Councilmember Austin Invites Students To HBCU College Fair

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Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin - Photo from Facebook

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin – Photo from Facebook

Councilmember Al Austin II invites high school students and their families to a college fair featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in partnership with Stepping in the Right Direction.

The free event takes place on Saturday, November 14 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Seaside Room at the Long Beach Convention Center.

“The HBCU College Fair is a great place to learn about the college admission process and learn about some fantastic institutions of higher learning,” said Councilmember Austin. “Last year’s fair was very successful at connecting local students with college opportunities that they may not have previously been aware of.”

Representatives from over 55 colleges and universities will be present to answer questions. The event will also feature workshops on the SAT, financial aid, application personal statement writing and scholarships.

“HBCUs are my passion and I am so happy that Long Beach Councilmember Austin is working with Stepping in the Right Direction to

coordinate the fair again this year,” said Nicole Ford, executive director of Stepping in the Right Direction. “He cares about the youth and understands how important higher education is.”

The event’s sponsors include: McDonald’s, the City of Long Beach, Pacific Gateway, the Port of Long Beach and Southern California Edison.

The HBCU College Fair is Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Room, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.

Parking is $5 for college fair attendees. For more information, please call (562) 570-6685 or email district8@longbeach.gov.

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