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2023 College Bound Luncheon 

#CBL Gallery 2023

What is the College Bound Luncheon & Expo?

An annual luncheon celebrating the academic success of young Black women, high school graduating seniors, in Sacramento and surrounding areas. 

This year Sacramento Sister Circle/Our Rightful Place #CBL24 planning committee, and members will host college readiness virtual session and an in-person celebration filled with love, fun, vendors, valuable resources, information, and gifts for each student. 

After the event, ongoing support, resources, financial blessings, and gifts are shared with the students their first year of college and mentoring and sponsoring relationships are fostered during their college journey. 

We have "graduated" and celebrated 11 cohorts of Young Black Women and are actively supporting recent cohorts. This completely volunteer and self sufficient "Sistership" has impacted over 150 young women! #CBL2024 #CBL12



College Bound Luncheon & Exposition:

Virtual Gathering for Graduates - June 25, 2024 @6:30 pm

In Person Event: Sunday, June 30, 2024 @11 am - 2 pm


Our Place

1107 Firehouse Alley

Sacramento, CA 95814


This in-person event is for Black/African American Girls, graduating high school senior students preparing to attend 2-year community colleges and 4-year colleges or universities in the fall of 2024.

Ways to Give:



(Note: #CBL2024)

If you would like to be a 2024 Co-Sponsor scroll down this page for the tiers. If you have questions or inquiries for us? Email the Sacramento Sister Circle Planning Team at 


Student Nomination Period:

April 1 - June 10 2024

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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal of $20k

We recognize that many families in the Black community are experiencing economic hardship due to systemic racism, wage inequity, and inflation post covid-19 and subsequent small business closure. The success of the 12th Annual College Bound Luncheon and Exposition is contingent on our collective effort to financially pour into our Black Young Women who have worked tenaciously to make their dream of attending college a reality. Understanding the challenges facing Black families, especially exacerbated by systemic inequities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the importance of supporting our Black Young Women in pursuing their collegiate dreams. Your support is crucial in nurturing their paths to success.


Innovation is at the heart of this year's event. We are incorporating wellness tools, a comprehensive resource fair, and connections with organizations dedicated to supporting these Graduating Seniors, hoping to create opportunities for internships and job placements. We have a fundraising goal to raise $20,000.00 to celebrate CBL’s 12th Anniversary Year. 


Check out our 2023 Co-Sponsors:


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Dr. Flo Cofer

Please consider making a financial contribution, based on the categories below:


Black Women United


Hair Solutions By Tay

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I want all the young women and women in your program to understand that it's perfectly fine not to have all the answers. Your path in life is unique, distinct from anyone else’s, so don’t feel pressured to compare or conform. Embrace the challenges of expressing your journey; it’s perfectly normal to find it difficult to articulate your experiences. Through my own journey, I’ve come to understand that every twist and turn, every joy and hardship, serves a purpose.

-Diamond Golden

University: FAMU


Despite the ups and downs that have come with interacting with so many different groups of people, I have learned many lessons from these interactions that I will take with me on the rest of my journey! Also, while being here I have been able to join a Service Organization where I do service and work with other women who feel strongly about feminism with emphasis on the betterment of women and children.

-Loyola Marymount University

Class of 2023

The second semester proved to be a lot harder. My classes got harder and longer and juggling two jobs and studying constantly was hard. It is still hard but I am getting through it slowly, my grades are still good and I am just learning to juggle all of my work. I started to attend more tutoring and getting the help I really needed. 

-Sac State University 

Class of 2023

I’ve switched around my major a few times from political science to legal studies to a double major in legal studies and African American Studies and as of now I’m unsure. I worry that I don’t know and also feel somewhat lost as to what kind of career I’m wanting to create for myself. I’m super excited, however, for next year and to feel even more connected to the campus as I navigate the next three years here.

-CAL Berkeley University 

Class of 2023

"It’s stressful when everything begins to build up from having multiple classes. It can get hard to not slip behind, and I’ve had to turn some assignments in late as a result. But I’m actively making sure everything gets done at least and pushing myself to do better."

#CBL2023 Student

"It’s important for me to maintain a balance between my academic responsibilities, personal responsibilities, and my mental health. Since the semester has started I have been overwhelmed with my severe workload and number of assignments, however, I have held myself to be more productive and proactive when it comes to my academic success this semester."

#CBL2023 Student

"What I really love about my school is they provide the resources to help students in all areas; mentally, physically, and emotionally. We have mental health days where they cancel classes. There’s always something around camp either near or far. I also found people that I’ve connected with better personally than any of my longtime friends back home."

#CBL2023 Student

  • Vendor

    Become a vendor at the College Bound Luncheon & Expo
    Valid for 2 months
    • Vendor Set Up: Table, Chair, and Social Media Marketing
  • Vendor + Directory

    Every year
    Be a vendor and be featured in the BWIB Directory
    Valid for 2 years
    • • Vendor Set Up: Table, Chair, and Social Media Marketing
    • • Yearly Subscription: Black Women in Business Directory
  • Tier 1

    Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement
    Valid for 2 months
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
  • Tier 2

    Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgementm+ 2 Tickets
    Valid for 2 months
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
    • 2 Tickets to the College Bound Luncheon
  • Tier 3

    Co- Sponsorship, Promotions and Tickets
    Valid for 2 months
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
    • Promotional Materials Logo Branding
    • Promotional Posting - SSC Facebook Group & IG
    • 4 Tickets to the College Bound Luncheon
  • Corporate Sponsor

    Co-sponsorship, Promotions and Table Reservation
    Valid for 2 months
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
    • Promotional Materials Logo Branding
    • Promotional Posting - SSC Facebook Group & IG
    • Table reservation (6 people) to the College Bound Luncheon
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