Michelle Obama, April 2021.
Michelle Obama, April 2021.

News & Events

Spring 2021

Announcing Posse Arts: Michelle Obama Celebrates New Posse Collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Posse Foundation has launched a new arts initiative in partnership with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Miranda Family Fund, with CalArts as the first institutional partner. Former First Lady Michelle Obama announced the program.

Spring 2015

PossePlus Retreats Discuss Crime and Punishment

​This spring, nearly 5,000 Scholars, students and faculty members from 48 of Posse’s partner colleges and universities attended PossePlus Retreats entitled, “Crime and Punishment.”

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

News + Events

Deborah Bial Delivers University of Rochester Commencement Address, Posse Launches Consulting Department, Yale School of Forestry Becomes Posse Graduate School Affiliate, Upcoming Posse Conferences

Fall 2014

General Powell Addresses Posse Community in D.C.

​In October, General Colin L. Powell, the former United States secretary of state and a dedicated advocate for American youth, offered remarks in honor of The Posse Foundation’s 25th anniversary.

Fall 2014

Social Innovator, Wheaton Alum Wins Ainslie Award

​Ryan Letada, an alumnus of Wheaton College, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the global community through social innovation.

Posse Scholar Opeyemi Awe, president of the Grinnell Student Government Association.

Fall 2014

Scholar Elected President of Grinnell Student Government

​As a high school student, Posse Scholar Opeyemi “Ope” Awe knew she wanted to attend a college where she could become a leader. Now a senior at Grinnell College, Ope is leading the campus as Student Government Association president.

Posse Miami Advisory Board Chair Peter E. Blacker, the executive vice president of digital media and emerging business for Telemundo Media.

Fall 2014

Telemundo EVP Advances Multiculturalism

As executive vice president of digital media and emerging business for NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Media, Peter E. Blacker has blazed a trail in multicultural media.

Summer 2014

Scholar Contributes to Cancer Research

​Keven Stonewall, a sophomore biology major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, already has a major scientific discovery under his belt.

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