White House, UCLA & Community Sponsors Host Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans


Updated: July 2, 2015 – Earlier this month, the White House joined with the UCLA Social Sciences Division, the Bunche Center, UCLA’s Department of African American Studies, UCLA’s Sociology department and community partners –  UTLA (joint NEA/AFT Union); Magic Johnson’s Taylor Michaels Scholars Program; and the Brotherhood Crusade – to explore “Educational Excellence for African Americans.”

To read the Los Angeles Sentinel story about the event,  Click Here.

The Summit sought to provide a platform for young Black student leaders to share their lived experiences and perspectives in order to help inform a policy agenda designed to increase educational opportunity and to improve educational outcomes for all Black youth.  The summit also looked at ways the University of California system could better support African American scholarship.

To view the event, Click Here.

To read about the event in UCLA’s Daily Bruin, Click Here.

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(Photo:  Miriam Bribiesca/UCLA Daily Bruin)

For background information about the Bunche Center’s College Access Project for African Americans, Click Here.  For previous posts about the Center’s work on educational access/diversity issues, Click Here.

To learn more about supporting this initiative and other Bunche Center research projects, please contact Chia Yen, Executive Director of Development, UCLA Institute of American Cultures at cyen@support.ucla.edu or 310.206.6872.  To learn more about how to support the Bunche Center, you may also visit https://giving.ucla.edu/bunche.