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Council on Urban Empowerment
The mission of the Council on Urban Empowerment (CUE), formerly the African American Empowerment Fund, is to establish a legacy of leadership in promoting philanthropy to fund causes importantto the education, social and economic empowerment of African American Delawareans.

The initial goal of the CUE is to recruit 100 Founders who will pledge $1,000 over five years to support our work and mission. Since its official launch in June 2008, more than 80 people have raised $85,000 in cash with another $50,000 in pledges. To help boost membership, the Trustees of the Longwood Foundation provided a dollar for dollar matching grant of up to $50,000. By year-end 2009, the fund had met the full match.

There are many ways you can become involved or contribute to our cause. Whether you want to become a Founder, work with your church or other group to participate, or simply make a small donation -- every contribution is welcome.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Dan Young, CUE Chairperson, 302.528.7934 or email To download a copy of our most recent brochure, click here.

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What's New with the CUE?

> Historic Hockessin Colored School #107 SAFE!Hockessin Colored School #107

The Council on Urban Empowerment and the Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107 have saved the historic school building by raising $213,000 to purchase the lien on the building.

Your help is still needed to repay loans incurred to save the school and continue work to restore the building. Please click here to give today.

For more information about the school, please see our March 28 press release.


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