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National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-6222

Contact Information:
Darell Scott, MBA
Manager, Communications
Phone: 240-630-3563
dscott@nabainc.org
communications@nabainc.org


NABA Announces Partnership with AICPA Foundation to Expand ACAP Program

Greenbelt, MD  December 14 , 2017  - The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is pleased to announce the expansion of their Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) by offering grants to colleges and universities to support high school accounting programs through a partnership with the AICPA Foundation.  The purpose of ACAP is to increase the awareness and understanding of accounting and finance career opportunities available to high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Through the partnership, colleges and universities will have access to the ACAP - National Grant for University Based Programs.  The expansion is made possible by major firms who donated funds to the AICPA Foundation.   

The ACAP - National Grant for University Based Programs is open to colleges and universities with accredited accounting and finance programs.  Priority will be given to new ACAP programs as NABA is looking to expand the number of ACAPs across the country.  New ACAP programs will have the opportunity to launch their programs with more resources.

NABA's ACAP program exposes high schools students to a career in the accounting and finance profession while participating in one-week residency on a college or university campus.   The structured program introduces students to accounting, finance, economics, and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program taught by college faculty and guest lecturers from business and government. NABA and the AICPA are committed to increasing the likelihood that underrepresented high school students will complete college and obtain the required designations and certifications on the road to becoming transformative leaders in the accounting and finance profession.  

Learn more about the ACAP - National Grant for University Based Programs in the webinar "ACAP Webinar: National Grant for University Based Programs" on December 21, 2017 from 1 pm-2 pm EST. This webinar will provide more information about the process for funding national ACAPs and how to apply, as well as application eligibility, criteria, and the submission process. 
 

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About the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)
 
The National Association of Black Accountants is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. To learn more on how NABA addresses the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession, visit www.nabainc.org.


The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession's technical and ethical standards. To learn more about the AICPA, visit www.aicpa.org.


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