Posse News Archive

Posse D.C. News Archive

Spring 2014

Awards Ceremony Honors 62 D.C. Youths

​More than 500 people filled the historic Lincoln Theatre in January to welcome 62 new Scholars at the 10th annual Posse D.C. Awards Ceremony. These students were awarded nearly $10 million in full-tuition merit scholarships. Read More

Spring 2014

Senior Scholars Prepare for Post-Graduate Opportunities

​More than 50 Posse D.C. Scholars will graduate from college this spring, joining the ever-growing Posse Alumni Network. With exceptional academic, leadership and professional credentials, they are well-positioned for success. Read More

Spring 2014

Winter Programs Support Scholar Professional Development

To help Scholars position themselves for career success, Posse D.C. organized several professional development workshops about cover letter writing, interview skills, and graduate school and fellowship opportunities. The programming concluded with a networking dinner hosted by Posse D.C. Advisory Board member Scott Stokes, the market president and mid Atlantic division director of Citibank. Read More

Winter 2014

Posse D.C. Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestones

In 2014, Posse D.C. will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade the chapter has grown to select 60 Scholars annually, supports nearly 250 Scholars on campus, and engages a growing network of nearly 150 alumni. Read More

Winter 2014

Power of 10 Event Raises $190K

On October 9, Posse D.C. hosted its sixth annual Power of 10 fundraiser at The Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. The event raised more than $190,000 and more than 200 people attended, including leaders from the local corporate, civic, education and philanthropic communities. Read More

Winter 2014

Summer Leadership Awards Help Scholars Explore Careers

Fifteen Posse D.C. Scholars were recipients of Posse Summer Leadership Award funding in 2013. This year’s recipients interned at government agencies; traveled abroad to Ghana, India and Bangladesh; and volunteered with nonprofit organizations focused on HIV/AIDS, global poverty, immigration equality and wrongful incarceration, among other issues. Read More

Fall 2013

University of Rochester Partners with Posse D.C.

The University of Rochester, located in Rochester, New York, joins Posse D.C.’s roster of top-tier partner colleges and universities and will begin selecting Scholars this fall. Read More

Fall 2013

Scholars Complete Pre-Collegiate Training

In August, Posse D.C.’s 61 newest Scholars concluded eight months of Pre-Collegiate Training (PCT). This training is vital in preparing Scholars for success on campus and ensuring that Posses are equipped with tools to support each other. Read More

Fall 2013

D.C. Celebrates Growing Career Program, Successful Summer Internships

Posse D.C. held its seventh annual Internship Celebration at The Pew Charitable Trusts in August. More than 80 guests attended to celebrate the professional accomplishments of D.C. Scholars and alumni. Read More

Fall 2013

Local Philanthropist Joins D.C. Advisory Board

Posse D.C. is thrilled to welcome Brenda L. Moore as the newest member of its local advisory board. Read More

D.C. Advisory Board

Donella P. Brockington, Chair

Odinakachi Anyanwu
Mark Carlson
Eli Cohen
Wesley Combs
William E. Cook, Jr.
John Gilkes
Holly Hassett
Walter Lohmann
Sarah Martinez Roth
Sandra Masur
James Owen Mathews
Thomas W. Rabaut
David M. Riley
Lydia W. Thomas, Ph.D.
Jeff Wood

Tamara Wilds Lawson, Director

D.C. Partner Colleges + Universities

Bucknell University
Grinnell College
Lafayette College
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Rochester
University of Wisconsin-Madison