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).