Join Immigrants Rising on Wednesday June 3rd at 2pm PT for an informative webinar titled, “Developing Post-CARES Act Emergency Funding for Undocumented Students at California Community Colleges.” The webinar will include strategies and support for faculty and staff to advocated effectively on their campus, an overview of California’s efforts to develop emergency aid at community colleges, an update regarding the California Community College lawsuit against Betsy Devos for the restrictions placed on CARES Act funding, and promising practices from specific California Community Colleges already providing emergency support for undocumented students.
Immigrants Rising notes, “While we are all being negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, undocumented immigrant communities face additional problems as front-line workers who are disproportionately at risk, ineligible for unemployment, often uninsured, and excluded from all federal stimulus relief. Additionally, undocumented students are even excluded from CARES Act funding, which was created specifically to support all students during these challenging times.
Fortunately, a limited number of public colleges and universities in California have developed innovative strategies to provide aid to undocumented students and others who have been shut out from the CARES Act. However, the largest number of undocumented students are attending California Community Colleges. Therefore, their response to this crisis is key. It is vital that college-ready youth are able to achieve their academic and career goals in order to address California’s increasing workforce skills gap.”
You can learn more about the webinar and register on their official page.
Please note that this event was first posted by Immigrants Rising. The link to the webinar may not work after the event date has passed.
Rachel is a PhD student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies where she is a Research Associate for the Civil Rights Project and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. She has worked closely with undocumented youth in several regions including California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Rachel has also worked in the higher education sector for Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, MassBay Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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