Federal Policy & Advocacy
"Democracy is never a final achievement. It is a call to an untiring effort."
—John F. Kennedy
UNCF’s Federal Policy and Advocacy work is centered on one simple yet powerful commitment: To invest in better futures for our young people by making sure that the needs of students of color and the colleges and universities they attend top the agenda whenever policymakers set education priorities.
Our efforts center on two key goals:
1) Ensuring lawmakers have the information they need to make smart, well-informed decisions about UNCF students and member HBCUs, and
2) Ensuring our stakeholders—like you—have the information and tools they need to make their voices heard.
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. Read UNCF’s Public Policy Priorities for the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress.