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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Black Public Officials
Reception & Forum

We are holding this event to recognize Black Public Officials within the Inland Empire as well as celebrate participants who have successfully completed BLU Educational Foundation's Institute for Civic Engagement - Public Officials Training.

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Summer Programs

  • Black History Camp

    • ​A summer program that gives elementary and middle schoolers (4th - 8th grade) the opportunity to learn more about their history and heritage.
       

  • Soul Sister's Leadership Academy

    • An intense leadership training for young Black women ages 14-21. This gathering will focus on Black Women's history, cultural identity, college & career planning, exercising talents to lead and serve in school and community.
       

  • SOL Brother's Servant Leaders

    • Designed to train young men of color ages 14-21 to begin to address issues affecting themselves and their community. They will be inspired to exercise their leadership abilities, build character, serve their community, and commit to graduating from college.

  • College Connection Cookout

    • An event to connect Inland Empire c/o 2022 Black high school graduates and parents with college students through networking sessions, workshops, and scholarship giveaways.

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Virtual Advising Workshops

We are offering a variety of virtual workshops for parents and students to take advantage of! Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6pm you can join us and learn more about topics relating to college and career access!

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Every 3rd Saturday at 10am

College Exodus to Health Professions Info Session

An exciting 10 month program giving Black high school students the opportunity to learn more about various health professions and what is required along the journey.

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Past Events

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Inland Empire
Black Education Congress

This Congress supports the IE Black Education Agenda, a report that identifies the educational priorities of Black students and families in the Inland Empire.

 

The focus of this Congress is to identify steps and detailed strategies that organizations and institutions can commit to that will meet these educational priorities.

 

It will be held: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022 
9am -2:30pm


San Bernardino Valley College
Rm: Business 100


*Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Soul Sisters Leadership Academy

The Soul Sisters Leadership Academy is a 5-month leadership program for African American/Black girls ages 11-13.

 

The Academy is designed for middle school girls to develop a knowledge of Black women in history, establish new peer relationships, further their excitement about being a Black girl, and complete college awareness activities while being their best creative selves.

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Black Educator Pipeline

The purpose of this program is to increase number of Black educators, Pre-K through college, in the Inland Empire.

 

We want to inform and encourage students and the community of the promising opportunities in the education profession.  While supporting students from high school through college graduation, and into the profession to ensure career success

African American Parent Leadership Training

Guided by Afrocentric principles and values, the training is a transformational development weekend seeding a more focused and better organized group of Black parent leaders who are fully prepared, supported and organized to advocate for, make decisions about, and direct resources toward educational equity and social justice.

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#Allin4FinancialAid

This proposal is an important step towards ensuring equitable access to postsecondary education. In 2020, only 54% of California’s graduating senior class completed the FAFSA or CADAA.

 

Fewer high school students are filling out the FAFSA as compared to last year, and high schools that serve a majority of Black and Latinx students have even lower FAFSA completion rates. 

 

The Governor’s proposal will increase low-income students’ access to the in-depth support needed to complete these forms

Run Sistah Run!

Join us for the Run Sistah Run Meet & Greet and Reception happening on Oct 8th @ 6 pm via Zoom. This event will highlight the African American women running for public office across the Inland Empire while also encouraging other Black women to run for public office.

 

Black women are the fastest growing voting block in the United States, and we must be represented in positions of power. Please register for the event and meet the Inland Empire candidates:

Wed. Aug 12th 5pm -7pm

Virtual College Connection Cookout

  • Parent Workshops

  • College Student Panel

  • Networking Session

  • SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Institute for Civic Engagement

  • Leadership Development

  • Community Outreach/Organizing

  • Goal Setting

  • Public Speaking

  • Regional Building

  • Advocacy Strategies

  • Personal Branding

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Black Public Officials Leadership Training

Training designed to support Black leaders interested in running for a public office or appointment to a public commission or board

SOL Brothers

Training young African American Men to exercise their leadership abilities while building their character and making them aware of the issues affecting themselves and their community

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Soul Sisters Leadership Academy

Event designed to expose young African American women to Black Women's history and cultural identity while training them how to become better leaders in their schools and communities

Black History Camp

A summer program that gives middle schoolers the opportunity to learn more about their history and heritage

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CEP Scholarship Ceremony

A night where we celebrate the accomplishments of our College Exodus Project students and announce our scholarship recipients for that year

Palm Springs Black History Parade

BLU attends Palm Springs Black History Parade every year to reach out to the community and provide resources ranging from education and this past year regarding the Census

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Rialto Backpack Giveaway

BLU had the opportunity to serve at a backpack giveaway in Rialto where students were able to receive new backpacks for the upcoming school year!

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