Los Angeles Urban League Helps Students Prepare for College

Bishop Kenneth Ulmer serves as senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles. A civic-minded leader, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer assists community organizations such as the Los Angeles Urban League.

The Los Angeles Urban League has championed the causes of African Americans and other minorities for some 90 years. Its efforts include assisting grade-school students prepare themselves for college. This is accomplished with the College-Going Road Map, which offers suggestions for elementary students planning for higher education and their parents.

For example, fifth graders should have an advanced or proficient score on the California Standards Test (CST). They should also have read 15 books about the experiences of African-Americans or Hispanics, and explored possible careers. Parents should establish relationships with at least four teachers.

Eighth graders should know California’s postsecondary education systems, visit four colleges, and get to know career choices and workplace situations. They should score well on CST subjects, such as science, history, and algebra, and their parents should link up with guidance counselors.

Twelfth graders, on the other hand, should have successfully completed the California High School Exit Examination, taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test, and chosen 10 colleges to apply to. They should also have fulfilled community service requirements and set up a savings account. High school students should create a five-year plan for achieving their career goals.

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The King’s University at Inglewood

A senior pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer also leads as dean of The King’s at Oxford, the summer session of The King’s University. A past president of The King’s University, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer continues as a board member and adjunct professor.

Founded to prepare future leaders in the global Christian community, The King’s University supports students in developing a Bible-based theology and the skills to teach it. The university also attends to the spiritual well-being of each student by guiding them to value reflection, inquiry, and a love of knowledge. With this background and a comprehensive knowledge of scripture-based ethics, students emerge prepared to spread the message of Christ to a richly diverse cultural and ethnic world of Christians.

The King’s University has historically operated in Los Angeles, California, alongside a summer session at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Now, Faithful Central Bible Church has established an Inglewood campus that offers accredited degrees at all levels from associate to doctoral. This accreditation enables The King’s University at Inglewood to offer financial aid, grants, and veterans assistance, allowing more people than ever before to train as leaders under God.