HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These are higher education institutions established in the United States before 1964. For many African American students, they are safer and more nurturing places. HBCUs continue to be the most effective institutions for graduating African American students. HBCUs disproportionately serve students that face wealth inequality, systematic K–12 disparities, and discrimination. In addition, federal government financial support for HBCUs is on the decline. LEGENDS is passionate about education and giving each person a chance to carve out their future. LEGENDS is here to give support to students struggling with the financial burden of a college education and we encourage you to do the same.