Center for Urban Male Leadership to Host Educational Summit March 18

Old Gym BuildingThe Center for Urban Male Leadership at Lehman College along with Bronx and Hostos Community Colleges will host a campus-wide Educational Summit to address a variety of educational and social issues that impact the attrition and retention rates of Black and Latino college students, as well as middle and high school students. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.

Professor Carl Mazza (Social Work) will serve as moderator for the morning panel discussions. Jesse Mojica of the Office of the Bronx Borough President will deliver the morning's keynote address. Panelists include Pedro Baez, director, College Now at Lehman College; Amsterdam News reporter Herb Boyd; Lehman Professor Graciela Castex (Social Work); Nancy Cintron, director, Career Services at Lehman College; Greg Floyd, president, Local 237 International Brotherhood of Teamsters; NY1 News reporter Dean Meminger; and Lehman Associate Director of Admissions Carlos Rivera.

New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook will deliver the afternoon's keynote address. The afternoon program will also feature workshops for students, including "Career Exploration and Services," "Building Your Educational Financial Package," "Your Educational ‘GPS' for Success," "Education of the Black and Latino Student," "The Positive Impact of Mentorship," "Total Wellness—Body, Mind, Spirit," "The Culture of Having a Social Life," "Hip Hop and Social Activism," and "REAL Talk" (a student-driven rap session).

For more information on this event, call 718-960-2247. Visit the Urban Male Leadership website.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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