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Top State and City officials join students to plan for academic success,

A special CSU bus tour stops in San Francisco, top leaders gather.


SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2010 – California State University (CSU) Chancellor Charles Reed, Mayor Gavin Newsom, SF State President Robert Corrigan, San Francisco Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia and AT&T President California Ken McNeely will join students at James Lick Middle School on Tuesday, May 4 to lay out a road map for a successful future. Lick Middle School students will have a chance to board the 40-foot high-impact "wired" bus wrapped with the "Road to College: Get on Board" theme, complete with laptop computers with career exploration, academic preparation and financial aid planning information. A team of CSU students and CSU staff members will join the City's education leaders to assist students with exploring a variety of information. Students at each grade level will be exposed to the college preparation process by creating their own "roadmap" through an interactive experience on laptops. They will explore career interests and courses of study and what the CSU's different campuses offer. The CSU and AT&T Road to College Tour is financed by a $500,000 grant from AT&T to the CSU Foundation. The goals of the Road to College Tour are to support the CSU in its efforts to increase underserved student access to the university, and to help AT&T build a pipeline of future college-educated workforce professionals.

WHAT:             CSU/AT&T Road to College Bus Tour, Press Conference

WHO:             Lick Middle School Students
                       CSU Chancellor Charles Reed
                       AT&T President California Ken McNeely
                       SFPUSD Superintendent Carlos Garcia
                       San Francisco State University President Robert Corrigan  

WHERE:       James Lick Middle School
                       1220 Noe Street (parking on 25th Street between Castro and Noe)

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 4th
                       Press event begins at 11:30 a.m.


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