The Los Angeles Black Book Expo Presents Its First Annual Scholarship to Deserving Students
Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The L.A. Black Book Expo is raising funds for the 2014 LABBX Scholarship. The scholarship committee is asking for churches, organizations, schools and groups to host brief speaking engagements where they may come in and discuss the importance of supporting African-American youth cover the cost of books as they begin their college careers. The average cost of books for a first year college student, enrolled full-time, can range from $750-$1,000. Without books, college success can be just out of reach.
LABBX will host an awards dinner to honor the applicants and the winner of the scholarship the last week of July (date and details TBA). If you are unable to host or attend a 2014 LABBX fundraising event you may purchase this year's featured book The Cinderella Syndrome: When the glass slipper no longer fits by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are asking for the community to get involved. Organizations that host engagements and/or make donations will be goodie bag sponsors at awards dinner and expo. Interested? Please contact the expo scholarship committee at email@example.com or (323) 365-2948.
About the Los Angeles Black Book Expo
The Los Angeles Black Book Expo through their fiscal sponsor, the African Diaspora Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization. On June 2004 the Black Book Expo was created to celebrate the written word, promote literacy and to showcase new and established authors, storytellers, spoken word artists, children's book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, editors and book reviewers local and nationwide.
This year, the Los Angeles Black Book Expo celebrates its tenth year at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on September 13, 2014.