Dallas, TX (July 25, 2023)—UNCF Dallas (United Negro College Fund) is proud to announce Lauren and Tré Black as the co-chairs for the 2023 North Texas/Oklahoma Walk for Education® to help raise funds for students of color across North Texas who are trying to get to and through college.
Lauren Black is the deputy administrator of Bureau B of Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. As part of the administration, Lauren supervises several divisions, assists with creating and implementing policies for the office, and takes high profile cases to trial.
Lauren is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and the United States Supreme Court. She serves on boards of the Dallas Bar Association and the JL Turner Legal Association in both roles as director. Lauren graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Wesleyan School of Law.
Tré Black is the president & CEO of On-Target Supplies & Logistics, Ltd., a regional logistics management firm with global customers and international responsibilities. On-Target provides outsourced logistics services to a diverse set of corporations, who are seeking greater efficiency to their supply chains. Tré is a Dallas native and Baylor University graduate.
Tré is a proven business, community and civic leader. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Truist Bank, Baylor University Medical Center, and the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Blacks recognize the disparity of opportunities for students of color to gain access to college and successfully earn a degree is progressively high. They understand the new barriers being faced as college institutions are now unable to take race into account when seeking to create a diverse environment for learners and how it will impact admissions selections, and therefore, impact the corporate America pipeline of diverse and exceptional talent.
More than ever students will need to apply to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)to ensure they will receive a higher education. UNCF is committed to meeting the increased demand and empowering students to earn college degrees and career success. We need your help so that UNCF and HBCUs can bridge the education gap and combat this inequality.
Join us to help make a difference while having some fun with friends in the community at the North Texas Walk for Education on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201.
For more information or to register visit 2023 UNCF Walk for Education – North Texas – UNCF
UNCF | 600 N Pearl Street, Suite 1980 | Dallas, Texas 75201|Phone 972.234.1007 | Fax 972.234.8605
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. While totaling only 3% of all colleges and universities, UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 15% of bachelor’s degrees, 5% of master’s degrees, 10% of doctoral degrees and 19% of all STEM degrees earned by Black students in higher education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.