Brooklyn, NY (8/28/17)- On Saturday August 26th, State Senator Kevin Parker joined the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for their 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run for Education at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is an organization that has been helping college bound African American students attend and graduate from college for the past 73 years. UNCF’s mission is to develop students into well established leaders and qualified college graduates. UNCF’s Walk/ Run for Education event is helping this mission become a reality through community support and monetary donations.
“Education is truly the key to success and I am very passionate about supporting UNCF in their mission to assist college bound African American students. I was proud to be apart of such a positive event that encourages the community be engaged and make donations that will assist with the academic success of our scholars”, concluded the Brooklyn lawmaker.
“It was a true pleasure having players from the New York Sharks, Women's Pro Football Team attend such a wonderful event in Brooklyn that showcased what the UNCF has accomplished and what is yet to come for our youth. Having a State Legislator like Senator Kevin Parker involved and value the importance of education is refreshing. My team and I will look forward to continuing to support UNCF and their efforts throughout the academic year.” said Collette Smith NY Sharks-Women's Pro Football, Director Marketing/PR
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprised of sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, he is the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, as well as the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Senator Parker is the Whip of the Senate Democratic Conference; Member of the Senate Democratic Conference Policy Group; Member of the Senate Select Committee on Technology & Innovation; and Member of the Senate Democratic Minority and Women-Owned Business Task Force (MWBE).
For the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Senator Parker serves on the Senate Standing Committees on Finance; Rules; Higher education; Labor; Insurance, and Banks.
To learn more about Senator Parker and his initiatives on behalf of working families across New York State, please visit www.nysenate.gov/senators/kevin-s-parker.