As part of ongoing outreach to increase the number of first generation, African American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students attending college, California State University, East Bay will host its annual “Education Summit 2013: It Takes A Community!” Saturday, Feb. 23, on the university’s Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
The summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and commence in University Gymnasium. More than 20 workshops and motivational presentations will be offered in addition to a college information and resource fair. Prospective college students in attendance can get information on fields of study, including biochemistry, computer networking, engineering, education, mathematics, pre-nursing, business, and many others.
“The Education Summit 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, CSUEB associate vice president for Planning and Enrollment Management, who chairs the event.
The Education Summit will bring together a wide range of community resources and expertise to empower first generation 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 is co-sponsored by Cal State East Bay with Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Chabot College, Laney College, the Contra Costa County Office of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education through its “Asian American-Pacific Islander Student Service Operation for Success” (AANAPISI) grant program.
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; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers; and community support programs.
The college resource fair will feature representatives of other Northern California CSU campuses, community colleges and community outreach groups.
Registration, as well as to get additional information about the event, is available at www.csueastbay.edu/events/Education-Summit/ or (510) 885-3516.