The CLBC Youth Leadership Programs seek to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, business, governmental and non-profit organizational leaders in the African American community. The primary goal of the CLBC Youth Leadership Programs is to increase the pool of leaders to address pressing issues of education, poverty, crime, health and high mortality rates in the lower socioeconomic communities. We seek to address these problems by supporting, investing and encouraging high achievement in our youth.
The CLBC has been working to provide African American youth with opportunities that help educate and inspire our next generation of leaders. Education and training are core elements in furthering the CLBC goals of increasing African American participation and representation in all levels of government.
CLBC Scholarship Program
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. This program provides tuition assistance to enable students to fulfill their higher education goals.
Scholarship candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. Graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning are also eligible.
To be eligible for selection, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5., and must complete the CLBC Scholarship Application and Personal Statement essay describing why they want to be selected. In addition, two letters of recommendation and a certified copy of the most recent transcript are required and must be submitted with the application and essay.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Check back next year for the 2018 CLBC scholarship application.
African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT)
The African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT), program will be held this year from July 26 – 29, 2017, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. During this four-day residential summer program, Ninety students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, financial literacy, and career development through intense hands-on training and workshops. Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. For students living outside of Los Angeles County, transportation to the conference will also be provided.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Check back next year for the 2018 CLBC AALT application.
External Youth Opportunities
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA. For more information visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html
Black Minds Matter: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education - Free online course
Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free online "public course" titled Black Minds Matter: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.
This "public course" is presented in the form of a free eight-part series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate. These sessions will occur between 4:30pm to 5:45pm Pacific Time, unless otherwise specified, beginning October 23, 2017 to December 11, 2017. During this hour, you may expect opening commentary from J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field. After the first hour, the course is closed off to students enrolled in SDSU Ed.D. and Joint Ph.D. programs who will be attending class in-person.
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