Issue #42 | september 2013

Es el Momento Education Fair Attracts 6,500 Participants to Sacramento State University

Univision's KUVS Channel 19, Sacramento State University and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson joined as co-producers of the first Es el Momento Education Fair in Northern California.

Photo: Sacramento State/Steve McKay From left, Steven R. Stuck, vice president and general manager of Univision's KTFK, KUVS 19 and 64,  Alexander Gonzalez, president of Sacramento State University, Roger Dickinson, member of the State Assembly and Jorge Haynes, CSU's senior director of external relations during the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the first Es el primarilyevent in Sacramento.

From left, Steven R. Stuck, vice president and general manager of Univision's KTFK, KUVS 19 and 64, Alexander Gonzalez, president of Sacramento State University, Roger Dickinson, member of the State Assembly and Jorge Haynes, CSU's senior director of external relations during the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the first Es el Momento event in Sacramento.
Photo: Sacramento State/Steve McKay

 
The event, held at the Sacramento State University campus on Aug. 24, attracted 6,500 participants --primarily Latino families-- who received information about the application and admission process for dozens of public and private universities and community colleges.

Complete story and video 

Students Begin Path to College at CSU Super Saturday

The California State University welcomed nearly 3,000 middle and high school students, parents and mentors to CSU Dominguez Hills, during the Super Saturday college day, held Aug. 17.


Students received motivation and plenty of practical advice from CSU Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan, Cal State Los Angeles Vice President Tony Ross and admission and financial aid specialists.

The college day also included information on CSU Mentor – the website students must access to apply to the CSU.

CSU Super Saturday is a program of the CSU African American Initiative designed to promote a college going culture among students in underserved communities.

More about Super Saturday

Super Saturday works together with the CSU Summer Algebra Institute, designed to provide a successful algebraic learning experience, and to make students better prepared to enter the CSU and take college-level classes. The Summer Algebra Institutes are held in Northern and Southern California at African American Churches that work in partnership with the CSU Chancellor's Office.


Super Saturday Photo Gallery

 

Going to Es el Momento Education Fair?
Take a Metro Bus to CSU Dominguez Hills  

Es el Momento participants are encouraged to take Metro buses to the event.

The following bus routes provide Saturday service, convenient to the CSU Dominguez Hills campus:

From the north:

  • Metro line 52 serves Avalon Bl. north of Victoria Street to downtown L.A. every 30 minutes.  Line 52 connects with both the Harbor Gateway Transit Center (free park-ride lot) and Avalon Station on the Metro Green Line (free park-ride lot).
  • Metro Line 53 buses connect CSUDH to Los Angeles via Central Av about every 30 to 35 minutes on Saturdays. Line 53 also provides a connection to CSUDH from Avalon Station on the Metro Green Line (free park-ride lot). The bus route terminates on campus near the information booth and Welch Hall.
     
  • Metro Line 205 connects with the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, Artesia Station on the Metro Blue Line, and also with the Willowbrook Station on the Metro Blue and Metro Green Lines.  All three locations provide a free park-ride lot.  
 
From the south:

  • Metro Line 205 operates from San Pedro to Willowbrook serving local bus stops on Vermont Ave. south of 182nd Street and Wilmington Ave. north of Del Amo Bl. approximately every 55 minutes on Saturdays.  If coming from San Pedro or Lomita areas, board Line 205 on Western Ave. south of Pacific Coast Highway. 
     
  • Metro Line 246 serves Avalon Bl. south of Victoria Street every 40 minutes on Saturdays.  If coming from San Pedro, board Line 246 on Pacific Ave.  From Wilmington, board Line 246 on Pacific Coast Highway or on Avalon Bl.  Line 246 also connects with the Harbor Gateway Transit Center (free park-ride lot).
  • Carson Circuit A route connects CSUDH to the South Bay Pavilion on Avalon Bl at Del Amo Bl.  The Carson Circuit 'A' route runs every 40 minutes starting from 10:40am until 4:40pm on Saturdays. 
 
From the east or west:

  • Metro Line 130 provides service every 60 minutes on Saturdays.  The closest stop to campus is on Victoria St. at Tamcliff Ave, a short walk to Welch Hall.  Line 130 provides a connection from the Artesia Station on the Metro Blue Line (free park-ride lot).  Line 130 also serves the Harbor Gateway Transit Center on 182nd Street (free park-ride lot). 

Metro fare is $1.50 cash for each boarding. 
Seniors and people with disabilities get discounted cash fare of 25 cents on Saturdays.

More information and trip planning assistance are available at metro.net or by calling 323.466.3876.      

 

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Los Angeles' Es el Momento Education Fair Set for Oct. 5

Photo: Sacramento State/Steve McKay
The Es el Momento Spanish-Language education fair will feature the largest book giveaway in California. Nearly 60,000 text books will be donated.

Univision broadcast personalities will be at the event sharing their personal education stories and signing autographs.

Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops about the Affordable Care Act and Immigration Reform.



Native American Day To Be Celebrated at CSU San Bernardino on Sept. 27

Traditional dancers from Southern, Central and Northern California will highlight the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ annual celebration of California Native American Day at CSU San Bernardino on Sept. 27.

The event, open to the public, follows a week-long California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference, also held at CSU San Bernardino.

For more information, please call (909) 537-8709 or visit www.nativeamericanday.org.

Native American Day is a state holiday in California observed on the fourth Friday in September. The holiday honors Native American cultures and their contributions to the United States.

MAES To Honor CSU’s Jorge Haynes With Bravo Award

Jorge Haynes
Jorge Haynes

MAES – Latinos in Sciences and Engineering will honor CSU’s Senior Director of External Relations Jorge Haynes with the Amigo de MAES Award.

The award highlights Haynes' achievements as a role model throughout the pre college to professional pipeline.

MAES endeavors to develop STEM leaders in the academic, executive and technical communities.

Read more about MAES


UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS AND FAIRS

September 24
CSU College Night
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 

October 2
CSU College Night
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America PKWY
Santa Clara, CA

October 5
Es el Momento - Los Angeles
Hispanic Education Fair - Univision's KMEX 34
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA

 
Questions, ideas or comments about editorial content, e-mail Clara Potes-Fellow. Visit the External Relations website for more information on programs that serve diverse communities across the state.
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