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Nominations Open April 1st

2023 College Bound Luncheon Nominations

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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’s leadership team, #CBL planning committee, and members will host college readiness virtual sessions and an in-person celebration with 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 ten cohorts of Young Black Women and are actively supporting recent cohorts. This completely volunteer and self sufficient "Sistership" has impacted over 100 young women! #CBL2023 #CBL11 #OMG11



College Bound Expo:

Virtual Session: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:30PM-8PM

In Person Event: Sunday, June 25, 2023 11AM-2PM



Our Place Event Space & Kitchen 

1107 Firehouse Alley

Sacramento, CA 95814



This in-person event is for Black/African American females, graduating high school senior students preparing to attend 2-year community colleges and 4-year colleges or universities in the fall of 2023.


Ways to Give:




(Note: #CBL2023


Services/Resources -

  • Resource Materials

  • School Supplies

  • College-Friendly Items

  • Daily Essentials: Hygiene Products, Store or Credit (VISA) Card Gift Cards 

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Have questions or inquiries for us?

Email the Sacramento Sister Circle Leadership Team, at 


Student Nomination Period:

April 1, 2023 - June 20, 2023

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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal of $10k

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 11th 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. Many of our nominees are 1). First generation college students, 2). Eligible for free and reduced lunch in school, and 3). Declaring a STEM major, historically underrepresented for Black Girls and Women. Thus, your support is critical, timely, and necessary.


We are excited to invite wellness practitioners, introduce a resource fair, and organizations to support our seniors. We have a fundraising goal to raise $10,000.00 in celebration of CBL’s 11th Anniversary Year. 


Check out our current Co-Sponsors:


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Dr. Flo Cofer

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


Black Women United


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  • Vendor

    Become a vendor at the College Bound Luncheon & Expo
    Valid for 7 days
    • 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 7 days
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
  • Tier 2

    Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgementm+ 2 Tickets
    Valid for 7 days
    • Event Co-Sponsor Acknowledgement: Our Rightful Place Website
    • 2 Tickets to the College Bound Luncheon on June 25, 2023
  • Tier 3

    Co- Sponsorship, Promotions and Tickets
    Valid for 7 days
    • 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 on June 25, 2023
  • Corporate Sponsor

    Co-sponsorship, Promotions and Table Reservation
    Valid for 7 days
    • 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
  • ORP Membership

    Every year
    Become an OFFICIAL ORP Member. Enjoy yearly membership!
    • Access to Soul Sundayz Speaker Series
    • Enjoy Monthly Gatherings
    • Invite to Private Events (Online & In Person)
    • Discount on Services and more
  • Silver

    Every year
    Showcase your business on our Facebook Page
    • Post on Facebook Group Page once (1) a per month.
  • Platinum

    Every year
    Showcase your business in our Facebook Group.
    • Post on Facebook Group Page twice (2) per month
  • Gold

    Every year
    Showcase your business in our Facebook Group & on our Instagram.
    • Post on FB group page 4 times a month and 1 IG post a month

"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

Thank you for reaching out, I am doing well and have found myself happier doing my classes from home due to it providing me a flexible schedule and more time to do things I want in between... Some of my favorite courses that I took were human rights, Biology of addiction and psychology because they provided information and skills that I will need to go to medical school in the future... Despite 2020 being rough I enjoyed going to school online and learning some very interesting material.

- Tamir, #CBL2020 Student

My first semester was alright, a little hard but I had fun! I work for my school at the Sports Network and it’s really cool! Thank you for the support and kind thoughts.

- Kymora #CBL2020 Student

Thank you so much for reaching out and I am very appreciative of the financial gift... I've been doing very well, and I had a successful first semester. Since my school is on the east coast, I had a few 5am classes due to the different time zones! But I've made many connections, joined a club organization, and ended my fall semester with a 3.75 GPA. During the semester, I premiered my first short film Wake Up.

- Alana #CBL2020 Student

"I also realized how incredibly blessed I am to be here, having the experiences and opportunities I’m having. Of course I began the year struggling with feeling like I didn’t belong. Classes are definitely more difficult and require more work than I anticipated, however, I feel that I’m holding my own pretty well. The first quarter, I ended with all A’s and one B in my classes. There’s something rewarding about getting the grades that I did in the midst of distractions, in the midst of battling with my mental health, in the midst of trying to adapt. I realize that I need to give myself more credit, as at first I was telling myself I wasn't smart enough to be where I am, but the grades don’t lie!"

#CBL2023 Student

"I am doing okay and well.  There are times where I struggle after transitioning from being on campus to now at home online because obviously I got used to the routine of being with my friends and school but i have so much support that I am okay but I am ready to go back to campus. I see everything going on back on campus and miss it a lot but I’m super excited to go back.   Online is harder for me actually also but I push through to make it work."

#CBL2023 Student

Thank you so much for checking in on me. This first semester of my first year of college has been a consistent journey of hardship, but I am very determined so I'm making it through! ...I am excited for what this next year brings and where I am headed!

- Yael #CBL2020 Student

My first semester of college was great, all of my teachers were supportive, I made a lot of lifetime friends, and I made the dean's list... I truly appreciate you all for checking in on me. Thank you for the financial gift as well.

- Semira #CBL2020 Student

I had a great Fall semester ending with a 3.5 GPA. I am now taking on extra courses and will be taking on summer classes to try to graduate early.

- Asiyah #CBL2020 Student

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