March / April 2018 Newsletter
Black History and Career Day event was celebrated at the Sunnydale Community Center on February 24. A Black history themed scavenger hunt, rotating panel discussions, STEM activity, bookmaking, karaoke, and youth performances were some of the many activities during this afternoon event. The Honorable Teri L. Jackson, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco; Cascene Gibson, Executive Producer of the PM news at KRON4; and Spencer Christian, ABC 7 Weather Anchor were among the 13 panelists.
The main event planners are Erin Gutierrez, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and Chloe Underdue, Visitacion Valley Strong Families' Education Liaison. This is our second annual Black History Career Day.
In Chloe’s thank you message to the panelists, she aptly expressed: "...if not for you, this all could not have come together. For children, it’s about what's tangible; what they see. Those children, no matter what their ethnicity, left that room with one more Black professional in mind than they had before. Encouraging our youth to stay in school, and chase their dreams, is something we cannot limit. At-risk youth need to hear ten times more than other youth that they are adequate. The harsh realities inside of public housing developments are dream crushers. There are no words to describe how appreciative I am for all of the energy put forth for this event. THANK YOU!"
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