Cal Poly Pomona and Council of African American Parents to Co-host Educational Symposium


To prepare parents and students for the demands of higher education, Cal Poly Pomona and the Council of African-American Parents (CAAP) will co-host the seventh annual Education Symposium. The event will be Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Bronco Student Center. A tour of the campus, available by reservation at (909) 860-0793, will begin at 11 a.m.

“This symposium is designed to present a number of resources and tools that will help maximize student academic growth, social responsibility and cultural awareness,” says Ingrid Johnson, CAAP?s director of education, partnerships and development. “Education is the gateway to social and economic growth and we look forward to collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona for this extraordinary conference.”

The keynote speaker will be Pedro Antonio Noguera, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The event will also feature a panel discussion with high school students, college students and parents; an career and education fair; and comprehensive workshops and presentations from academic resources and support services, including the Early Academic Outreach Program, National Society of Black Engineers, A Better Chance, Sallie Mae, Princeton Review, and the Youth Business Leadership Academy.

For more information, contact Ingrid Johnson at (909) 860-0793.