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CSUSB student Asia Ponder (left) talks with alumnus Alberto Jasso ’15 about her courses.
June 17, 2024

“I think the fact that [alumni] have returned to the university speaks to the positive, relationship-building aspects of our [pre-college] programs and to the opportunities the programs offer,” said Summer Steele, the executive director of CSUSB’s Pre-College Programs. “Many begin as student assistants in our office, build their skills and continue on. CSUSB is great for those students who were part of the pre-college pipeline.”

The “Afróntalo” exhibit was the centerpiece of several field trips organized by Cal-SOAP, which brought 15 schools from across the Inland Empire and fourth-12th grade students to CSUSB.
June 6, 2024

Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program) partnered with the CSUSB Anthropology Museum to bring over 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students to campus and experience the yearlong exhibit, “Afróntalo.” The exhibit highlights the experiences of four communities in Mexico and 21 Californians, exploring the rich histories, cultures and identities of Afrolatine people.

Former Upward Bound students walk the CSUSB campus
September 28, 2023

In the last 10 years, CSUSB has grown from having two pre-college programs serving 100 students per year, across six high schools, to now housing programs serving more than 10,000 students per year, across 16 school districts in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

November 19, 2021

The Educational Opportunity Centers grant from the U.S. Department of Education will serve 850 students annually for five years in the Coachella Valley, providing information and assistance to those who desire a college education.