Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
jerome burke foundation
Jerome Burke, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and nephew, may not have been a father himself, yet his profound love, guidance, and care extended to countless children. In his memory, the Jerome Burke Foundation pays tribute by dedicating itself to enhancing the African American community. Our focus lies in enriching economic prospects for young African American males through scholarships, mentorship, and entrepreneurial backing.
This foundation commits to awarding scholarships to graduating African American high school males who are enrolling in accredited colleges, universities, or trade schools. Additionally, we extend mentorship to these seniors throughout their freshman year of college, fostering a supportive environment for their academic journey. Moreover, our dedication includes providing entrepreneur support, empowering them to explore and embark upon entrepreneurial ventures that hold the potential to shape their futures.
Join us in this impactful mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these young men and create a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
Black college graduates have higher debt loans, on average than their counterparts. In addition, black college students are less likely than their white peers to receive tax-free gifts from their parents and grandparents. A study examining financial transfers of at least $10,000 in Black and White families between 1989 to 2013 found that only 9 percent of Black households received such a grant, compared with 32 percent of white ones.
Below is the average cost of tuition, and these figures do not include additional expenses ranging from books and supplies, housing, transportation, and meal plans.
The Foundation provides scholarships to African American Males with the hope of reducing the racial wealth gap among African American Graduates. As of December 2021, the Foundation has given out $11,000 in scholarships. Help JBF bridge the gap by donating today!