February 20, 2017|#EducationForChange, Events, Law, Legal Studies, University News|

Black Law Student Association Hosts Screening of ‘Soul of Justice’ Documentary

February 20, 2017|#EducationForChange, Events, Law, Legal Studies, University News|

On Feb. 8, 2017, The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of John F. Kennedy College of Law in collaboration with Associate Dean and Professor of Law Chris Kanios began its’ Black History Month Celebration by hosting a movie night. The selected film was “Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey." Several students of diverse backgrounds [...]

Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Speaks Out About Sustainability in Non-Profits

Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, wrote a powerful op-ed piece on the Brentwood Village Resource Center that was recently published in the Contra Costa Times. "In a recent East Bay Times article, “Brentwood’s Village Resource Center Gets Reprieve,” the community learned about the challenges the organization [...]

January 2, 2017|#EducationForChange, Museum Studies, University News|

‘Patient No More’ Exhibition at John F. Kennedy University Explores the Fight for Disability Rights.

January 2, 2017|#EducationForChange, Museum Studies, University News|

A new traveling exhibit, ‘Patient No More,’ uncovers the stories behind a turbulent April in 1977, when people with disabilities successfully launched protests across the nation to get Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 signed into law. Section 504 made it illegal for any federally funded facilities or programs to discriminate against people [...]

December 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, Law, University News, VALOR Center|

John F. Kennedy Celebrates The Holidays By Giving Back to the Community

December 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, Law, University News, VALOR Center|

Two of JFKU’s organizations celebrated the holidays by running collection drives for two important non-profits that serve those in need during this season. The VALOR Center, John F. Kennedy University’s veteran services program, partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts [...]

JFK University Community Counseling Center Offers Counseling to Those Affected by Ghost Ship Fire Tragedy

In light of the horrific tragedy at Oakland’s “Ghost Ship” Warehouse this weekend John F. Kennedy University’s Community Counseling Centers are offering to provide low or no-cost counseling for anyone affected. "Our thoughts are with the parents, families, and friends of those who lost loved ones in the Ghost Ship fire. We are deeply saddened [...]

Over 300 Come to Build Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations

On Tuesday, November 15, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University played host to it’s biggest event yet The Philanthropy Symposium “Building outrageously successful non-profit organizations”. This high-profile event underscores the University’s push to broaden its positive impact in local communities. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University partnered with [...]

November 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, University News|

JFK University Serves Up Big Wins for Underserved Students and Bay Area Nonprofits

November 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, University News|

John F. Kennedy University played host to two successful, high-profile events this week that underscored the University’s push to enhance student support and to broaden its impact in local communities. On Saturday, November 12, JFK University honored Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland’s first woman lieutenant governor and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, with the Kennedy [...]

November 21, 2016|#EducationForChange, Law, University News|

Socrates Comes To JFKU

November 21, 2016|#EducationForChange, Law, University News|

A dramatic performance of SOCRATES NOW by Emmy Award winning actor and director Yannis Simonides of Elliniko Theatro (Greek Theater) of New York was held at the JFKU Pleasant Hill campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Presented in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, the performance attracted over ninety guests from the JFKU community [...]

October 10, 2016|#EducationForChange, Engaged - Service Learning|

For JFKU Alum and 13-Year NBA Superstar, Community Service Is a Slam Dunk

October 10, 2016|#EducationForChange, Engaged - Service Learning|

It seems as if 13-year NBA veteran superstar Adonal Foyle is everywhere these days! A 2011 graduate of the MA Sport Psychology program at JFK University, he’s been giving us his insight and witty humor as a TV commentary for After the Game on NBC through these past few years of Warriors dominance. As the [...]

Undergraduate Success Center Opened This Summer at John F. Kennedy University

State and local leaders joined JFK University leaders at the Pleasant Hill campus to dedicate the Center, which was funded by a $2.6 million grant As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that [...]

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