HBCU Information Network and Cox Communications Partner to Provide School Supplies to Pensacola Youth
Pensacola, FL and Orlando, FL − The HBCU Information Network (HBCUIn) and Cox Communications (http://www.cox.com) have teamed up to provide backpacks, reading materials and school supplies to underprivileged school kids in Pensacola, Florida. HBCUIn was granted a sponsorship for the Annual Summer Bash starting on July 20, 2012. Anyone interested in supporting the Summer Bash can visit.
This school supply giveaway is a part of HBCUIn’s Youth Initiative program, one of its seven key programs, which promotes literacy and provides students with school supplies. During the Summer Bash, HBCUIn will provide backpacks with notebooks, pens and pencils, binders and folders as well as calculators, compasses and protractors for older students. The overall goal is to provide 500 students with a fully stocked backpack to last them throughout the entire academic year.
“We are looking forward to providing students in the Escambia County Public School System with the essential tools they need to again succeed in the classroom,” says Grover C. Fields, President and Founder of HBCUIn. “We can’t achieve our goal without the support of the community and corporations. So, I encourage everyone interested in donating to visit hbcuin.org/Pensacola.”
About HBCU Information Network
HBCU Information Network (HBCUIn), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation aimed at educating high school students on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as their ongoing purpose within the community and continual economic impact of their student body, both past and present. HBCUIn has seven key programs: Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID); ACT/SAT Test Preparation; Career Champion; Financial Fitness; Students Trying, Achieving, and Reaching Success (STARS); Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and our Youth Initiative. For more information visit www.hbcuin.org.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity seven times, including the last six years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.