Education Services

Historical Black Colleges & Universities ( HBCUs-Support )

Empowering HBCUs for Success

Cedric Burl & Company recognizes the distinct challenges confronting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our firm is dedicated to crafting a comprehensive strategy to propel HBCUs forward, ensuring their competitiveness in today's dynamic landscape.

*Our holistic approach begins with a customized Wellness Plan designed for the University and its Employees, with no upfront costs.

Through this federally subsidized initiative, HBCUs can enjoy a range of benefits:

- A 25% to 50% reduction in workers' compensation premiums.

- Employers receive a 30-50% discount on their workers' comp premiums.

- Employers benefit from a $500 per employee FICA tax credit annually.

- Employees receive an enhanced benefits package at no cost, including a $150,000 guaranteed life insurance policy with a cash value rider.

*Furthermore, our team specializes in cost reduction strategies encompassing utility, telecommunications, print management, treasury, waste services, and technology optimization. Leveraging over two decades of experience, our experts collaborate with university staff to implement solutions that result in significant cost savings, averaging 38%, with no upfront costs and no need to change vendors.

Consider the impact on a hypothetical Historically Black College:

By implementing our utility cost reduction program alone, the college could save substantial funds annually, enabling redirection of resources to vital areas such as academic programs and student services.

Addressing the Funding Gap:

We understand the pervasive underfunding issue facing HBCUs. That's why our zero out-of-cost solutions empower colleges to maximize resources and focus on their core mission of educating and empowering students.

For further insight into the underfunding challenges HBCUs face, we provide a selection of informative articles with accompanying website links:

The Real Story Behind HBCU Funding

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The Long Fight for Funding at Black Colleges

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Historically Black Colleges Struggle with Inadequate Funding

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Why America's Black Colleges are Struggling

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Black Colleges Are Underfunded. Can It Be Fixed?"

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My Why

As a firm deeply rooted in the HBCU community, our mission is driven by personal experience and a profound commitment to fostering opportunities for future generations. My family's legacy is intertwined with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where we received our foundational education and launched our journey toward success.

Our dedication to HBCUs goes beyond mere association – it's a testament to our belief in the transformative power of these institutions. Having benefited firsthand from the nurturing environment and rich educational experience provided by HBCUs, we are passionate about giving back and ensuring that others have access to similar opportunities.

Our support extends beyond financial contributions. We have actively engaged in initiatives to support students, including providing housing for international students, recognizing the importance of creating a supportive community for all who seek knowledge and growth.

We proudly identify as HBCU advocates, driven by the belief that these institutions are not only pillars of education but also bastions of cultural heritage and resilience. Our advocacy extends to preserving the legacy of HBCUs, advocating for equal access to education, and ensuring the continued growth and success of these institutions.

One HBCU that holds a special place in our hearts is Branch Normal College, now known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). It is where our journey began, and it is a beacon of hope for countless others seeking a path to success.

In summary, our why statement for helping HBCUs is deeply personal and rooted in our family's history, our commitment to giving back, and our unwavering belief in the transformative power of education. We are proud to be HBCU advocates and will continue to champion these institutions for generations to come.

UAPB 150th - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has a rich history dating back to its days as Branch Normal College

Mr. John E. Smith and Charlene Smith Gaines Vesper Choir Endowment UAPB Alumnus Gives $300,000 for Vesper Choir Endowment

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming Parade 2018 with Charlene Smith Gaines  

UAPB Game Day 2017 Homecoming University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

At Cedric Burl & Company, we are committed to the success of HBCUs. Contact us today to schedule a 30-minute Zoom session and discover how our partnership can benefit your university.

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