2021 Partners

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU is the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities and federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program.
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National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

“NGLCC is so pleased to partner with Denny’s to make a difference in communities across the country. Together we will help put the ideas of young LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs into action,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. “A vital part of our mission is to cultivate the next generation of LGBTQ+ business leaders in our community who will create lasting change across the nation.”

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. Over 1/3 of Fortune 500 recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBT-inclusive supply-chains.The LGBT business owners NGLCC represents generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, create jobs and innovate business solutions nationwide. Additionally, NGLCC is the leading public policy advocate working to include Certified LGBTBE® businesses in procurement opportunities at the federal, state and local level. NGLCC Global is expanding its reach to five continents, bridging economic opportunity and LGBTI human rights worldwide.
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Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Partners for Youth with Disabilities empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.
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The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF)

The Tom Joyner Foundation was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements.The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 20-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.
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US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC)

USPAACC is the oldest and largest national, non-profit, non-partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. The mission of USPAACC is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Asian-American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asian and Indian Subcontinent markets.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership. Alpha Kappa Alpha focuses on two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Spartanburg Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Xi Theta Lambda)

The Xi Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated seated in Spartanburg, South Carolina is partnering with Denny’s to award deserving students with academic scholarships through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College National initiative. The Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. standing on the aims of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind, Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.
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Orange County Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
(Nu Tau Lambda Community Service Corporation)

The Nu Tau Lambda Community Service Corporation (NTLCSC) is the non-profit charitable arm of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., which focuses on scholarship, programs and training and development of the membership. The mission of the Foundation is to promote scholarship and academic achievement and provide resources, services and advocacy to the global community.
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EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application

The Common Black College Application has been established to augment the marketing and recruitment efforts of HBCUs while providing the opportunity for students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different colleges.

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
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Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, develops programs and supports community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities.The Foundation has had a significant impact toward changing the face of urban minority communities. Its programs and services are dedicated to having an affirmative effect on community revitalization by: • Eliminating negative cultural barriers
• Advancing economic and social equality by engaging minorities in every aspect of their communities
• Increasing academic and innovative achievement
• Raising AIDS/HIV awareness, treatment and prevention
• Creating positive emerging leaders
• Promoting collaboration and alliance among all sectors of the community (businesses, educational institutions, legislative, community and faith-based organizations; and policymakers).A portion of the funding for the MJF comes from Magic Johnson Enterprises, a business that fosters community and economic empowerment in ethnically diverse urban communities.

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Sisters of Today and Tomorrow

The official launch of Sisters of Today and Tomorrow took place Wednesday, October 1, 2008, establishing itself as a leading grassroots organization with global connections. The New Haven, Connecticut Chapter of "Sisters of Today &Tomorrow" was developed on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the downtown New Haven Public Library, after two women volunteered for a "Sisters of Tomorrow" Conference at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, three months prior (December 28, 2009), where they committed themselves to working with youth in New Haven to build a better community. Carla Morrison currently travels back & forth to New Haven from Atlanta to conduct SOT workshops and programs.​​
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.RPC was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merging of two organizations he founded earlier, People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH, 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles,  New York, and Oakland, we work to make the American Dream a reality for all our citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.
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Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation provides youth outreach services that cultivates the next generation of responsible leaders by providing educational enrichment, mentoring, life transformation skills and global service initiatives.  We strive to be the change-agent in fostering excellence in the areas of education, health, and social well-being in urban and diverse communities; ensuring that the needs of the whole child are met.
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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Since 1982, USHLI has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, leadership development, unity, and non-partisan civic participation. To that end, USHLI can claim:
• 2.3 million newly registered voters
• 425 reports published on Latino demographics in the Almanac of Latino Politics
• 34 national conferences sponsored annually and attended by leaders representing 40 states
• Over 900,000 present and future leaders trained
• Over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships awarded

The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education and leadership development, empowering Latinos and similarly disenfranchised groups through civic engagement and research, and by maximizing participation in the electoral process.
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