What is ACAP?
ACAP stands for Accounting Career Awareness Program. ACAP is designed to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic minorities pursuing careers in accounting and related business areas.
Through ACAP's efforts, participating
high school students receive educational enrichment experiences and practical help they need to prepare for university-level programs. Students are selected based on a variety of factors including high school counselor recommendations, student applications, and personal interviews.
ACAP Residency Week 2020 Summer Residency program cancelled
Dear ACAP Volunteers and Supporters:
Due to California’s current shelter-in-place order and other limitations on large gatherings due to COVID-19, the ACAP Board of Directors have decided to cancel this year’s summer residency program.
The summer residency program, previously scheduled for July 12 through July 17, was slated to be our 31st consecutive year hosting this amazing event for high school students. This was not an easy decision, and was made in light of the uncertainty concerning when high schools and college campuses will resume normal activities.
Our commitment to create an exceptional program that opens doors for our students and educates them on careers in accounting has not changed therefore we are discussing alternative plans for the remaining 2020 year, including a virtual summer experience or expanding our ACAP in a Day student/parent conference currently scheduled for October 2020.
We encourage you to keep in contact with ACAP through our website, www.acapsf.org and be sure to follow us on twitter (@acapsfbayarea).
Above all, please take care of yourself and your loved ones. Take this time as an opportunity to refocus on the important things in life, and be grateful for the things we do have.
Erick O. Bell, CPA
Chairman, Accounting Career Awareness Program - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
3rd Annual ACAP Conference
Saturday, November 23
California State University, East Bay
ACAP partnered with CalCPA to increase awareness on various careers in accounting and finance to high school students.
On Saturday, November 23 we hosted our 3rd Annual ACAP in a Day conference. The event included workshops for parents focusing on financial planning and strategies for student success, workshops for high school students on maximizing social media and career options, and workshops for our ACAP alumni on interviewing skills and resume writing.
We are already looking forward to our next ACAP conference in 2020. This event is open to all high school students, their parents, and our ACAP Alumni.
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