Through Experience Cal State Fullerton, the Center For Educational Partnerships hosts a variety programs to expose students and parents to higher education. Educational Partnerships provides opportunities to help students progress onto higher education, and be successful in the baccalaureate and beyond. Our programs work with students and their families, teachers, counselors, and administration to foster a college-going culture in our surrounding communities.
COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPOSURE PROGRAM, DESTINATION GRADUATION
The College and Career Exposure program provides information and workshops about accessing college and financial aid, and exposure to higher education via campus experiential programs on campus. This is a partnership with United Way's Destination Graduation initiative. A total of 20 schools have been adopted.
Funded by Orange County United Way (2015, 2016)
KIDS TO COLLEGE
Kids to College introduces about 500 sixth graders to college life by facilitating lessons about future careers, college life, and academic planning. The program culminates with a visit to CSUF that incorporates hands-on lessons, a student panel, and activities that expose students to higher education.
Funded by the Southern California Gas Company (2013, 2014, 2015)
We are committed to fostering collaborative relationships with our community-based partners. These programs are hosted on the CSUF campus and allow students to envision themselves as college students. These days are tailored for each group. Sample activities include information sessions, faculty lectures, campus tours, and workshops about college admissions requirements, financial aid, and goal setting. A sample listing of events include:
- Animo Latino Young Men's Conference, Family Success by Design
- Career Day, SteppingUP Orange County Community Housing Corporation
- Extern Training Week, Girls Inc.
- Our Future, Now Conference, The California Center for 21st Century Education
- Pathways to Higher Education Conference with State Senator Lou Correa
- Summer Research Scholars, Santa Ana College
STUDENT AND PARENT HIGHER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
We provide workshops aimed at providing students and their families with the important information to access and pay for higher education.