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January 23, 2008 > Latino Education Summit

Latino Education Summit

Submitted By Lupita Figueiredo

The eighth annual Latino Education Summit entitled, "Education is Everybody's Business," will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the Hayward campus of California State University East Bay. Information on applying to college, financial aid, parental involvement and teaching strategies will be highlighted. Registration, breakfast, lunch and parking are free.

The summit features dozens of workshops in English and Spanish aimed at providing important information to college-bound students and their parents. Teachers and educators will learn strategies for dealing with multicultural issues. Keynote speakers will be Arturo Gonzalez, a veteran civil rights lawyer with Morrison & Foerster, and Jose Lazares, a vice-president for the Oracle Corporation. High school students, parents and educators are encouraged to attend.

"Year after year we have been able to pass on information and resources to hundreds of Latino families, we are thrilled with this conference's success," said Ron Silva, president of the Hispanic Business, Education, and Training, Inc., one of the summit founders.

"The key to this successful conference has been the leadership of the Hispanic Chamber in developing partnerships with educational institutions and in convincing businesses and corporations to provide funding so that the event can be free," said Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools.

California State University East Bay, Chabot College, and other higher education institutions are offering on-the-spot admission to eligible high school seniors attending the Latino Education Summit.

For further information and to register for the Latino Education Summit, call (510) 885-3516 or visit and look for "Latino Education Summit" on the page.

The conference is sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County (HCCAC) and Hispanic Business and Training, Inc., in partnership with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE,) California State University East Bay (CSUEB) and Chabot College, and supported by a long list of corporations and businesses.

Latino Education Summit
Saturday, Feb 2
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
California State University East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward
(510) 885-3516

Cost: Free

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