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Nov. 17, 2022 - Vision in Action No. 96 


#FindYourAlly Higher Education Legal Services Free immigration legal services and case support for students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses statewide or virtually  Schedule a FREE Appointment Today Search by ZIP code, City or college name The California Community Colleges and the Higher Education Legal Services Appointment Portal do not capture information on undocumented students. California Community Colleges will not release personally identifiable student information related to immigration status unless required by judicial order.

As of November 1, 2022, all 115 physical California community colleges now have a dedicated immigration legal service provider on campus to support undocumented and mix status students, faculty and staff affiliated with the system. Legal service providers consist of a team of attorneys and support staff which offer free immigration consultations, eligibility screenings, case management and financial assistance for DACA renewal and naturalization applications. 
Hybrid services are available at 81 of the campuses, where students will have the option to meet with an attorney in person, while the remaining 34 colleges will provide the same level of support virtually. Appointments can be scheduled through the new website by entering either a zip code or college of attendance. The website also offers helpful resources on how to prepare for a scheduled appointment, as well as informational materials on current immigration policies created by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
If you have questions about the program or how to connect students to the website, please reach out to Alonso Garcia at
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Please join the 2022-2023 “Equitable Placement, Support and Completion” Community of Practice (ComP), a joint effort between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and The Puente Project. This ComP approaches equitable placement and completion as a justice imperative through a racial equity lens. Participants will be guided through an inquiry process of finding, analyzing, and reflecting upon their own individual and institutional data for the purpose of equity-conscious decision- making regarding classroom policies and practices. Participants will engage with critical frameworks and examples of how they can be applied at the classroom, division, and institutional levels. 

The four thematic Community of Practice Cohorts include:

This Community of Practice is open to all faculty. We especially encourage the participation of part-time faculty, counseling faculty, and faculty teaching transfer-level Math and English. Participating faculty will receive transcript notation through the Vision Resource Center as well as an optional extension credit pathway through UC Merced. Through the “Equitable Placement, Support and Completion” Community of Practice, faculty will have the opportunity to build local coalitions, foster a sense of community through networking, and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning or institutional capacity building to advance change at their campuses. We invite you to join this exciting Community of Practice and invite a friend or colleague to participate. Cohort meetings are starting in mid-November so please register now by clicking the links above!

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System Guidance/News/Webinars

Join the upcoming webinar, Representation Matters: How Racial Equity in Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Advances Equitable Outcomes in Student Achievement, on Friday, Nov. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. 
The purpose of the event is to elevate the experiences of Black faculty, staff and administrators. This event will spotlight equity champions and the tools, resources, and guidance available that supports faculty, staff and administrator’s ability to lead change in equity-focused hiring and retention practices while also supporting the cultivation of anti-racist teaching and learning environments. Our intention is also to center the updated Equal Employment Opportunity Handbook that was recently revised and the urgency we need to move in to ensure hiring practices for African Americans are in line with the historic resources and advocacy.
Registration is open now here. For questions or concerns contact Alina Cortes-Quintana at

The next Chancellor’s Office System Webinar is set for Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

If you haven’t registered for the 2022 System Webinar series, please register via this link. If you have already registered there is no need to register again. 

Student Supports

The California Youth Crisis line runs 24-hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text COURAGE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Items of Interest

This year, the Chancellor’s Office released the inaugural edition of the Compendium of Allocations and Resources (the Compendium) to support district and college leaders in the implementation and effective use of 2022-23 fiscal resources. 

The Compendium provides fiscal and program guidance in one central location to facilitate access to information. 

Monthly updates to the Compendium will be released through the First Principal Apportionment in February. The second update for October 2022  is now available on the Budget News page. On page 9 of this release, we provide a bulleted list of new or updated content, which is summarized below.

Major updates from the September 2022 edition to the October 2022 edition:

  1. Perkins V: IC- Local Assistance guidance and allocations tables are updated to reflect augmentation of additional funding.
  2. Cybersecurity Strategy updates. Includes updates on eligibility for AB 178 (ongoing) funds in FY22-23, provides due dates for Bi-Annual Cybersecurity Remediation Reports and the
  3. Triennial Security Review and Penetration Testing, and provides fraud-related updates including the ID Proofing RFI and information about the Thursday, October 27, 2022 webinar on fraud mitigation.
  4. In Appendix A, Revenue Control Accounts updated for:
  5. Emergency Financial Aid Grants (SFRF): Fund 74, Federal 8100
  6. Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Supplemental): Fund 74, State 8600

Additional program guidance expected release dates:

November 2022

  • CCC Pathway to Law School Initiative
  • Classified Employee Summer Assistance Program
  • Equal Employment Opportunity 
  • Part-Time Faculty Health Insurance

December 2022

  • Hire Up Pilot Program 

January 2023

  • CCC Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Program
  • Native American Student Support and Success Program 

February 2023

  • CAEP- California Adult Education Program
  • CCC Equitable Placement and Completion Grant Program
  • Common Course Numbering System
  • Economic Development - Grant
  • Implementation Of Transfer Reforms in AB 928
  • Nursing Program Support & Attrition Reduction in Nursing Programs 
  • Rising Scholars Network