HAYWARD — Cal State East Bay this weekend will continue efforts to increase the number of African-American and Latino students attending college.
On Sunday the university will participate in the fifth annual Super Sunday, a program in which officials and educators visit area African-American churches to speak about the importance of a college education. Materials and information on what it takes to attend college will be provided to families and prospective students.
In Hayward, programs will be held at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, 27689 Tyrrell Ave.; and at 10 a.m. at Palma Ceia Baptist Church, 28605 Ruus Road.
In Fremont, a program will begin at 10 a.m. at South Bay Community Church, 47385 Warm Springs Blvd.
"We hope to make these communities aware of the steps that students need to complete each year to get to college," Cal State University Chancellor Charles Reed said in a statement. "We are pleased to say that these efforts are paying off. In recent years we have noticed an increase in African-American applications and enrollment."
The following weekend, the university will team with Chabot College and the Alameda County Office of Education to host an education summit focused on closing the achievement gap for African-American and Latino youths.
The program will be held 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Pioneer Gymnasium at Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
The event is scheduled to include more than 20 workshops and motivational presentations, and a college information resource fair.
To register for the summit and for more information, call 510-885-3516 or visit www.csueastbay.edu/EducationSummit.
Kristofer Noceda covers Cal State East Bay, Chabot College, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and other unincorporated communities in the greater Hayward area. Contact him at 510-293-2479. Follow him at Twitter.com/Noceda_Reports.