Es el Momento Education Fair
Everything you want to know about your children's education in one place:
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
2014 date to be announced
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening ceremony with the stars of Channel 34 and California's educational leaders
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Education in California: Representatives of educational institutions from pre-kindergarten through college provided information about their educational programs. Free books and text books. Location: Toro gym.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshops for parents and students:
- Financial aid
- Preparing for college
- Common Core Standards
- The role of parents in their children's education
- AB 540
- Deferred action for undocumented students
- Professional women in the media
- Immigration reform
- Affordable Care Act
The workshops were offered in the SAC (South Academic Complex) building, excluding the Immigration Reform and Affordable Healthcare workshops, which were offered in the University Theatre.
Transportation to CSU Dominguez Hills
- Metro bus routes 52, 53, 205, 246, 130 (map of routes)
- Carson Circuit A (map of routes)
- Parking at CSU Dominguez Hills: $5
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About Es el Momento
Each year, the California State University system and CSU campuses partner with KMEX, Univision's flagship station in Los Angeles, to produce the Es el Momento Education Fair. The event empowers thousands of Latino parents and students with information and resources to help them succeed in California's educational system.
The 2013 Es el Momento Education Fair was held on October 5th at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA. The event served between 35,000 to 50,000 visitors.
Bilingual volunteers are vital for the success of the Es el Momento Education Fair. Volunteers greet families, distribute books, interpret conversations and assist with traffic flow. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, please send us a message at CSUexternalrelations@calstate.edu
Photo Gallery of Previous Events
Stories and Reports
CSU Latino Outreach Initiative Report: PowerPoint presentation (15.6MB, .ppt) with highlights of 2009's event.
Other Information and Resources
CSU Mentor is a free, online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU and its 23 campuses, plan for college, apply for admission, and get information about financial aid and scholarships. click here
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
The Early Assessment Program is a test that gives students an "early signal" to see if they are ready for the college-level English and mathematics at the end of their junior year of high school. CSU has created several resources to help students improve their English and math proficiency and encourages students to take the exam.
More about the Fair
Es el Momento Education Fair is part of Univision's long-term education campaign to increase parent involvement in their children's education and facilitate their understanding of the U.S. educational system from pre-kinder to college.
Univision's national education initiative aims to improve academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on increasing rates of high school graduation, college readiness, college completion and engaging Hispanic parents and the broader community in these efforts.
The Spanish-language campaign, featured across all Univision platforms—television, radio, online and mobile—is conducted in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and community, education, and civil rights groups from around the country.
The campaign focuses on fostering a strong culture of academic achievement and college aspiration among the U.S. Hispanic community. The campaign targets students, parents, caretakers and the broader community. The initiative includes national public service announcements (PSAs) on Univision media platforms, national and local news coverage, and special programming on television and radio, along with partnerships at the local level for grassroots and community efforts, such as the Es el Momento Education Fair at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Award-winning Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos is the campaign's primary spokesperson.
"A great education is not an honor or privilege-it's a fundamental civil right. This partnership with Univision will not only inspire Hispanic students and their parents and community to aspire to a college education, it will give them access to the information and tools they need to make their dream a reality. Education is the best way to expand opportunity for all. We can't think of a better partner to work with than Univision, which shares this belief in the power of education."
--Melinda French Gates
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The California State University system, represented by Jorge Haynes, senior director of external relations, is a member of the campaign's advisory board that assists Univision in the ongoing development of the multi-year effort.
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