HBCU Week started in the City of Wilmington in 2017. Its mission is to encourage the City of Wilmington, high school aged youth to enroll in HBCU’s through exposure to their proud legacies, and historical significance. The week-long of events include a church service, community service project, Social hour, Concert, Panel Discussion, College Fair and Battle of the Bands. To date, the most impactful events during the week are the college fair and the battle of the bands. The college fair has afforded over 1,000 youth on the spot acceptances and offered over $1,000,000.00 in scholarship dollars. The Battle of the Bands attracted a crowd of just under 7,000 people in Wilmington, Delaware to experience a true and authentic HBCU Homecoming experience. Our 2019 HBCU Week will take place, September 15-21, 2019.

Thunderous crowds cheer HBCU week in Wilmington, band throwdown

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith accepts role as HBCU ambassador

Wilmington student gets full ride in less than 20 minutes

ESPN’s ‘First Take’ to be broadcast from Wilmington in September