Norfolk, Va.— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Norfolk State University has been awarded an $800,000 grant to create an on-campus WoMen’s Resource Facility. Awarded through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program, one of several initiatives administered by HUD’s Office of University Partnerships, the grant is part of $2.4 million awarded to HBCUs to help revitalize neighborhoods and promote affordable housing near their campuses. Norfolk State is one of three schools that received the funding including Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Tennessee State University.
“It is befitting that in the 75th year of our founding that we are establishing a Women’s Center. This is history making,” said Kim Luckes, Acting President of Norfolk State University. “The center will be the first of its kind at Norfolk State University and the first in our area to serve both students and the community. This Women’s Center will serve as a resource and a platform for those who want to realize their full potential. It will also be a one-stop resource facility where participants can receive coaching, encouragement and training.”
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