WHO: Alfred Street Baptist Church

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2023

TIME:   9 a.m. ET – 2 p.m. ET (Doors Open at 8 a.m.  ET)

WHERE:  The St. James Sports Complex , 6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

WHAT: Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC), ASBC Foundation and Google (Title Sponsor) to host the largest hybrid HBCU College Festival on Saturday, November 18 at the St. James Sports Complex located at 6805 Industrial Road in Springfield, Virginia. More than 7,500 expected to attend the largest hybrid festival of its kind in the country. Over 6,000 students expected to attend the in-person portion at the St. James Sports Complex from (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m.)

In 2020, 2021,  and 2022 the ASBC HBCU Festival welcomed more than 7,500 prospective students and their families, produced nearly 1,500 offers of admission to high school seniors, and awarded more than $3.8 million in scholarships – and the fall 2023 festival is poised to yield even greater benefits.

The majority of the 70-plus HBCUs in attendance for this fall’s 2023 festival will conduct on-site interviews and offer instant admission virtually and on-site, while some, if not all, participating institutions will be waiving application fees. Since the festival’s inception, participating HBCUs have awarded more than $45 million in the form of academic scholarships and/or waived fees.  

For more information about the 2023 ASBC HBCU Festival, please visit:  https://hbcufest.alfredstreet.org/e/hbcu-fest#about

About Alfred Street Baptist Church: 

Established in 1803, Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) will celebrate its 220th anniversary in November and is home to one of the oldest African-American congregations in the nation. It has served as a prominent religious, educational, and cultural organization in the Northern Virginia community for over 220 years. Currently under the esteemed leadership of the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, ASBC has grown from 2,500 members to nearly 12,000 members with services Sunday at 8:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. ET. ASBC is also home to the popular Come as You Are (CAYA) worship service.  For more information on Alfred Street Baptist Church visit www.AlfredStreet.org

Follow Alfred Street Baptist Church on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlfredStreetBaptistChurch/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlfredStreetBC

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alfredstreetbc/

About the HBCU College Festival: 

The HBCU College festival is a premier event that connects students and parents to historically Black colleges and universities and is arguably the largest HBCU college fair in the country.