CLBC Youth Leadership Programs

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.

The applications must be received at the appropriate representative’s address on the last page of the application by Friday, June 9, 2017.

Application Timeline
Friday, Friday, March 10, 2017 – Applications available
Friday, June 9, 2017 – Application period closed
Friday, June 30, 2017 – Scholarship Recipients Announced

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African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT)

The African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT), program was 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. 

Monday, May 15, 2017 - Application Period Closed 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - Students Will be Notified of Acceptance 
Monday, May 15, 2017- Three Agreements Due

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