UNCF: A ‘Strong Voice’ for Federal Investment with Trump Administration

In 2017, President Donald J. Trump and new members of Congress assumed office in Washington, DC. Our federal policymakers face innumerable social and economic challenges. However, we can all agree that educational opportunity, which leads to a good job, better health, greater civic engagement and a higher quality of life, matters to people—white and black, Democrats and Republicans, in rural communities and inner cities, in the heartland and sunbelt. Providing a quality education for all Americans—and especially our most vulnerable children and students—is a bipartisan cause.

UNCF believes that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Over the next two years, UNCF will be a strong voice for federal investment in African American education, including our 37-member HBCUs and the students they serve. We will work with new policymakers in the Trump Administration and Congress to accomplish our education public policy goals, so that every African American student enjoys a successful journey from elementary school to high school to college and career.

UNCF has issued a report on its views on public policy priorities for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress. UNCF will support polices that improve the college readiness of African American students; to provide early and personalized college advising that includes financial aid information; that simplify and streamline the federal student aid process; and other efforts that help ensure that students obtain the postsecondary education and workforce skills they need to be successful in today’s economy. 

Read the full policy report here: Public Policy Priorities for the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress