Black Student Success Week Flyer

Black Student Success Week: April 26-30

The second annual Black Student Success Week will share research insights and innovative approaches for improving student success among Black and African American students.

Every employee is encouraged to join daily webinars offered by statewide partners, Monday through Friday from noon until 1:00 p.m. The Black Hour topics include:

Monday, April 26 – Follow the Money: Unapologetically Supporting Black Students
Tuesday, April 27 – The ADT Journey for African American Students
Wednesday, April 28 – Black Leadership in Higher Education 
Thursday, April 29 – Legislative Briefing 
Friday, April 30 ­– Faculty Diversity
Registration for all webinars is available online.

The following readings are recommended prior to the webinars:
Follow the Money: California Systematically Underinvests in Black Degree Attainment
State of Higher Education for Black Californians



Cuyamaca College is offering additional events throughout the week.


Monday, April 26: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Barriers to Being a Black First-Generation College Student

The workshop will address various issues Black students face such as: Imposter Syndrome and how it leads to self-sabotaging, perfectionism anxiety, and depression. Resources will be provided.


Wednesday, April 28: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Balancing School, Work, and the Community

This workshop will focus on those who have been involved in the criminal justice system or come from impoverished homes. This workshop will focus on planning for success and ensuring freedom.


Thursday, April 29: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

This workshop will be an interactive discussion regarding mental health stigmas in the Black community; specifically addressing lack of mental health resources, the possibility of harmful effects of seeking Black excellence and commonly misdiagnosed mental health challenges. Resources will be provided.


Friday, April 30: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Explore HBCU

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a rich legacy and long tradition of promoting and offering higher education for Black Students along with other historically racially marginalized populations in the United State. HBCUs not only offer an elite education, but a culturally validating experience for Black students which is centered on their histories, experiences, resilience, achievements, and excellence. Participants will learn about the transfer pathway to HBCUs.


Additionally, Cuyamaca College has kicked off a giving campaign for our UMOJA Scholars program. All donations will directly support UMOJA student scholarships. Donations can be made one-time or with recurring payroll deductions through the Foundation’s website.


Click here to download the Black Student Success Week Zoom background.