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Issue #30
September 2012

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“Destino Universidad” Town Hall Presented at
Cal State Fullerton

A group of about 400 Latino parents and students were welcomed by President Mildred García at Cal State Fullerton during the "Destino Universidad” town hall, held in the Titan Student Union at CSU Fullerton on Sept. 8.

The event, produced in partnership with the College Board, was designed to provide guidance on financial aid for college, including grants, scholarships, work study and loans, as well as information on how to prepare for college.

A workshop led by attorney Rosa Elena Sahagún about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program attracted an enthusiastic group with a long list of questions about the program.  Students and parents learned about who is likely to qualify and how to fill out the Deferred Action application forms.

Sahagún explained that the program may benefit students who came to the United States as undocumented immigrants before their 16th birthday and meet other requirements.

Qualified applicants will receive a Social Security number and a work permit but will not be entitled to a green card or permanent U.S. residency. In addition, beneficiaries must reapply every two years to remain in the U.S. and work legally.

Rosa Helena Sahagun
Attorney Rosa Elena Sahagún speaks about the details of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Destino Universidad Participants
Student speaks with education adviser during the "Destino Universidad" town hall.


CSU Super Saturday Draws Multicultural Audience at CSUDH

Super Saturday Participant
Super Saturday participants during the Parent Training workshop.

The CSU Super Saturday college education day attracted a large multicultural audience at CSU Dominguez Hills.Eager to learn about the classes they need to take to be ready to apply for college, about 2,000 students and parents arrived as early as 7:30 a.m. at the university's Torodome on Aug. 25.

Audience during 2012's Super Saturday opening sessiion

Audience during opening session at CSUDH's Torodome.

"The event is growing in numbers and diversity," said Barbara Young, consultant to CSU’s African American Initiative, who has been leading CSU Super Saturday since its inception in 2007.

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Upcoming College Events and Fairs

September 28
Native American Day, CSU San Bernardino

October 5-6
27th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Marcos

October 13
Es El Momento
CSU Dominguez Hills

October 20
A Taste of Soul, Los Angeles

October 20-22
HACU - Annual Conference
Washington D.C.

November 3
CSU AAPI Journey to Success
San Jose State University

December 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander Community Forum
CSU Chancellor's Office and CSU East Bay


Glory Christian Fellowship Students Learn About Careers in the Hospitality Industry

Collins School Filed Trip

Rajai Barnes from Glory Christian Fellowship savors whipped-up bananas during a field trip hosted by the CSU Hospitality Management Education Initiative to promote African American enrollment in hospitality majors.

Leaders of 14 CSU campuses work together under this Initiative to prepare students to meet an increasing demand for an educated workforce in hospitality management.

Students also toured the Cal Poly Pomona campus, including its dormitories, and learned about student life.

Glory Christian Fellowship is one of the churches that participates in the CSU African American Initiative.



In Memory of Walter Clarke

Walter ClarkeCSU External Relations members and associates are remembering Walter Clarke, a dear friend and long-time supporter of the CSU African American Initiative, who died on Aug 22.

"He gave of his time and in many instances his resources to advance the education of youth in his church," said Barbara Young, consultant to the CSU African American Initiative.

Clarke was associated with the Glory Christian Fellowship International Church of Carson, Calif.

He volunteered and supported several social service and education organizations in Carson and Long Beach, including the Manpower program, the Green Power Foundation, the Summer Youth Employment program, the Long Beach Committee on Economic Opportunities, the Community Development Center of Carson and the CSU Office of the Chancellor.


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