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Black Student Success Initiative

February 2024 Upcoming Events

  • Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG): STIPDG is open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. An important focus of the program is providing opportunities to qualified candidates from groups that have been underrepresented in transportation, such as women, persons with disabilities, and other diverse groups.

    DEADLINE: January 31, 2024.

  • Study Buddy —  February 7th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    We are bringing the Learning Center to you! At the Cross Cultural and Gender Center we are establishing a dedicated study time with fellow bulldogs. Every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. We will have tutors who specialize in writing, math, and the sciences. Come embrace higher learning with your study buddies.

  • Diaspora Dreams: Celebrating Black and African Stories February 9 - March 2, 2024 - Selma Arts Center

    The series features two plays - productions with an entire cast of Black performers.

    The Brothers Size directed by Joshua Slack

    February 9th @7:30pm, February 10th @2:00pm, February 10th @7:30pm, February 11th @2:00pm, February 15th @7:30pm, February 16th @7:30pm, February 17th @2:00pm, February 17th @2:00pm

    School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Nwachukwu Oputa

    February 23rd @7:30pm, February 24th @2:00pm, February 24th @7:30pm, February 25th @2:00pm, February 29th @7:30pm, March 1st @7:30pm, March 2nd @2:00pm, March 2nd 7:30 pm.

    Two plays. One month. One people.

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  • United Negro College Fund-Equity in Education: Advancing Opportunities for Black Teachers and Parents — February 12-16

    This free virtual learning series will take place daily from 12 pm – 1 pm, February 12-16. Black Student Success initiative is invited to participate in what will be a thought-provoking discussion on the Black teacher pipeline. REGISTER HERE.

  • God’s Trying To Tell You Something — February 17th, 2024 at 2:00 pm 

    God's Trying to Tell You Something, gospel stage play that has toured in over 200 cities, 1.5 million people, with sold out crowds across the Country. This award winning production returns to Fresno on February 17th, for a matinee performance at the historic Wilson Theatre. Featuring national recording artist, and Fresno native, Tiffany Binion Mangum, and local community leader and Pastor, DJ Criner. For tickets, go to

  • NAACP Black Excellence Gala — March 2nd

    Celebrating the third Annual Black Excellence Gala. This event serves as an engagement to honor and appreciate Black excellence through recognition of academics, service, leadership, and talents. This commemoration is executed with eloquent style and grace. Details coming soon.


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