As career educators, we fully recognize the value and importance of a college education. This is the reason why EST exists — to increase the number of African-American students who enroll in, and graduate from, a Historically Black College or University. Our program began in 1987 with a vision to be the premiere Black College Tour program. The success of that vision is evidenced by the fact that we have consistently received 100% satisfaction on the surveys that we administer to students at the end of every tour. A sample comment from one of our tour participants is posted to the right. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to an experience in college campus tours unlike any other—the EST experience!
Gregory and Dr. Yasmin Delahoussaye
“I enjoyed each day we had on the trip. I enjoyed the students, the faculty, the atmosphere, the learning and the opportunity to seek further education away from home. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. It was a beneficial experience each day.”
Greg Delahoussaye is a lifetime educator. He grew up in Los Angeles where he received a B.A. degree in History and teaching credentials the following year. He has been leading student groups to Washington D.C. for more than 25 years. By far the Black College tours are the most popular tours that Educational Student Tours offers. Greg is also a well-organized and efficient tour leader who is well known to a number of civic organizations and corporations who have sponsored students to go on the tour. As an educator, Greg has dedicated his career to ensuring that students receive the best educational opportunities. Beyond working out all the details for the tours, he always offers to give college selection advice to participants and their parents. His commitment has not gone unnoticed and year after year, both he and Yasmin have been honored for outstanding service to the community by the media, elected local, state, and national representatives as well as a whole host of other organizations.
Dr. Yasmin Delahoussaye holds a B.A. degree in History from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a former community college counselor, vice chancellor, and college president, she is well aware of the type of students that each college seeks and is able to talk directly to admissions officials to assist students with gaining admission. In addition to being a career educator, Yasmin served on the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission, the California State Student Aid Commission (which has responsibility for administering state financial aid programs) and the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force whose 22 recommendations to improve student success and completion resulted in new legislation for all community colleges in California.