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Highlights Sept. 10-14, 2018: College recruitment fair, climate change talks & boost for Latinos in the arts

Highlights for September 10-14, 2018

College recruitment fair, climate change talks & boost for Latinos in the arts

The African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative and the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators in partnership with the United College Action Network (UCAN) will host the 7th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair. Hundreds of students from San Francisco and surrounding areas will meet with admission directors and recruitment officers from 41 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees. Many of the colleges and universities will answer questions, review transcripts, accept applications, provide financial aid information, waive application fees, and admit students on the spot with the possibility of receiving merit-based scholarships. The fair has contributed to an increase in college acceptance among high school seniors across the district.

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                                      WHERE:  Mission High School / 3750 18th Street


This year’s Global Climate Action Summit will welcome a number of events throughout the City, including a highly anticipated talk at Abraham Lincoln High School. The school’s Green Academy will host Pulitzer Center staff, writer Nathaniel Rich and photographer George Steinmetz to discuss their recent publication in The New York Times Magazine, “Losing Earth.” Rich and Steinmetz will discuss their process and their work, followed by a Q&A session. The Green Academy is part of SFUSD College & Career Pathways and teaches students to discover and implement new solutions to environmental issues through physics, engineering, design and green-clean technologies.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

WHERE: Lincoln High School / 2162 24th Avenue


Jamestown Community Center, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, and cast of the Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! will host a Latino Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to acknowledge the achievements of Latinos in the arts. Over 300 students, staff and family will attend the celebration including a performance by Loco Bloco, an exclusive Q&A with the cast, and Conga Dance lesson with students. San Francisco-based theatrical company, SHN, will also announce a special financial contribution to Jamestown and Cesar Chavez Elementary School for the development and support of the next generation of Latino youth in performing arts.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.*

WHERE: Cesar Chavez Elementary School / 825 Shotwell Street                   *Note: Media must check in by 9:45 a.m.

Media, please RSVP to Laura Dudnick at (415) 730-0314 or

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