The 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) invites you to become a sponsor. As you know, the CBCF-ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues.

The Leadership Consortium, a non-profit, has developed an advisory council and invited the following people to help guide the Arizona Delegation to the 48th CBCF-ALC, September 12 – 16, 2018 in Washington, DC:

Sonya Pearson, Ph.D, J.D., Vice President of Student Affairs at Mesa Community College and President of the National Council on Student Development.

Corey Woods, B.A., Chief of Staff for the Arizona State University (ASU) Preparatory Academy.

The advisory council promotes the understanding of and respect for all community college students and professionals through advocacy and education. The adroit leaders constitute the TLC Advisory Council.

In collaboration with the Advisory Council and National Council on Student Development, this year, our focus will be on college student completion, leadership and mentoring. Considering same, Mesa CC and TLC will be sponsoring 10 college students from Arizona to attend the conference. We seek to expose them to a variety of scholarships, internships and fellowships opportunities supported by the CBCF. In general the problem is many African American students in Arizona either don’t apply for or are not exposed to scholarship, fellowships and intern opportunities. This event will disclose these unique prospects to attendees.

We are hopeful that Dr. Rufus Glasper, President & CEO of the League of Innovation in the Community College will also be in attendance. Last February, Dr. Pearson and Dr. Glasper co-hosted a collaborative dialogue at Mesa Community College that introduced a statewide blueprint for student success to further link community colleges with community agencies and constituency groups.