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Actor and New York Times best-selling author Hill Harper has been a tremendous advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. His latest endeavor has been lending his voice to The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program, which provides these institutions of higher learning with the opportunity to renovate the physical infrastructure of their campuses. On March 10, Harper served as the…

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Actor and Howard University alumnus Laz Alonso has partnered with The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program, which was launched by the home improvement retailer to help HBCUs renovate their campuses. The winning institutions were announced on May 10 and Alonso served as a celebrity judge. Rolling out spoke with Alonso on why he joined…

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On Wednesday, May 10, The Home Depot awarded the grand-prize winners of the company’s Retool Your School competition at its Atlanta-based headquarters. The home improvement retailer launched the program in 2009 to help accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities upgrade and renovate their campus facilities. “HBCUs are under attack right now. Trump potentially wants to cut federal…

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On Friday, May 6, 2016, Howard University was one of three grand prize winners of Home Depot’s Retool Your School grant program, which reinvigorates HBCUs through campus improvements. Alongside South Carolina State University and Lane College, they were awarded $50,000. Melissa Brown, senior manager of Marketing at The Home Depot, shared following the live announcement,…

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For three years The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program has made a remarkable difference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities looking to upgrade their grounds and facilities. The competition, which is designed to increase student and alumni school pride, also gives students the opportunity to learn from other case studies by touring competing college campuses. This…

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The Home Depot held a live awards event bestowing more than a quarter million dollars in grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, funding their campus renovation and beautification projects. It was the first-ever 2015 Retool Your School Winners Announcement Luncheon held at their headquarters in Vinings, Georgia. Additionally, the White House’s Dr. Ivory Toldson recognized The…

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Gregory Moore of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently discussed the Home Depot “Retool Your School” initiative with rolling out. The Retool Your School program through Home Depot gives HBCUs the opportunity to submit renovation proposals that are then judged by a panel. The awarded schools are given the resources to renovate a particular area of their…

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Angela Burt-Murray, co-counder of CocoaFab.com and co-host of “EXHALE,” a talk show on ASPiRE, recently judged The Home Depot’s 2014 “Retool Your School” campus improvement program. Burt-Murray discussed the importance of raising awareness of historically black colleges and universities, what they mean to the community and why The Home Depot program is vital to sustaining schools.…

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Home Depot invests in education. The world’s largest home improvement retailer recently announced the 2012 recipients of its popular RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program. Now in its third year, this initiative was designed to specifically reinvigorate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and support the sustainability movement by providing special consideration to eco-friendly…

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