Supporting Undocumented Students 

Serving the largest number of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. In its 4th year, Undocumented Student Action Week, October 19-23, 2020, is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California’s community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Community College League of California (League), the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), Immigrants Rising, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). Action Week Partners have developed a toolkit to support colleges with virtual events throughout the week.


2020 Undocumented Student Action Week Toolkit

MARKETING MATERIALS

ADVOCACY MATERIALS 

RESOURCE MATERIALS

2020 WEBINARS
This year the Action Week partners will offer the following audience targeted webinars open to the system. We encourage you to (1) plan to participate in webinars specific to your needs and (2) share this audience targeted webinar list with your colleagues. To register click on the links below.

Kick-Off Event: Chancellor's Office System Webinar
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The California Community College System and its partners will introduce this year’s USAW activities, discuss the 2020 theme, and explain our advocacy actions. This webinar will set the tone for the week and encourage all to participate.
Target audience: UndocuCenter Coordinators/UndocuLiaisons, Student Leaders, Counselors, Administrators, and System Partners
Register Now

Financial Aid Update
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA 
Target audience: Open to Everyone
Watch Webinar Here

Policy Update
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 |
 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies"
Target audience: Open to Everyone
Watch Webinar Here

Student Track
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills"
Target audience: Students
Watch Webinar Here

Counseling Faculty Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them"
Target audience: Faculty Counselors, Career Center Staff, Success Coaches, Transfers Center Staff
Watch Webinar Here

Student Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"What’s Next After Community College? Transferring & Workforce Opportunities"
Target audience: Students
Watch Webinar Here

Administrator Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure"
Target audience: Administrators and Trustees
Watch Webinar Here

Faculty Track
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Equitable Classroom Practices"
Target audience: Faculty
Watch Webinar Here

UndocuLiaison and Classified Staff Track
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era"
Target audience: Undocumented Student Center Coordinator/UndocuLiaison, Classified Staff and community members
Watch Webinar Here

2019 WEBINARS
To access webinars from USAW 2019, please visit the Chancellor's Office website.

 


 

Other Resources

  • Immigration Legal Services: The California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the state of California. 
  • Resources for Community Members and Services ProvidersTo ensure that immigrant communities and service providers are armed with up-to-date and relevant information on immigration-related issues, Ready California offers resources from trusted partners.
  • DACA UpdatesThe State of California’s Immigrant Guide provides resources pertaining to the impact of the DACA announcement on several state programs. 
  •  The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations. Colleges may order up to 1,000 Red “Know Your Rights” Cards at no cost from ILRC. Colleges can also download and print their own. NOTE: Delivery for ordered cards may take up to three weeks.

Resolutions & Statements

In 2017, the League collected resolutions and statements in support of California's undocumented students. The following is a list of resolutions and statements inclusion and in support of undocumented students.

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