Latino Education Summit Set for Jan. 24

  • December 18, 2008
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Barry Zepel, Media Relations Officer, (510) 885-3884

Students, parents and educators from throughout Alameda County attend the annual Latino Education Summit at Cal State East Bay.The ninth annual Latino Education Summit, bringing together a wide range of valuable community resources and expertise for students and their families, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Hayward campus of California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Admission is free to the Latino Education Summit, which is co-sponsored by the university with the Alameda County Office of Education and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County.

The summit is open to the public. Registration is requested and can be completed online at www.csueastbay.edu/LatinoSummit. Those especially encouraged to attend include parents, high school and junior high school students, school administrators, teachers, counselors, and business and community leaders.

"We want to make college more accessible to everyone in the community," said Claudia Quezada, the summit chairperson from Cal State East Bay.

Many of the summit workshops will be presented in both English and Spanish. The conference will feature distinguished speakers, informative and instructive sessions, and an educational resource fair.

Topics covered in the workshops and panels will include college information resources; student life experiences on campus; college admissions; and financing a college education through grants, scholarships, and financial aid.

Also, on-the-spot admission will be available for Cal State East Bay eligible high school seniors who have submitted an application through the CSU Mentor program and provided transcripts to the university by Jan. 10. Further information is available at www.csueastbay.edu/LatinoSummit or by calling (510) 885-3516.

A free lunch and continental breakfast will be provided at the Latino Summit and a drawing for a computer also will be held.

Parking on the Cal State East Bay campus will be free.

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