Education Summit events will educate African American and Latino young people and their families on how to qualify for and attend college. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

CSUEB continues to reach out to underserved with Education Summit Feb. 20

  • January 13, 2010

As part of its ongoing effort to increase the number of African Americans and Latinos attending college, California State University, East Bay will host the annual “Education Summit: Closing the Achievement Gap for African American and Latino Youth” Saturday, Feb. 20, on its Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Pioneer Gymnasium. More than 20 workshops and motivational presentations will be offered in addition to a college information and resource fair.

“This event is designed to engage and motivate the youth of traditionally underserved communities and their families to pursue and live the dream of obtaining a college education by providing information and resources in a festive, family-friendly environment,” said Greg Smith, associate vice president for Planning and Enrollment Management, who chairs the event.

The Education Summit, co-sponsored by Chabot College and the Alameda County Office of Education, will bring together a wide range of community resources and expertise to empower African American and Latino youth and their families. Those encouraged to attend include parents and families, high school and middle school students, school administrators, teachers, counselors and business and community leaders.

The summit will feature distinguished speakers, information sessions, and an educational resource fair. Topics to be covered in summit workshops and panels are student life experiences on campus; college admissions; and financing a college education through grants, scholarships and financial aid.

Register to attend the summit and find further details about the event at www.csueastbay.edu/EducationSummit or call (510) 885-3516. 

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