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#BlackFamiliesRock – Fall 2016, in SFUSD!

This fall, I’m excited to share that there will be TWO upcoming events sponsored by SFUSD via the African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative and in partnership with the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo’Magic and other amazing organizations focused on helping Black students access college and career opportunities.

Please spread the word to let everyone know about them. They are both great opportunities for ALL AGES. Tell your friends! Let’s make sure #BlackFamiliesRock this fall in SFUSD!

Black Families Rock: 3rd Annual HBCU Fair – Monday, September 12, 2016 at Mission High School

HBCU Fair 2016

Black Families Rock: Former Superintendent Carranza has this to say about the event;

The San Francisco Unified School District in collaboration with the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators will host the 3rd Annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Mission High School from 4:00-8:00pm.

Official representatives from 30 – 45 of the country’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be recruiting college-bound students on-site during the event. Interested high school students will have the opportunity to receive preliminary “on-the-spot” admissions, scholarships, financial aid information and face-to-face exposure with many of the most respected historically black institutions of higher learning within the United States. Our college fair event is free and open to all students of the San Francisco Unified School District.

Students who wish to apply and qualify for “on-the-spot” admissions and scholarships should bring an official transcript, if available, and a copy of their ACT/SAT test scores, if taken, for each college application they plan to complete. In addition, uAspire – an organization dedicated to helping families afford college – will share information on developing affordable financial aid packages. All high school students and their parents will benefit from this annual college planning event and opportunity.

Participating Colleges include: Alcorn State University, Bennett College, Benedict College, Bethune-Cookman University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A&M State University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Langston University, Lincoln University, MO, Livingstone College, Miles College, Morgan State University, Savannah State University, Shaw University, Spelman College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tougaloo College, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, Virginia State University, Wilberforce University, Wiley College and Xavier University of Louisiana


This event takes place on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Mission High School from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. If you have any questions or requests for information, please contact the African American Postsecondary Pathway Program Manager, Linda Jordan (JordanL AT or call 415-241-6240 X 3315 (Office).

(Download and print this information from this letter or download the official flyer.)

Black Families Rock: Black Family Cradle to College and Career Day Resource Fair – Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Mission High School

BFD Flyer (2)

I’m really excited about this next event which takes place the following Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Mission High School from 9:30 – 3:00pm. The district will partner with agencies across the city to host another annual Black Family Day to support Black families across the district. I’ll be there with my girls in tow in support of the district’s efforts to help ALL schools in the district reach out to create welcoming and inclusive schools for ALL Black families.
This message comes from Landon Dickey, Special Assistant to the Superintendent who heads up the African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative at SFUSD:
We’re excited to host our Fourth Annual Black Family Day on Saturday, September 17th at Mission High School. Black Family Day is a citywide tradition through which we convene the Village of support we have for our African American students and families. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educations, 100% College Prep, Mo’MAGIC, AfroSolo, and dozens of other community – based organizations, we are always eager for the opportunity to ensure our community gets connected to the resources and information they need to succeed in SFUSD and San Francisco.

Please read more about the event at the link below and share with your networks:

Black Families Rock: Families can register here (thought it’s NOT required!): and the flyer is attached here.
4th Annual Black Family Day
Don’t miss this fun, family event. There are great give-aways including free tablets, books and even Warrior tickets!
4th Annual Black Family Day Calendar
Here’s the line up of fall 2016 events coming up.

Please tell your friends and I hope I’ll see you there!!!

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