Founded in 1864 by a group of slaves, Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, known affectionately as The Rock, is the oldest African-American church in Dallas County (TX) and has partnered with The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) in a new venture to help the congregation’s future college students attend and continue their enrollment in one of America’s Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs). Together, these historic organizations will complement each other to further the cause of #HBCUSurvival, a new TJF initiative.
In its inaugural year, The Rock Project will work with TJF in a series of special events and activities.
June 11 – Youth Honors Day – Announcement of the Campaign
June 24 – 153th Anniversary Celebration and 25th McGlover Choralaires Reunion Musical
July 16-22 – Annual College Tour, 2017 Destination: Washington, DC
October 29 – HBCU College Fair
December – Month-long EOY Scholarship Drive
February – Celebration of HBCUs in America
May – End of School Year Scholarship Drive
June 10, 2018 – Scholarship Award Ceremony
SPECIAL NOTE: The Tom Joyner Foundation will collect funds for the scholarship awards. Decisions about the distribution of the scholarships will be made by a committee of the congregation. And 100% of all funds donated will be maintained in the scholarship account with no administrative fees or charges.