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Ashley Christopher

HBCU Stories


Grad Year

2007, 2013

Notable Affiliations

HBCU Week Foundation

Greek Affiliations


The mission of HBCU Week is to encourage enrollment into HBCUs, provide scholarship dollars for matriculation and sustain a pipeline of employment from undergraduate school to corporate America.

Howard University and UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Ashley Christopher is where education, advocacy and entertainment collide. A double HBCU alum (Howard University c/o 07’ and UDC David A. Clarke School of Law c/o 13’) and a force in her own right, Ashley Christopher is paving the way for black youth to succeed. Christopher draws from her own life experiences and celebrates how far she’s come as an attorney, CEO and Founder of HBCU Week Foundation, stroke survivor and mother. Never seeking recognition for giving back didn’t stop this powerhouse from receiving the Doing a World of Good Medal of Honor and the Delaware State University Community Impact Award. The lack of diversity in her educational journey up until college, left a lasting impression on Christopher. Determined to make a difference, she founded HBCU Week Foundation. The purpose was simple: encourage people who looked like her to enroll into Historically Black Colleges and Universities, where they would be welcomed and taught how to navigate corporate America. Since 2017, HBCU Week Foundation has raised more than 50 million dollars for scholarships and curated dozens of events to ensure that black youth know higher education is an option. The world took notice and landed her some of the most significant partnerships, such as the Walt Disney Company, Bank of America, Capital One, the American Chemistry Council, and the NFL to name a few.

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