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May 2012


Journey to Success hosted by CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University, 5/19/12

JTS at CSUEB opening session JTS CSUEB Student Dancer during opening session CSUEB & SFSU Journey to Success Opening Session Opening session

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.

See the event program

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 opening ceremony

CSUEB student dances during the Journey to Success' Opening Session.


President Morishita

Leroy Morishita, president of CSU East Bay, welcomes parents and students.


JTS at CSUEB opening session

Participants during opening session.


JTS event organizers and education officials PIQE Information booth Emerging Professionals Panel  College fair

President of Chabot College

Susan Sperling, president of Chabot College, speaks during the opening session.


JTS CSUEB JTS CSUEB Journey to Success CSUEB First from right Dr. Meiling Wu, ANAPISI Grant Writer

Greg Smith, master of ceremonies

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

College fair Information booth provided by the National Pacific Islander Educator Network Journey to Success CSUEB Journey to Success CSUEB Lunch time

Keynote Speaker

Steve Arounsack-keynote speaker

Steve Arounsack, professor of anthropology at CSU Stanislaus delivers a keynote address about his experiences as a refugee from Laos.


College Fair

CSU campuses get ready to provide information to students and families.


Oakland High School student winner of a  Southwest Airlines ticket

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 talks about the Gates Millenium Scholars Program

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.

AAPI Community luncheon, April 2012

AAPI community luncheon, April 2012 AAPI community luncheon in April 2012 AAPI Community luncheon, April 2012 AAPI Community luncheon

AAPI community luncheon AAPI Community luncheon AAPI community luncheon, April 2012 AAPI Community luncheon, April 2012


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.

Read more about the CSU AAPI Initiative.