Cal State East Bay: Officials, churches to aid black students

  • February 17, 2012

Cal State East Bay and the California State University system are partnering with 22 Bay Area churches on Sunday in an effort to increase the number of African-American students attending college.

For "Super Sunday," CSU presidents, trustees, professors, staff members will talk to congregations throughout the region about the importance of a college education.

Chancellor Charles Reed will speak at Family Bible Fellowship Church at 37620 Filbert St. in Newark at 10:30 a.m., while new CSUEB President Leroy Morishita will address the 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. congregations at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, 27689 Tyrell Ave., Hayward.

Participating congregations include others in Hayward, Fremont, Oakland and Berkeley. For a complete list, go to www.csueastbay.edu.

After Sunday services, CSU staff will offer information on the application and admission process, including online virtual tours of campuses. They will also talk about the role of parent involvement and early preparation for getting into college.

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