Honda Supports HBCUs in Washington
Honda was among a number of companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge at the third annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action on Capitol Hill this week. The HBCU Partnership Challenge is an effort to promote greater engagement and support between private companies and HBCUs.
Jennifer Thomas, vice president of Government and Industry Relations for Honda North America, offered remarks at the Power-Up Partnership Breakfast that kicked off the final day of the HBCU STEAM Day of Action.
“Having a platform in Washington where we can highlight the role HBCUs play in our country is vital to enabling these institutions to continue the essential work they are doing,” said Thomas. “For more than 30 years, Honda has been proud to support HBCUs because we recognize the important role they have played in society… and the need to ensure they can continue in this important role in our future.”
The Bipartisan HBCU Caucus’ Partnership Challenge, hosted by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), encourages participating organizations to make greater investments in HBCUs. During STEAM Day, HBCU and business leaders met with Republican and Democratic Members of Congress in the House and Senate.