CSULB to host college fair for Cambodian, other Southeast-Asian communities

Reaching out to its large local Cambodian community, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will host “Journey to Success: A College Fair for Cambodian and other Southeast Asian Communities” on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8:30am to 12:30pm in the campus’ University Student Union.
The free event is intended for middle-school, high-school and community-college students and their parents. Offered by the California State University (CSU) system, the college fair will feature a variety of workshops with information on how to prepare for college, CSU admission requirements and application processes, how to pay for college, and CSU’s college preparation and admission resources available online.
“The CSU’s Journey to Success college fairs are so valuable because they serve to educate both prospective students and their parents about what it takes to go to college,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “These events are strongly family-oriented because parents play such an important role in the education of their children.”
In addition to the workshops, the college fair will include booths and tables with representatives from many local area colleges and universities ready to provide information and assistance to students and parents in attendance.
“Journey to Success” is a component of the CSU’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative, one of the first in the country with the goal of improving college access and graduation achievements among underserved AAPI students. The AAPI Initiative targets California’s Samoan, Tongan, Marshallese, Hawaiian, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Fijian and underserved Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino communities.
For more information and to RSVP, visit the web page at calstate.edu/externalrelations/events/journeytosuccess/cambodian.

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