Leadership and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the Mid-Atlantic region worked with campus and community partners to develop ideas for overcoming barriers to health on campus and in their community. Of the nineteen schools that entered, five were selected to move forward to the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Showcase event on April 29th in Greensboro, North Carolina where up to two schools will receive $100,000 each in grants and scholarship aid to implement their ideas! This funding opportunity was made possible by the Barbara Houston Historically Black Colleges and Universities Legacy Award and through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, a President’s Circle Member of the Cor Vitae Society.
An exceptional community of individuals, Cor Vitae Society members are united by a determination to ease the burden of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize and engage such distinguished and generous support.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.