Retool Your School

  • The Home Depot Announces 2015 Retool Your School Winners!

    05/12/15 by Team CocoaFab

    The Home Depot continues its tradition of supporting HBCU’s with the announcement of the 2015 Retool Your School winners today. An innovative program in its sixth year offers schools the opportunity to win grants for campus improvement projects. For the … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Wiley College

    03/23/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Wiley College was founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas and named after Bishop Isaac T. Wiley, a minister, medical missionary and educator. After moving the college to Marshall on 70+ acres of wooded land, Wiley became the first Black college … Continued

  • Retool Your School!: Shaw University

    03/16/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Founded in 1865, Shaw University was originally named Raleigh Institute. Dr. Henry Martin Tupper served as both the founder and very first president of Shaw University. The first acts of monetary support and donations for the blossoming institute were through American … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Saint Augustine’s University

    03/16/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Saint Augustine’s University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university in Raleigh, North Carolina that offers more than 20 undergraduate degree programs. Saint Augustine’s University began as a technical and trade-related programs and subsequently adopted a liberal arts curriculum. Incorporated by Episcopal priests … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Howard University

    03/10/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for Black preachers and for the purpose of eliminating the inequities related to race, color, social, economics and politics in Washington, DC. Soon after it was founded as a theological … Continued

  • Tuskegee University: Retool Your School!

    03/09/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Initially founded as Tuskegee Institute by former slave owner George Campbell and former slave, tinsmith and community leader Lewis Adams, Tuskegee University is known as “the pride of the swift, growing south”. The University is an independent and state-related institution … Continued

  • Retool Your School Campaign: Help Rita Raise Money for our HBCUs

    03/06/15 by Rita K. Davis

    As part of Home Depot’s Retool Your School campaign CocoaFab asked HBCU alum to share memorable moments from their college experience. Meet Tennessee State University graduate Rita K. Davis who credits the historic school for giving her an unforgettable sense … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

    03/04/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee on the highest hill, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University values diversity in thought, perspective and culture. FAMU, was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students on October 3rd, 1887 with only … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Morehouse College

    02/27/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    This HBCU is known for demonstrating the true meaning of brotherhood and is notable for being the alma mater of director Spike Lee and Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally founded in 1867 to train former slaves to … Continued

  • Retool Your School: Clark Atlanta University

    02/27/15 by D'Shonda Brown

    Prominent in mass communications and mass media arts, this HBCU is a private coeducational institution of higher learning. You’ve seen this campus on silver screen as the setting for Drumline starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana, as well as Stomp The Yard starring … Continued