Undocumented Student Supports

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Helping our colleges support all students.

Given the rhetoric at the national level surrounding immigration, we know now more than ever that we must continue to uphold California’s values and offer clear pathways and resources for undocumented students to attain their educational goals. It is imperative that our students know that our campuses remain accessible and open to serving all students equally regardless of their immigration status.

The California Community Colleges Dreamers Project report provided a landscape analysis that discusses the state of undocumented students at California Community Colleges. 

As such, the report has served as a road map to help bridge the equity gaps that were identified and guide subsequent work to support this vulnerable population.

Dreamers Project Final Report

The California Community Colleges Dreamers Project culminated in a final report, titled ‘Strengthening Institutional Practices To Support Undocumented Student Success.’ The project serves as a road map to help colleges insitutionalize support for  DACA recipients and those students with no immigration status.

View the Executive Summary >

View the Complete Report >

Supporting Undocumented Students Learning Module

The Supporting Undocumented Students learning module provides an overview of the needs of undocumented students, with information that can empower every individual in our system to become an advocate for this student population. Additionally, the module provides a common understanding of undocumented students in our system and promising practices for supporting them. Users can access the Supporting Undocumented Students module once they are logged in to the Vision Resource Center >

Immigration Legal Services Project

The Community College Legal Services Project provides free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services for undocumented students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses. For more information on the Legal Services Project, visit the Chancellor's Office website >

Undocumented Student Support Project

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges are pleased to announce the launch of the Undocumented Student Support Project (USSP) with philanthropic contributions from The James Irvine Foundation. In alignment with the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals and at the direction of the Chancellor’s Office, the project aims to address equity concerns and ensure all students receive the support they need to achieve their academic and career goals. The USSP will convene a diverse workgroup who will work directly with college leadership to implement recommendations and promising practices featured in the Dreamers Project Report.

Working with the Chancellor’s Office, the objective of the USSP is to close achievement gaps and to increase the number of undocumented students enrolling, transferring, and earning degrees and certificates while decreasing the time and costs to do so. The project will provide system-wide guidance, tools, and resources for colleges to adopt innovative student-focused solutions that comply with federal and state mandates, including Assembly Bill 1645, which requires each California Community Colleges to identify an UndocuLiaison (Dreamer Resource Liaison).

Contact Us

Iris Aguilar
Executive Director, Equity and Community Impact
T: 916.325.1858
E: iaguilar@foundationccc.org

Alonso Garcia Cobain
Special Projects Manager, Equity and Community Impact
E: algarcia@foundationccc.org

Marisela Hernandez
Senior Specialist, Equity and Community Impact
E: mhernandez@foundationccc.org


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