By Brandon Brown
Cal State Dominguez Hills plans to host an African-American College and Career Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8.
The event aims to increase college preparation, enrollment and graduation rates for African-American students in the local community and to build connections with local middle schools, high schools and community colleges.
The summit will feature a resource fair, seminars, interactive workshops, parent information sessions and a community and education leader think tank.
The goal is to provide prospective fall 2017 students with assistance in filling out their financial aid and college admission applications.
The event, organized by the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Government and Community Relations, was agreed upon by an outreach committee attended by Khaleah Bradshaw, assistant director for external community relations.
“Super Saturday gives us a unique opportunity to showcase the university to the community, while strategically marketing for the African-American community,” Bradshaw said.
In an email sent to community partners in June, Vice President of Student Affairs William Franklin said the event speaks to the timely and important call across the nation demanding that universities do more to recruit, retain, support and graduate African-Americans.
Attendees will be eligible to win Dominguez Hills swag, including lanyards, travel mugs, sweatshirts and backpacks. One winner will receive an Apple iPad Mini.
Free lunch will also be provided to the first 1,000 registered participants.
For more information, or to register, go to CSUDH.edu/SuperSaturday.