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Outreach and Special Programs

Upcoming Events and Conferences

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Fresno State Lyles College of Engineering

The Lyles College of Engineering will be hosting an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Professional Women Panel on Thursday, February 24 at 12pm via Zoom and we want to invite K-12 students from all over the Central Valley!

The Professional Panel will include highly successful Lyles College of Engineering alumni that are doing amazing work across multiple engineering disciplines. These professional women want to expose young ladies and youth in general to the great opportunities available in engineering and STEM disciplines. 
Register for the Panel


Super Sunday 2022

CSU Super Satuday began more than a decade ago as a collaboration between the CSU, its campuses and predominantly African American churches throughout California. The purpose is to increase the rate of African American students enrolling and graduating from the CSU. During, Super Sunday, CSU leaders attend Sunday services and from the pulpit speak to the congregation about the importance of a higher education. After the service, students and parents have an opportunity to meet CSU experts in admissions and financial aid.

Super Sunday 2022 is currently recruiting faith based churches for the February 27, 2022 engagement (in-person and virtual) as well as Black Alumni interested in being keynote speakers. If interested, please email Wendy Nelson, AAI Coordinator by December 15th at
Find a Super Sunday Church Near YOU!

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49th Chicanx Youth Conference

The 2022 Chicanx Youth Conference (CYC) is hosted under the department of Outreach and Special Programs at Fresno State. The conference has a target audience of 9th - 12th grade Chicanx students from all school districts. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for future students to explore the pathways into post-secondary education. Workshops will feature themes of access to higher education, social justice, cultural awareness, and leadership and careers. *Workshops are subject to change*

There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided for all registered youth.

Registration deadline is March 7th


The 26th Annual Si Se Puede Conference

Who should attend: Latino male high school students 
  • Educational and Career Workshops
    • Law, Business, Engineering and Medicine
    • Graphics and Media Production
    • Law Enforcement, Architecture and Education
  • Empower Latino youth to be college-ready
  • Building bridges to institutions of higher education
Contact: Johnny Baltierra | 559.978.5798

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Annual Laotian Educational Conference Fresno

Open invitation to all 7th - 12th grade students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please contact your school counselor for more information. Registration deadline extended to March 31th.

  • Explore college and career paths
  • Connect with Lao professionals
  • Enjoy Lao culture with new friends
Are you a community member interested in volunteering for ALEC Fresno? Send an email to:
Registration is Open


Annual Events for Youth and Families

Chicanx Youth Conference

On Saturday in January/February of 2021, we will host the Chicanx Youth Conference where middle school and high school youth can come on campus and learn about Higher Education, Social Justice, Careers & Leadership, and Cultural Awareness.This is a free event .We will have more information available soon.Registration deadline is March 7th

Super Sunday

Super Sunday is a CSU program to connect with and inform African American students and their families about what it takes to get into college and higher education. 

On a Sunday in February, CSU leaders including the chancellor, trustees, presidents, and other higher education ambassadors will speak at various churches in our community and across the state to share information with students, parents, and community members about preparing for college, applying to a CSU campus, and financial aid.

CSU Super Sunday Homepage

Annual Lao American Educational Conference

The Annual Lao American Educational Conference (ALEC) at Fresno State will be hosted by the Laotion American Community of Fresno (LACF) and Outreach and Special Programs. This conference provides an opportunity to bring the Lao American students together to celebrate a day of learning, growing and empowering one another. Registration is Open

Summer Algebra Institute

The Summer Algebra Institute is a 4-6 week math enrichment summer program for 8th-12th grade students. The program is designed to help improve their knowledge and skills in mathematics and quantitative reasoning. Churches and or community partners that are interested in being a site for the institute can contact Wendy Nelson at (559) 278.2038. Due to COVID-19 the Summer Algebra Institute has been cancelled. The CSU's Chancellor's Office will be assessing for Summer 2021 engagement. Stay tuned for updates from AAI.CSU Summer Algebra Institute

Super Saturday College Academies

Super Saturday College Academies are monthly 2 1/2 hour college readiness sessions that will target Middle School, High School, and parents regarding various topics that will better equip them as they prepare for college and beyond. The various Super Saturday sessions will be hosted at various African American churches and community centers during the Fall and Spring academic year. The following academy dates for Fall 2021 are September 11th, October 23rd, November 13th, and December 11th.

Dream Counselor's Conference

The Dream Outreach Center will be holding a conference in which topics such as Immigration Services Resources Fair, CA Dream Legislation Update, CSU Application Process, Residency Documentation and updates on Immigration will be discussed. 

Native American Youth Conference

The Native American Youth Conference (NAYC) is going to be held on Friday, November 19, 2021. The conference has a target audience of 6th - 12th grade Native American students from all school districts. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for future students to explore the pathways towards higher education by participating in workshops covering application admissions information, financial aid and scholarships, A-G requirements, pathways towards higher education, student services, and resources. Along with hearing from a special guest keynote speaker, cultural and higher education presentations, and providing on and off campus resources to help students excel. There is no registration fee and lunch is provided for all registered youth including a free conference t-shirt.

NAYC 2021 Website Homepage

Feria de Educación

The purpose of Feria de Educación is to empower thousands of Spanish-speaking parents and students by providing them with information and resources to help them succeed in California’s educational system, attend post-secondary education, and attain their professional goals. Feria de Educación is a community fair held for students and their parents to participate in workshops held in Spanish. The workshops provide information and community resources that support college readiness. Visit the Feria de Educación site for more information, updates and a recap from last year's Feria. The 2021 event date is TBD.

Super Saturday Higher Education Day

Super Saturday Higher Education is scheduled for October 23, 2021. This year's event will target African American Middle School Students from across the Central Valley. Students will be engaged about their preparation for post-secondary education, receive inspirational messages, and be invited to the Super Saturday Tailgate Experience including Fresno State Homecoming Football game! Registration is open to the FIRST #200 students and will be closed once capacity is met.