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2022 Undocumented Student Action Week

Monday, October 17, 2022`9:00 am - 10:00 am


Juntos Podemos: Collaborative Ecosystems that Support Undocumented Students

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual California Community Colleges Undocumented Student Action Week. Join the Chancellor’s Office and our statewide partners from October 17-21 for a series of daily webinars and on-campus activities designed to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and discuss solutions that support their educational dreams. Learn more about how you can advocate for the protection of DACA and assist in building a strong ecosystem that breaks down silos and reliant on a collaborative campus approach to support undocumented student success. More details will follow!

Monday, October 17, 2022: Sustaining a Supportive Ecosystem through Local, State, and Federal Advocacy
Creating and sustaining an ecosystem that supports undocumented students is a year-long commitment that requires the authentic collaboration between faculty, staff, administrators, and partners. This webinar will include an overview of the various forms of on-campus and off-campus advocacy. Presenters will also offer a framework for how campus leaders can engage in undocumented student advocacy at their local campus, and the importance of state and federal policies that eliminate barriers, prioritize affordability and access, and create the conditions for unconditional belonging and ultimately – student success.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022: From Policy to Practice: Implementing Policies with Students in Mind 
As practitioners responsible for supporting student success, there are several laws, regulations and budget investments that you should become familiar with as you advise and guide undocumented students. The volume of information about policies and budgets can be overwhelming – what are the Legislature and Chancellor’s Office expectations for how campuses support undocumented student success? How does successful application of statewide policies look at the campus level? In this webinar, presenters will address these questions. Participants will hear directly from students about their own experiences navigating a community college. 

Wednesday. October 19, 2022: Centering the Undocumented Student Experience Through Campuswide Collaboration
Campus stakeholder collaboration into a students’ educational journey and their goals to achieve a degree, credential or transfer to a four-year university.  These silos can sometimes be hidden but their effects are clearly visible in a student’s experience. Recent policy reforms have been designed with the intention of breaking down silos and fostering greater campus collaboration. How do those policies look in practice? This webinar will provide participants with an overview of recent policies that inform a supportive ecosystem that supports undocumented student success and will provide a framework for how they can create an ecosystem of unconditional belonging for students. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022: No Webinar – Undocumented Student Advocacy Day
Friday, October 21, 2022: Ensuring Equitable Access to Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
This webinar will focus on how campuses can ensure undocumented students obtain financial resources to cover the total cost of success. It will also include a review of the California Dream Act, AB 540 Affidavit and other grants/resources available to California undocumented students. In addition to a review of the various applications and processes for financial aid, speakers will provide practitioners with guidance on how to best support students through this process. This issue can be very complex and campuses should utilize a student-centered approach to develop informational collateral and advisement strategies to help students apply for financial resources.




Monday, October 17, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am