Conference: Black & Proud to Be College Bound 2.0 - "Black 2 The Future"
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Black & Proud
College Bound 2.0
"Black 2 The Future"
A College Readiness Conference for Black Males
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
8:00am - 4:00pm
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704
- Opportunities for students to engage with technology!
- Sessions on SAT/ACT, A-G requirements, Financial Aid (FAFSA, Pell and Cal Grants), STEM, and more!
- Transcript Evaluations by Counselors (bring YOUR transcripts!)
- Raffles, prizes and giveaways!
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:45 Opening – Auditorium
Cedric Brown, CEO, Kapor Foundation
Justin Davis, Program Coordinator, Kapor Foundation
Julian Clark, Brotherhood Leadership Advisory Council
9:40 Session I – Concurrent Academic Workshops
Examining New Growth Fields: Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Dr. Jarvis Sulcer, Level Playing Field Institute
Tackling the Test: SAT/ACT Tips
Aprille Flint, R.T. Fisher Educational Enterprises, Inc
Writing Your Way In: Personal Essay & Scholarship
Application Writing Workshop
Mark Ali, Bay Area Writing Project
Parents and Staff: How Do We Ensure
Excellence in Our Youth?
Kimm Blackwell, Berkeley City College
11:00 Keynote – Auditorium
Gene Wade, Entrepreneur & Founder,
New Charter University (New.edu)
11:45 Understanding A-G Requirements & Financial Aid Resources – Auditorium
Leslie Hsu, College Access Director,
June Jordan School of Equity
12:00 PM Lunch – Atrium
Transcript Evaluation – Auditorium
1:00 Session II – Career Panel – Auditorium
Black in Tech: Starting-up a Career in Tech
Chris Bennet, CEO, Central.ly
Curtiss Pope, CEO, AisleFinder/Supermarket API
Kurt Collins, CEO, Enole
Jareau Wade, VP, Business Development, PoundPay
Pius Uzamere, Co-Founder, Becouply.com
2:00 Session III – Tech Tools – Auditorium
What’s Next?: Using Tech to Plan for Your Future
Jason Young, Founder, Mindblown Labs
Don Fraser, Founder, College Snapps
Kalimah Priforce, Co-Founder, Qeyno Labs
3:00 Closing Remarks & Raffle
This one-day convening will highlight the crossroads of education and technology, focusing on tech tools and careers! Students will learn about and test various tech apps that can meet their academic needs and further their preparation for college. Additionally, students will meet black tech industry professionals who have developed innovative apps and are creating pathways for future black entrepreneurs in technology.
Through the College Bound Brotherhood, the Kapor Foundation seeks to expand the number of African American young men in the Bay Area who are prepared for a college education.
When & Where
College Bound Brotherhood
The College Bound Brotherhood is a multi-organizational collaboration focused on increasing the college readiness, access, persistence, and completion of African American young men from the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 50 agencies are involved in the growing network.