Williams-Franklin Foundation

Williams-Franklin Foundation Providing scholarships to HBCU students and mentoring opportunities. The Williams-Franklin Foundation was born out of a true love and personal affiliation with Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCS’s).
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Co-founders, Dwight and LaShelle (Williams) Franklin were both raised to know the importance of “being of service to others”. However, this concept was crystalized in the educational and service-driven community at Howard University (HU), their alma mater. Since HU, the Franklins have integrated what they’ve learned through volunteer work and supporting many charitable organizations. In recent years, the Franklins began to devote more of their philanthropic efforts to the financial needs of HU students. And, and in 2014, they formed the Williams-Franklin Foundation to invite others to align their dollars with their passion for HBCU students. They believe that through collective effort, shared responsibility and meaningful networking, “we can change the trajectory of a student’s life”. The Franklins, used their own seed money to launch the foundation and in a very short time, raised thousands of dollars that has touched the lives of many HBCU students.

Co-founders, Dwight and LaShelle (Williams) Franklin were both raised to know the importance of “being of service to others”. However, this concept was crystalized in the educational and service-driven community at Howard University (HU), their alma mater. Since HU, the Franklins have integrated what they’ve learned through volunteer work and supporting many charitable organizations. In recent years, the Franklins began to devote more of their philanthropic efforts to the financial needs of HU students. And, and in 2014, they formed the Williams-Franklin Foundation to invite others to align their dollars with their passion for HBCU students. They believe that through collective effort, shared responsibility and meaningful networking, “we can change the trajectory of a student’s life”. The Franklins, used their own seed money to launch the foundation and in a very short time, raised thousands of dollars that has touched the lives of many HBCU students.

Mission: The mission of the Williams-Franklin Foundation is to provide academic scholarships, business/career networking and mentoring opportunities to HBCU students with extreme financial need.

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11/09/2020

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
- Oprah Winfrey

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11/09/2020

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11/08/2020

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11/05/2020

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11/03/2020

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11/03/2020

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Trump Executive Order Could Make HBCUs Ineligible for Nearly All Federal FundingRead article here: https://bit.ly/2TMM1z...
11/02/2020

Trump Executive Order Could Make HBCUs Ineligible for Nearly All Federal Funding

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10/29/2020

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NBA star Chris Paul has enrolled at Winston-Salem State University, a North Carolina historically Black college, where h...
10/28/2020

NBA star Chris Paul has enrolled at Winston-Salem State University, a North Carolina historically Black college, where he will take a class and encourage students to get to the polls.

Read more via https://bit.ly/3iw1pdZ

10/27/2020

Brandon DePassNorth Carolina A&T Graduate Donates to students in need in the new online school area.

You can donate today too at www.wmsfranklinfoundatio.org/donate

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Kamala Harris speaks about forgiving student loan debt to HBCU students. Their plan is to invest about 100 billion dolla...
10/22/2020

Kamala Harris speaks about forgiving student loan debt to HBCU students. Their plan is to invest about 100 billion dollars with low-interest loans to small businesses in black and brown communities.

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See how your donations help!The Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) seeks corporate sponsors to partner with us to provid...
10/21/2020

See how your donations help!
The Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) seeks corporate sponsors to partner with us to provide financial support, internships, and other in-kind donations

https://bit.ly/2R09RXz

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The National Science Foundation awarded $2.4 million to support the Broadening Participation Research Center for the Dev...
10/20/2020

The National Science Foundation awarded $2.4 million to support the Broadening Participation Research Center for the Development of Identity and Motivation of African American Students in STEM. Howard University will lead the Center, which entails collaboration with Morehouse College, Winston-Salem State University, and Coppin State University.

Read More via https://bit.ly/3nkeCKk

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10/15/2020

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SUPPORT WILLIAMS-FRANKLIN FOUNDATION THROUGH AMAZONSMILEIf you shop on #Amazon, please take a moment to link your Amazon...
10/14/2020

SUPPORT WILLIAMS-FRANKLIN FOUNDATION THROUGH AMAZONSMILE

If you shop on #Amazon, please take a moment to link your Amazon account to support Williams-Franklin Foundation. #AmazonSmile will donate a portion of eligible purchases to Williams-Franklin Foundation at no additional cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and select the Williams-Franklin Foundation as your charity of choice. From then on, be sure to check out via smile.amazon.com (your items will be saved in your cart).

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Scholarship Eligibility: African-AmericanCollege Junior or Senior with a declared major leading to a career as a mental ...
10/13/2020

Scholarship Eligibility:

African-American
College Junior or Senior with a declared major leading to a career as a mental health clinician/provider or,
Aspiring or Current Graduate Student, Doctorate Graduate
Major in psychology, psychiatry, family counseling, social work, or a related field that focuses on mental health
GPA 3.0 or greater

Enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university
Awards: We will award six (6) $10,000 scholarships for the Spring 2021 term.

Deadline: November 2, 2020

Application: Visit our website here and click on the BLHF Scholarship Application.

Preview: For an essay question preview and required documents, click here: https://bit.ly/3jZVUpi

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Homefield Apparel and HBCU #Gameday are excited to debut a new partnership with Homefield Apparel North Carolina A&T Sta...
10/07/2020

Homefield Apparel and HBCU #Gameday are excited to debut a new partnership with Homefield Apparel

North Carolina A&T State University is the first #HBCU to work with the company. Its apparel is fully-licensed by the University. Ten percent of proceeds from the A&T apparel line will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Who and what can get us through this pandemic? Is it your family, authorities, or social media? On the contrary, it's yo...
10/06/2020

Who and what can get us through this pandemic? Is it your family, authorities, or social media? On the contrary, it's you. This is a time to reflect. It is a time for us to take a break and think about ourselves, our identity, and our purpose in life. When will another opportunity like this come?

Make the world a better place. But first, change your mindset. Read more via https://bit.ly/2R2C3Ju

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"Building relationships with companies like Fifth Third Bank is absolutely imperative as we strive to create a more just...
10/02/2020

"Building relationships with companies like Fifth Third Bank is absolutely imperative as we strive to create a more just and equitable society, and it holds even more importance given the economic and public health burdens of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on communities of color," U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina said in a statement.

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09/30/2020
Williams-Franklin Foundation Hosted a Virtual Concert with Kenny Lattimore

Under its Raise Your Hand campaign, the Williams-Franklin Foundation hosted a SPECTACULAR virtual #fundraiser concert with special guest #singer, Kenny Lattimore last Saturday night.

Some of our guests enjoyed this virtual show via date night, girls night, and even hosting social distance watch parties!

In addition to hearing Mr. Lattimore’s top hit #songs and R&B classics, we had an opportunity to learn a bit about his experience at Howard University, what inspires his music, his take on fatherhood, and his humanitarian efforts.

THANK YOU to all who donated and participated in the event; without you, we would not be able to do what we do.

For those of you who missed it, enjoy the whole clip on our YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/_l7hfciJjUA). PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! We hope you enjoy the clip from the event.

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Under its Raise Your Hand campaign, the Williams-Franklin Foundation hosted a SPECTACULAR virtual fundraiser concert with special guest singer, Kenny Lattimo...

Join the Williams-Franklin Foundation tonight and watch our virtual #fundraiser concert with Kenny Lattimore.Get your ti...
09/26/2020

Join the Williams-Franklin Foundation tonight and watch our virtual #fundraiser concert with Kenny Lattimore.

Get your tickets while you still can!

www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org or https://bit.ly/2QAjEmY

Those of you attending the #concert, share your pictures with us at [email protected], Tag, or go LIVE!

Be sure to tag Kenny Lattimore @officialkennylattimore and @wmsfranklinfoundation

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09/24/2020

The Williams-Franklin Foundation Presents:

Kenny Lattimore Virtual Fundraiser Concert!

Purchase your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2QAjEmY or https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org

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Abrianna Canyon, expected class of 2023, is originally from #Los Angeles, California. She is studying #Marketing at @How...
09/23/2020

Abrianna Canyon, expected class of 2023, is originally from #Los Angeles, California. She is studying #Marketing at @Howard University, where she currently has a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation, #Abriannacanyon would like to work in #marketing and #advertising to create a platform that will address and challenge the current ways images can systematically shift preconceived notions that negatively affect our society.

Visit: www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org to learn more about the foundation.

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Join the Williams-Franklin Foundation in our next #raiseyourhandWff Fundraiser with Kenny Lattimore!Washington, DC nativ...
09/22/2020

Join the Williams-Franklin Foundation in our next #raiseyourhandWff Fundraiser with Kenny Lattimore!

Washington, DC native GRAMMY-nominated #singer and #songwriter Kenny Lattimore is performing several songs to help raise money for the Williams-Franklin Foundation.


Get your tickets today via https://bit.ly/2QAjEmY or go to www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org.
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Who has the most success preparing Black students for careers in science? Historically Black Colleges and Universities."...
09/18/2020

Who has the most success preparing Black students for careers in science? Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

"People know who you are and what you're capable of at a very early stage," said Isaiah Speight.

Read article via https://bit.ly/2R2C3Ju
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#KennyLattimore uses his life and platform as a tool to inspire others to pursue excellence and elevate the positive con...
09/18/2020

#KennyLattimore uses his life and platform as a tool to inspire others to pursue excellence and elevate the positive conversation about art, culture, family, and faith.

Join us for an evening of entertainment with GRAMMY-nominated #singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore!

Order your tickets today: www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org

"Never underestimate the power of giving back to your community."–KL

Kenny Lattimore #virtualconcert #wffscholarship

09/16/2020

Williams-Franklin Foundation Sponsor: Dr. Tori Robinson's Testimony talks about why she donates regularly.
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"We can change the trajectory of a student's life" – #ShelleywilliamsFranklinThe mission of the Williams-Franklin Founda...
09/15/2020

"We can change the trajectory of a student's life" – #ShelleywilliamsFranklin

The mission of the Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) is to provide academic scholarships, business/career networking, and mentoring opportunities to HBCU students with extreme financial need. Please help us continue today, tomorrow, and years to come

View our story: http://ow.ly/tQCw50zAddT

For tickets go to www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org

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The Williams-Franklin Foundation is making positive changes in our young students in today’s new world. Together with sp...
09/14/2020

The Williams-Franklin Foundation is making positive changes in our young students in today’s new world. Together with sponsors our numbers have grown and we are happy to announce we have tallied:
- 59 Awardees,
- 303 Applicants,
- 39 HSBC's,
- 34 States, and
- 11 Countries.

To view all our awardees visit: www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/awardees

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The largest scholarship investment it has ever received, as well as the largest aggregate gift to date given to historic...
09/10/2020
Bloomberg donates $100M to HBCU schools with goal of increasing number of Black doctors in US

The largest scholarship investment it has ever received, as well as the largest aggregate gift to date given to historically Black medical schools from a single source.

About 800 students attending Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine, Los Angeles' Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, Washington's Howard University College of Medicine, and Nashville's Meharry Medical College will be awarded about $100,000 per student over the next four years.

http://ow.ly/3zjI50BnzUj

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The $100 million grant isn't just for student loans. "More Black doctors will mean more Black lives saved," Bloomberg said.

09/09/2020

The Williams-Franklin Foundation Presents:
#raiseyourhandwff #fundraiser Kenny Lattimore Virtual Concert!

Washington, DC native grammy award-nominated #singer and #songwriter Kenny Lattimore is performing several songs to help raise money for the @Williams-Franklin Foundation.

Just like LaShelle & Dwight Franklin
@Kenny Lattimore also attended Howard University, and they share a common belief in investing in our student's future to achieve greatness.

Get your tickets today via (link) or go to www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org.

"By facilitating access to creative fine arts and dynamic mentors, we can spark the creativity and motivation that our young people need to change the trajectory of their lives and the course of their destiny." – KL

09/09/2020
Kenny Lattimore Virtual Concert!

The Williams-Franklin Foundation Presents:
#raiseyourhandwff #fundraiser Kenny Lattimore Virtual Concert!

Washington, DC native grammy award-nominated #singer and #songwriter Kenny Lattimore is performing several songs to help raise money for the @Williams-Franklin Foundation.

Just like LaShelle & Dwight Franklin
Kenny Lattimore also attended Howard University, and they share a common belief in investing in our student's future to achieve greatness.

Get your tickets today via www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org.

"By facilitating access to creative fine arts and dynamic mentors, we can spark the creativity and motivation that our young people need to change the trajectory of their lives and the course of their destiny." – KL

The Boyd Initiative Aims To Bridge The Gap Between Black College Students And Ad LandNearly 80 students applied to parti...
08/27/2020
The Boyd Initiative Aims To Bridge The Gap Between Black College Students And Ad Land | AdExchanger

The Boyd Initiative Aims To Bridge The Gap Between Black College Students And Ad Land
Nearly 80 students applied to participate in less than three weeks after the program launched. To start, Golus is running a series of five free classes throughout August on Zoom with a group of 20 students from Howard University, Morehouse College, Grambling State University, Spelman College, Hampton University, Tennessee State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Read more via https://bit.ly/3g5WEX9

#theboydinitiative #HBCU #pepsi #diversity #equalityandinclusion

The Boyd Initiative is an educational program to introduce the media and advertising industry to students at historically Black colleges and universities.

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Congratulations in advance on tonight!!!
Great Foundation!
#proud #keepmovingforward #needtodomore
I would partipate in the program of scholarship please help me
AWESOME!!!!
Great time on Tuesday night for our very first "Friend-Raiser" to raise awareness and money for the Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF). The WFF is a 501(c)3 foundation that my wife and I started in 2014. The goal is to raise money to help students graduate from HBCU's. We need your support. Please consider donating and even setting up recurring monthly donations. Our future needs you... You can donate on the website: http://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/index.html