Journey to Success hosted by CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University, 5/19/12
Approximately 350 participants attended the Journey to Success College Summit organized by CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University on May 19, 2012.
The event, held at CSU East Bay, drew parents and students from San Francisco, Hayward, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Livermore, Martinez, Pleasanton, Fairfield, Fremont, San Jose, Palo Alto, Oakland, Simi Valley, Antioch, Pittsburg, Union City, Newark, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Burlingame, and San Pablo.
The program featured 17 workshops and 45 speakers providing information about college financial aid, scholarships for AAPI students, college preparation, college application, and family and parent engagement in a student's education.
The Journey to Success education summit was cosponsored by the CSUEB AANAPISI grant, Alameda County Office of Education, Chabot College and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. Southwest Airlines donated a round-trip ticket that was given as a prize to a high school students participating in the event.
CSUEB student dances during the Journey to Success' Opening Session.
Leroy Morishita, president of CSU East Bay, welcomes parents and students.
Participants during opening session.
Susan Sperling, president of Chabot College, speaks during the opening session.
Greg Smith, CSUEB's associate vice president of student affairs and chair of the CSUEB & SFSU Journey to Success education summit, outlines the day's activities.
Campus Information Tables
Steve Arounsack, professor of anthropology at CSU Stanislaus delivers a keynote address about his experiences as a refugee from Laos.
CSU campuses get ready to provide information to students and families.
Caiyao Liang, (center) student at Oakland High School wins a Southwest Airlines ticket. She is with Greg Smith of CSUEB and Clara Potes-Fellow of the CSU Office of the Chancellor.
Phong Luu, of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund speaks about scholarship opportunities for AAPI students.
Planning with the Community
Members of several Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups from multiple communities in the Bay Area participated in the planning and promotion of the event. A month prior to the college day event, CSUEB President Leroy Morishita held a community luncheon to recognize community members and build up momentum for the event. Photos of the community luncheon are posted below.
Journey to Success is a program of the California State University Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative, designed to improve college access and graduation achievement for Asian American and Pacific Islander students from underserved communities.