Dominique King loves Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Rightfully so because the graduate of Howard University greatly benefitted from the supportive community and academic rigor she experienced as a student. Wanting to fortify HBCUs so that others might similarly benefit for years to come, King created the “I Heart My HBCU” app. It allows users to donate to HBCUs the amount of change remaining after rounding up the cost of everyday purchases to the nearest dollar.
While spare change donation technology has been around a few years, using it to support HBCUs presents a fresh way to leverage collective power. As one African proverb reminds us “Many hands make the work light.”
Click here to learn about the young Black woman who created a simple and powerful way to financially strengthen HBCUs. Be inspired to support those higher education institutions designed with the needs of Black people in mind.