Recap: CBCF's Executive Economic Summit V
This past December, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, inc. (CBCF) hosted its fifth Executive Economic Summit (EES V) entitled, After Hurricane Harvey: Economic Lessons Learned and the role of Business in National Disaster Relief Efforts  in Houston, TX with distinguished guest and elected officials in attendance. 

Part five in the series highlighted the ongoing need for relief efforts in parts of the country decimated by natural disasters. Throughout the summit, guest heard from chairwomen, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee; CBCF president and CEO, A. Shuanise Washington; Rep. Stacey Plaskett; Vista Equity Partners founder and CEO, Robert F. Smith; Revered Jessie Jackson Sr.; and the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner. 

Attendees of the summit also visited the homes of Hurricane Harvey survivors and learned there is still much work to be done in the fight to restore the affected areas. 

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Avoice Heritage Celebration: Black Veterans on the Front Lines of History
The CBCF will host its 9th annual Avoice Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 entitled, Black Veterans on the Front Lines of History.

This year, the event will pay homage to leaders and elected officials who have either served in the military or have demonstrated support and commitment to advancing the rights and benefits of black veterans. 

The celebration will also serve as a fundraiser for the Avoice Virtual Library Project, an online repository that captures the legislative and political achievements of African Americans in Congress.
Learn more about the upcoming 2018 Avoice Heritage Celebration!
Emerging Leaders in Japan: Kakehashi Project
In partnership with the government of Japan, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will select 18 participants for the 2018 Kakehashi Project, a study abroad program in Japan for emerging leaders. 

Through this initiative, the CBCF, the Embassy of Japan, and the Japanese International Cultural Center aspire to increase African-American students' interest in and exposure to global opportunities and the culture of Japan. 

The program dates are March 20 ---      30, 2018 and the deadline to submit your application is January 28, 2018Don't miss this opportunity become a global citizen with the CBCF and explore the Japanese culture.
Apply to study abroad with the CBCF today!
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