HBCU Institute (HBCUI) is an agency of community members—individuals and groups—who help provide middle and high school students with access to culturally enriching education support networks and resources.  Powered by research and programming professionals, the agency's mission is to connect educators, youth, and their families with stakeholders whom are passionate about sustaining integral and experiential service-learning opportunities in the community to bridge gaps in educational success. Knowledge expansion through authentic platforms and diverse instructional mediums is the primary goal of the HBCU Institute and its affiliates.