The mission of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research (CBCRR) is to provide a just, safe, vibrant, inclusive, culturally supportive and socio-ecologically sustainable space for Black Students, faculty and staff—a home away from home where Black students can thrive and reach for their highest potential and discover their genius.
Our focus is on health, wellness, vitality and academic success. The Center’s vision draws its guiding inspirations from the varied and complex constellations of African/Black cultures, resources and research, which have provided and continue to provide African/Black peoples with general designs for living and patterns for interpreting their reality.
The Boukai Family Foundation UCI Center for Black Culture, Resources, and Research (CBCRR) Opportunity Scholarship supports UCI students engaged in community service projects in conjunction with the CBCRR, and who display financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The goal of the Boukai Family Foundation CBCRR Service Scholarship is to support UCI students who are committed to improving campus life and/or community culture through service activities.
The scholarship requires recipients to do a community service or research project, in the spirit of the Boukai Family's established tradition of "doing some good", impacting or regarding the black culture, community, research and/or resources in such a way as to participate in activities that make lives better. As part of the application, each student must submit a proposal for a project that is aimed at improving one or more of the CBCRR's pillars of success: life & vitality, health, prosperity and balance. The project must be completed during the 2019-20 academic year.
Please clickhere to find the application and eligibility requirements. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply; the deadline isFriday, March 15.
To work individually and collectively as a people to improve the overall quality of life for ourselves, for our families, for our communities and for Black folks everywhere.
To work towards increasing the quality of our health and healing, the quality of health and healing of Black people, the quality of health and healing of Black communities and the overall health, healing and sustainability of the ecology
To help to enrich the quality of Black community life all over and everywhere.
To work individually and collectively towards what is true, just and right; to instill harmony, reciprocity and balance in all our relationships with ourselves, our people, our communities and communities that share those values.