit their resume along with references via email to:
Application deadline : 2/17/2017
The Tom Joyner Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Name: Clinton S. Givens
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Classification / GPA : Senior 3.7 GPA
Clinton Givens is a senior, Biology Major with a Chemistry Minor from New Orleans, Louisiana.
This non-traditional honor student is a detective with the New Orleans Police Department, where he has served for the last 19 years.
Clinton will attend medical school and focus on emergency room care after SUNO.
The most influential person in this future doctor’s life is his mother who has encouraged him and been his rock.
His motto is taken from his mother: “Never let the fear of failure stop you from trying.”