The SJSU Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (The BLOC) serves to holistically empower, uplift, and develop all students in the African Diaspora through strengthening and building community bonds, encouraging a positive Black identity, and providing social and academic support.
Since 1982, Black Spartans at San Jose State University have been instrumental in ensuring that there is space and opportunity for Black/African American students to be recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments. Each year in May we honor our Black undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees for that calendar year. This year we are celebrating 40 years of Black Excellence at SJSU during the 40th Annual Black Graduation Celebration. This amazing occasion offers a chance for friends, family, and loved ones to gather and celebrate all of their student's accomplishments while creating a culturally immersive experience.
We need your help in making the 40th Annual Black Graduation Ceremony a celebration to remember, this is a movement towards supporting Black lives; not a moment. Please consider giving today to help us raise funds to support ongoing program efforts. Fund a graduating black student each year!
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