More than 1,300 Latino and African American students and their families attended the Feb. 20 education summit. (Photo: Saul Bromberger)
A diverse college-going culture is alive and well in the San Francisco East Bay. On February 20, more than 1,300 prospective students and their families attended this year’s Education Summit. The event, co-sponsored by Cal State East Bay, Chabot College, and the Alameda County Office of Education focused on the topic “Closing the Achievement Gap for African American and Latino Students.”
More than half of the guests were high school and community college students, who were energized by the motivational speakers and inspired by informational workshops and resources. Key speakers included Mario Rivas from Laney College and Tom Brown from St. Mary’s College, and Horace Mitchell, President of Cal State University Bakersfield. California’s own Senator Ellen Corbett was also in attendance. More than 50 colleges were represented, including fellow Cal State Universities CSU Humboldt and Chico State.
Among the most popular workshops were the Journey to College, a student panel discussion; CSU requirements for admission; and Financial Aid Basics. Photos to come soon on the Cal State East Bay Admissions Facebook page.