U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss Importance of Education Reform and College Completion at Black History Month Scholarship/Book Award Annual Dinner

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will keynote the Black History Month Scholarship/Book Award annual dinner on Sunday, March 3, in Indianapolis, Ind. The event, sponsored by the Indianapolis section of the National Council for Negro Women, will celebrate the value of education and the importance of college access and completion. Girton-Mitchell will discuss the importance of college completion for young African American women in the 21st-century global economy.

The National Council of Negro Women, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1935. The organization is dedicated to advancing the quality of life for African American women and their families and communities.