Archives by Day: March 21, 2014

Xavier Students Receive Scholarship From KBK Foundation

Three Xavier University students were the latest recipients of scholarships from The KBK Foundation totaling $5000. Vonora Lewis, Jeremy Oatis and Alex Presley are all graduating seniors. Vonora and Jeremy are History majors, Alex is completing his degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. They will all graduate during Xavier’s May 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony. Xavier University, located in Louisiana, is a Historically Black College and University. The ultimate purpose of the university is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.

Residents Old And New Gather for Community Days

Each summer, The KBK Foundation, development partner of KBK Enterprises, sponsors Resident Community Days at residential sites that are owned and managed by KBK Enterprises. These festivals introduced three years ago, are a unique way for young and old to interact, fellowship and meet new residents that have joined respective communities at Garfield Commons, Pittsburgh, PA, The Heritage, Columbus, OH and The Foster House, Washington, DC. Read More ›

Project Will Preserve History of Former Addison Terrace and Hill District

KBK Enterprises has asked The KBK Foundation to work alongside the development and construction efforts to document and preserve the rich history of the Hill District. While over 400 units of mixed-income housing will physically restore much of the Hill’s environment, The KBK Foundation aims to add to the pride and heritage in another way- with an in-depth Addison Terrace History Project (ATHP). Read More ›

Garfield Gators Enter Three Year Partnership

The KBK Foundation has entered into a 3 year partnership with the Garfield Gators Football Team. The program led by Bob Jones, for youth ages 5-14, provides neighborhood children a place where academics, discipline and personal accountability are encouraged. Sponsorship from The KBK Foundation will assist with scholarships being offered to youth to participate in the Gator football program and cover items such as equipment and travel. Bob Jones, a former Defensive Cornerback for the University of Notre Dame, got his start as a Gator and owes his own success to the program. The men and women who coach these young people serve as role models in a neighborhood where economic, environmental and social challenges are commonplace.