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Issue #14
May 2011

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Parents Completing PIQE Program Honored by CSU Chancellor Reed

Parents who completed the training program of the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) at Cabrillo High School were honored by CSU officials on April 19. 

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, CSU Vice Chancellor Garrett Ashley, CSU Senior Director of External Relations Jorge Haynes and Cabrillo High School Principal Alejandro Vega handed out completion certificates to 79 parents who completed the nine-week training program.

"I am here to congratulate you and to tell you that we await your sons and daughters at one of our 23 campuses as they realize your dreams and your hope for a better future for your children," said Chancellor Reed."
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Parents who completed PIQE's nine-week training program during their graduation ceremony at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach.


Journey to Success: Pacific Islander College Fair To Be Held on June 4


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Journey to Success is a program of the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative that focuses on long-term strategies to increase underserved students' participation in college.


Pow Wow Highlights CSU Commitment to Native American Education

Photo by Joanie Harmon

Back row: Pow Wow Spiritual Leader Jimi Castillo and Mrs. Castillo. First row, Cheryl McNight, (l) CSUDH director for service learning and civic engagement and CSUDH President Mildred Garcia. (r)

CSU Dominguez Hills' Pow Wow attracted approximately 40 tribes from several states. The event held on April 30, highlighted the California State University's commitment to Native American education.

Less than one percent of CSU students are Native American.  CSU campuses and the Chancellor's Office work through the CSU Native American Initiative to address the historical lack of opportunities for Native Americans in higher education.

Pow Wow events are held at several CSU campuses at different times and serve as an opportunity for the campus community to appreciate Native American dances, music, arts and crafts. They also help Native American families become familiar with CSU campuses.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Holds Education Forum at CSUDH


From left, panelists, Michelle Siqueiros, Tina Gridiron Smith, Jorge Haynes, Ivelisse Estrada, Jose Rico and Deborah Santiago.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute presented two education policy panels at CSU Dominguez Hills, highlighting the national goal of increasing college degree attainment to 60 percent by 2025.

The event, held on April 8 at the University Library, addressed concrete examples and action steps currently under way to increase Latino student success and degree attainment.

Education officials said that to meet the national goal, the United States needs to accelerate the college graduation rate for Hispanics because one of four Americans under 23 is Latino.

Panelists included representatives from Univision, the California State University system, the University of California, the Campaign for College Opportunity, Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation, NALEO, L.A. County Board of Education, California Teachers Association, Excelencia in Education and U.S. Department of Education.

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CSU Channel Islands Among Honorees of El Concilio Family Services


Pilar Pacheco associate director for the Center for Community Engagement at California State University, Channel Islands, was among nine Ventura County educators who received the El Concilio Family Services 2011 Latino Leadership Award

Pacheco was recognized for her efforts to bring the Smithsonian Museum’s exhibit of the Bracero Oral History Project to CSU Channel Islands.

The Bracero History Project describes the history of the guest worker program conducted by the U.S. government between 1942 and 1964, and informs about the program’s relevance to the current debate on immigration reform.


Obama Releases Hispanic Agenda

The White House recently launched President Obama's Hispanic agenda. The 34-word document is titled, Winning the Future: President Obama's Agenda and the Hispanic Community. Download.


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