Supporting Undocumented Students 

In the last five years, our collective budget and legislative advocacy during Undocumented Student Action Week has led to funding for Dream Resource Centers and Liaisons, the establishment of an Immigration Legal Services Project, the expansion of AB 540 eligibility and the protection of DACA. We know all too well that change is important every day of the year, not just during action week. This year’s theme, “Change in Action” empowers us to engage in state, federal and local action to support undocumented students in their goal of earning a college education. We must think about the ways we can cultivate and empower change that is long-lasting.

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW), October 18-22, 2021, 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 CollegesImmigrants RisingCalifornia Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the California Undocumented Higher Education CoalitionAcademic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC).

We look forward to this year’s action week. If you have any USAW questions, please contact

2021 Event Details

Systemwide Webinars
October 18-22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

During 2021 USAW, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office will be hosting a system webinar every day at 1:00 pm. More information will be shared on the Chancellor’s Office website.

Learning Sessions
September 21-24, 2021

In preparation for the 2021 USAW, a series of information/technical assistance webinars will be held twice daily. The purpose of these informational webinars will be to assist UndocuLiaisons in the planning and development of their own college USAW events. We encourage participation from students, faculty, administrative staff, and allies. To register for these Learning Sessions, click here.

2020 Undocumented Student Action Week Toolkit




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

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.