Photo of CSUEB President Leroy Morishita and a local Hayward family.

CSUEB President Leroy Morishita greets a local family at the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Community Festival. (Photos: Alex Lopez)

Giving back: CSUEB supports the Hayward Promise Neighborhood partnership

  • November 19, 2012 5:00am

This week, the CSUEB News Blog will focus on "thanks in giving" stories of Pioneers giving back to local East Bay residents, schools, and organizations. Cal State East Bay supports as one of its shared strategic commitments the civic, cultural, and economic life of all communities in the regions we serve through partnerships that promote education and social responsibility.

In October 2012, 1,300 attendees at the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Community Festival helped to officially launched a multi-year initiative to benefit South Hayward schools, students and families in the Jackson Triangle.

"Students who are supported by families and schools as well as their entire community, through programs like the Promise Neighborhood, are better positioned for lifelong learning and success," said CSUEB President Leroy Morishita. "Their achievements will be felt throughout the East Bay region."

The Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) partnership is funded by a $25 million, five-year federal grant to improve social, educational and health support services in the South Hayward region. California State University, East Bay and partners from the HPN Implementation Team planned the event as the official introduction for community families and HPN partners. (Read more at

Morishita said “This is such a wonderful opportunity to meet with so many people from our community, not just the parents and students but also the regional partners who have been instrumental in the early stages of this partnership. With all of us working together over the next five years, the Promise Neighborhood will be tremendously successful.”

View photos from the Promise Neighborhood Community Festival


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