The California Community Colleges Dreamers Project aims to help the Chancellor’s Office and the 114 California Community Colleges effectively serve undocumented students, especially in light of recent changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and tense political climate for immigrants. The project seeks to lay the groundwork for a longer-term program to implement strategies that will meet undocumented students’ needs. Project goals include:
- initiate a collaborative planning process that allows the CCC system to respond nimbly to the evolving needs of undocumented students given recent changes to and uncertainties about DACA policies.
- elevate promising practices and emerging resources that help colleges better serve their undocumented students, and also identify and address shared challenges.
The Dreamers Project is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation, and includes a landscape analysis undertaken through an online survey of community colleges and four regional meetings, as well as guidance from an Advisory Group and a final report (below).