Register for this year’s Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students Conference in San Diego, CA

By CAROLINA VALDIVIA

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The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) is hosting their second annual conference focused on equity and access to higher education for immigrant and undocumented students.

In April 2016, CESCaL hosted the first annual conference to ensure access and equity to higher education for immigrant and undocumented youth by ensuring those who work with them received expert training on how to mentor, counsel, and advise future college candidates. CESCaL chose to address this specific student population due to CESCaL’s commitment to advocate for marginalized student groups, improve effective practices among educators, provide a forum for collaboration and networking, problem solve critical training issues, and provide ongoing professional development.

The goal of the conference is to teach and empower school counselors and college access partners with the:

  • Knowledge of laws and rights of immigrant and undocumented students and resources for students and families.
  • Attitudes necessary to take personal responsibility as advocates for immigrant and undocumented students.
  • Skills to navigate the college application process, locate funding options, access post-secondary opportunities, and utilize culturally competent techniques to mentor, counsel, and advice future college candidates.

The three-day conference will kick-off on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony and conclude Tuesday, April 25 with workshops and a school counselor college fair at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center in San Diego State University.

Early registration closes on December 15, 2016

For more information and to register, please visit their official website: Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL)

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