U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will visit the Bay Area where he will participate in the "Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success Boys and Men of Color Career Summit" Thursday in Oakland, California. Also participating in the summit is Broderick Johnson, assistant to the president and Cabinet secretary at the White House.
The summit will convene boys and men of color between the ages of 18 and 29 for a day of opportunity and engagement. It will provide attendees with opportunities to interview with employers and participate in interactive, career-building workshops around topics including social media responsibility, entrepreneurship and mentorship. Community resources such as health services, legal support, financial advising, and re-entry support will also be available.
My Brother's Keeper Alliance is co-hosting the summit with The California Endowment, the California Executives' Alliance, the city of Oakland, Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Career Summit partners include Bay Area Council, LeadersUp, PolicyLink, and Urban Strategies Council. Participating Cities include city of East Palo Alto, city of Oakland, city of Richmond, and city of San Francisco.
For information about the summit, please visit www.mbkalliance.org/BayArea.