Jackie Robinson Foundation

Once again, the summer months brought both adventure and opportunity for JRF Scholars and alumni. Under the Rachel Robinson International Fellows (RRIF) Program, JRF partnered with The American Ireland Fund to send four Scholars to Northern Ireland to attend a 2012 session of the Summer School at the Clinton Centre for International Peace in Enniskillen.

Watch a video of their experiences here.

Other JRF 2012 RRIF Scholars traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East this summer.

A JRF alumnus was awarded a White House internship in Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs during his summer off from Oklahoma City University School of Law …. Another JRF Scholar  was selected as a Truman Scholar, one of 54 selected among 587 candidates nominated by 292 colleges and universities …. A JRF Alumnus  heads to Jakarta, Indonesia, having been awarded the prestigious U.S. Department of A state-sponsored Fulbright grant for 2012 travels to London to work for Goldman Sachs. 

For more news on our scholars and program visit our website .

Scholars Learn First Hand About Movie-Making on the Set of “42”

Seven JRF Scholars learned first-hand this summer that making a movie is no easy feat while they served as production assistants on the set of  “42,” a feature film in post-production under Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros.  “42” depicts the first year leading up to Jackie Robinson’s historic debut in the Major Leagues.  The film, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, will be released on April 12, 2013. 

JRF Joins Citi and Mets for Citi Field Kids Event
JRF Scholars participated for the fourth year in the “Citi Field Kids” program, an annual summer project under which Citi, the New York Mets, United Neighborhood Houses and JRF partner to provide a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for junior high school students.

For more information about The Jackie Robinson Foundation
go to our website at www.jackierobinson.org.

Lincoln Area College Fair

The Lincoln Area Fall College Fair will be held at SCC (84th & O Streets) on Sunday, October 21st at 1 to 3 p.m, which will feature colleges/universities & military reps from throughout the state, region, & nation.

Before attending the College Fair, register for a barcode. Print the barcode & take it to the College Fair. College reps will scan it to retrieve your information so you won’t have to complete their information cards.

A Spring College Fair will also be held at SCC (84th & O Streets) on Sunday, April 14th.