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SJSU Invites Youths on “Journey to Success”

 

SJSU Invites Youths on "Journey to Success"

The California State University “Journey to Success” program seeks to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders attend college and graduate (Christina Olivas photo).

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Fernanda Perdomo Karp
, Student Affairs
Campus and Community Relations, (408) 924-1162

SAN JOSE, CA
– City of Campbell Vice Mayor Evan Low, ’03 Political Science, will be the keynote speaker at San Jose State’s first “Journey to Success” event, geared toward providing Asian American and Pacific Islander students in grades 6 through 12 with the information they need to go to college.

This event, for young people and their families, will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union’s Barrett Ballroom. Register here.

The California State University “Journey to Success” program seeks to help Asian American and Pacific Islanders attend college and graduate. The SJSU event will feature educational workshops covering every step from application to obtaining a diploma. Speakers will include CSU faculty members, community leaders, and AAPI student ambassadors, who will share their own journeys to success.

“’Journey to Success’ is integral to San Jose State University’s efforts to open the doors of higher education to all eligible students,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said. “We invite all interested students and their families to register for this event, visit our campus, and begin planning now to attend and graduate from college.”

“Journey to Success” began in October 2010 as a collaborative effort between the CSU and leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The initiative will expand to SJSU for the first time this year. San Jose State’s event will open with a performance by the Akbayan Filipino American Organization and feature a lunchtime show by the Pride of the Pacific Islands. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,500 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.