CSUN Welcomes Community for First-Ever Family Education Day

  • Groups of people sort through books on table

    Families stocked up on free books and school supplies at Family Education Day, Oct. 26. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Woman and child work on art project with CSUN volunteer

    Fun activities, including a booth by the CSUN art department, kept children entertained at Family Education Day. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Girl colors pumpkin with headband in background

    The Reading Garden at Family Education Day offered coloring projects and free dress-up items in addition to storytelling. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Woman stands in front of classroom giving presentation.

    Classrooms were full as families gathered to learn more about higher education at Family Education Day. Photo by Chris Castaneda

  • Gabriel sits at table with kids coloring

    State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel chats with children at Family Education Day. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Lee sits in front of children with open book

    Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee stopped by to read a story at the Family Education Day Reading Garden. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Group around table making slime

    The slime making table was a hit with kids at Family Education Day. Photo by Lee Choo

CSUN opened its doors to the community for the campus’ first-ever Family Education Day, on Saturday, Oct. 26, welcoming local youth and families for fun activities and educational resources.

Fun crafts such as pumpkin painting, slime and button making kept children entertained while parents stocked up on free school supplies and books. A reading garden encouraged kids to use their imagination with storytelling, coloring and free superhero masks and dress-up items. Classrooms were nearly full as educational workshops in English and Spanish highlighted topics such as college preparation, financial aid and services available to undocumented students.

The day also featured a college and resource fair, which offered families a glimpse into CSUN and other local institutions, as well as community groups. Interactive booths also demonstrated disciplines and majors such as computer science and physical therapy with fun, inviting activities.

University officials designed the event to inform the community about educational opportunities and resources to help children achieve their education and career goals.