African American Churches and CSU Stand Together in Effort to Send Youth to College
California State University leaders reached out to the African American community during the 8th annual Super Sunday event held in February and March at approximately 100 churches in California.
Super Sunday is a partnership between the CSU system and California's African American faith community. The purpose is to encourage young people to earn a college degree.
CSU’s 8th Super Sunday was Chancellor Timothy P. White’s first because he took the helm of the CSU system in January. He rose to the occasion by announcing that the CSU’s commitment to African American education will be stronger than ever.
In February, White spoke during Super Sunday events at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Bakersfield and at West Angeles Cathedral. On March 10, he will address the congregation at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward.
Super Sunday presentations focus on early preparation for college and target middle school students and their families. The message puts an emphasis on taking high school classes in the A-G curriculum, which are essential to qualify for admission at the CSU and UC systems.
The message has been effective among the African American community. Since the initiative started in 2006, black student applications to the CSU have increased consistently each year. For instance, undergraduate applications for fall 2013 increased by 6.4 percent to 17,663 as compared to the previous year.
After making his presentation in two churches, Chancellor White described his Super Sunday experience in the Voices and Views blog.
Super Sunday Events in Central and Northern California
CSU Trustee Hugo N. Morales visits with Super Sunday participants after the service at Saints Community Church of God in Christ in Fresno.
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez greets parishioners after Super Sunday service at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sacramento on Feb. 17
CSU East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita addresses the congregation of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.
Upcoming College Events and Fairs
Chancellor Timothy P. White speaks at Super Sunday event at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, Hayward.
Time: 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education
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HACU 18th National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Education
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