CSU leaders outline path to college at African American churches at events on Feb. 15, 20

WHAT: The eighth annual Super Sunday event.

California State University (CSU) officials will address the congregations of Bay Area African American churches to inform parents and children of the advantages of a bachelor's degree and how to start planning for college. After the services, parents and students will have the opportunity to talk to CSU representatives and pick up materials about college admissions, the application process and financial aid.

Super Sunday is produced by the CSU African American Initiative, a partnership between CSU campuses and African American religious leaders with the goal of increasing college-going rates among African American students. This year, events will be held at more than 100 predominantly African American churches statewide.

WHO: Among the CSU officials addressing Bay Area congregations are: SF State President Leslie Wong, Vice President of University Advancement Robert Nava, Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro, Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre and Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Jo Volkert.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 17 at the times listed below.

WHERE: San Francisco locations include:

  • Vice President Nava will speak at the 8 and 11 a.m. services at Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon St., San Francisco.
  • President Wong will speak at the 10 a.m. service at Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister St., San Francisco.
  • Dean Oubre will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service at Ingleside Presbyterian Church, 1345 Ocean Ave., San Francisco.
  • Dean Monteiro will speak at the 1 p.m. service at City of Refuge, 1025 Howard St., San Francisco.
  • Vice President Volkert will speak at the joint event held by Grace Tabernacle Church and Bell Chapel Christian Methodist at City College of San Francisco, Southeast Campus (Alex L. Pritcher Jr. Community Room), 1800 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco at 1:30 p.m.

For a full list of participating churches and more information about the statewide effort visit: http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/


WHAT: African American Honor Roll

San Francisco State University officials will partner with San Francisco political adn education leaders to celebrate and honor African American youth at the African American Honor Roll (K-12).

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco