Welcome to Uptown: National Society of Black Engineers Walk for Education

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On October 31st, 2015, over 50 Engineering and Scientist, Collegiate and Professionals were present at Houghton Park for an annual education walk.  The AWFE is a grassroots program in which NSBE members go door to door in underserved Black communities and hand out information on college, scholarship information, SAT/ACT preparation tools, NSBE and share information on the benefits of majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers.  Councilmember Rex Richardson joined NSBE on their "Walk for Education" throughout the 9th District, collaborating within the spirit of education and compassion.

The list of engineering schools that participated in this walk are:  Californian State University- Long Beach – Leading efforts, University of California – Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Californian State University – Los Angeles, University of California - Irvine, University of California - Riverside, Californian State University - Pomona.

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20151031_094234.jpgCouncilmember Richardson ignited the walk with inspirational words that moved through those present and the streets of North Long Beach.  College students mingled amongst community, resembling a desired relationship that undoubtedly can change any neighborhood.  More students going off to college can mean more solutions for neighborhoods they identify with, having access to knowledge and resources that colleges and universities can sometimes only offer.  With that being said, organizations with educational efforts like the National Society of Black Engineers serve as a beacon of hope for our youth, guiding them into bright future. 

Check out more images from the day, here.

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