College Day Gives You ALAS Conference

 

 

COLLEGE IS MY FUTURE

ADVANCING LATINX ACHIEVEMENT & SUCCESS CONFERENCE
 

MARCH 23, 2019 

 

College is My Future

The primary purpose of the ALAS(Advancing Latinx Achievement and Success) Conference is to promote the expansion of a college going culture among Latino youth living in Santa Clara County. By inviting 5th through 11th grade students and families to consider college as a pathway, our hope is to increase interest in college, and by extension, student success once students arrive on campus. We understand that for many, the idea of going to college is a family decision. As such, this day is an experience for students and parents alike. ALAS is an educational alliance uniting SJSU and the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association. Our partners include CommUniverCitySan José Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity & Access Program), UC Berkeley Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC),  and Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

#ReachHigher and #BetterMakeRoom are part of #ALAS19

SJSU is proud to organize a conference highlighting programs and strategies that prepare and motivate our students and their families to overcome any barriers to their dreams of going to college. 

If you are a student between 5th through 11th grade and want to attend this conference, please ask your school principal or high school advisor about registering for this conference. All registration (except high school seniors) is through the students' school.

Conference Program 

7:45AM - 8:30AM     Breakfast and Registration (Event Center)

8:30AM - 8:45AM     Welcome (Event Center)

8:45AM - 9:30AM   Keynote Panel (Event Center);

9:30AM - 12:30AM   Workshops (How to Get to College, Dreamers, Parent and Students Panel, Transferring Pathways, Parents and Families and School Success); College Success Lab (Admission and FAFSA applications); College of Engineering (ENG) and Business (BBC) Open Houses; College and Community Resource Fair (Diaz-Compean Student Union Ballroom); Campus Tours

The College Success Lab (Admission and FAFSA applications); College of Engineering (ENG) and Business (BBC) Open Houses; College and Community Resource Fair (Diaz-Compean Student Union Ballroom); and Campus Tours will start at 9AM.

 

 

The video below features scenes from the Third Biennial ALAS Conference held in February 2012.

  

Contact

For information or questions, please contact Coleetta McElroy, 408-924-6086. If you want to volunteer during the event, please fill out the Call for Volunteers form.

Thank you to our promoters in the community.