Exterior of Ronald Williams Library

Northeastern to host African-American male student career day summit

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Becoming a Man Program Supervisor Derrick M. Fleming Jr. and Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Lance Williams will serve as keynote speakers at Northeastern for a career day summit for African and African-American men on Nov. 12.

The event, titled A Prepared Generation: Developing Leaders, is free and open to African and African-American men of all ages. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Main Campus, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. in Chicago. Space is limited and registration is required.

The summit aims to demonstrate the importance of African and African-American male success in the classroom, community and the world through empowerment, engagement, enrichment and encouragement.

The event will feature workshops on topics such mentorship, networking, and career exploration, as well as a panel discussion on culture and how to succeed in education.

For more information, contact the Career Development Center at (773) 442-4680. The summit is sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Office of African-American Recruitment, the African and African American Resource Center and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.