PUSH for Excellence

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Text on Button PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE Says Rev. Jesse Jackson XL
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Yellow text on a black upper third of the button and black text on the bottom of the button with an illustration of an owl in a red shirt with white text on it

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Push Excel is a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of African American education by means of scholarships, campus tours, workshops and community partnerships. Founded in 1975 by Jesse Jackson, Push Excel is an offshoot of Jackson’s original program PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity). Born out of the civil rights movement, PUSH continues the efforts of social, economic, and political development of African Americans. In 1996, PUSH merged with another one of Jackson’s programs called National Rainbow Coalition and is today known as Rainbow/Push.


PUSH Excel – Pushing for Excellence. (2018). Retrieved July 31, 2018, from http://www.pushexcel.org/

Welcome to Rainbow Push. (2017). Retrieved July 31, 2018, from https://rainbowpush.org/

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