By Elle Carlos |Staff Writer|
CSU representatives encouraged college attendance to African-American church members across California on Super Sunday.
CSU Super Sunday is a tradition that began in 2005, where representatives from all 23 campuses go to underrepresented areas in communities across California to provide information to make a college experience a reality.
For the 11th annual event, more than 100 African-American churches will be visited by CSU leaders including Chancellor Tim White.
President Tomás Morales attended the Cathedral of Praise International Ministries to inspire youth to attend a college university and reach their full potential.
“I grew up very poor in the South Bronx, and I was told I wasn’t college material,” stated Morales in The Sun. “Now, I run a college.”
Morales spoke and provided information in regards to admission and financial aid requirements for both CSUSB and San Bernardino Valley College.
He explained the significance of taking A-G requirement courses in high school to be considered for college acceptance.
“If you listen to people who say you don’t need to take A-G classes beginning in ninth grade, you’re done,” said Morales in The Sun.
“If in ninth grade you’re not in A-G courses, you can’t apply to a UC or CSU,” added Morales.
CSUSB leaders spoke at other churches in Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino, according to The Sun.
The CSU African-American Initiative coordinates Super Sunday events each year in efforts to improve college preparation, enrollment, and graduation rates among African-American students in the CSU system.