Please save the date for the Eighth Annual California Community Colleges' Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) on October 14 - 18, 2024. Join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, The Community College League of California and our statewide partners for a week of collaboration and supporting students, faculty and those involved in advocating for undocumented students.

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable people of all abilities to fully engage. Closed captioning will be available for the virtual event. To request accommodation for the on-campus event or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the Conferences and Events team by September 30, 2024 at Conferences@FoundationCCC.org.


Theme

Education and Career UndocuDreams Made Possible.

Event Description

Undocumented students are an integral part of our community, and we believe that they are entitled to every opportunity to succeed. Community colleges play a pivotal role in providing these students with the education and resources they need to thrive. However, we recognize that many undocumented students continue to face significant barriers to employment and financial stability due to their immigration status. This year's USAW theme focuses on leveraging our collective power to create meaningful change. We remain confident in our ability to develop innovative strategies that will foster educational and career opportunities for all students, regardless of their background. We are eager to work together to build a more inclusive and equitable system that opens the doors of success to all. Together, we can empower undocumented students to realize their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Who Should Participate

We encourage administrators, faculty, staff and students who work with current and prospective undocumented students.

Save the Dates

Monday, October 14 - Thursday, October 17
Virtual daily webinars

Friday, October 18
In-person event at Woodland Community College

Call for Proposals

We are pleased to invite you to submit a proposal to host a webinar during USAW or a presentation at the in-person conference on Friday, October 18. We are seeking diverse voices and partners who can share successes and solutions in the following areas:

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning: Guided Pathways, experiential learning initiatives, competency-based education models and strategies for supporting diverse student populations
  • Comprehensive Student Support Services: Strategies for student achievement and retention; inclusive student services, financial aid strategies and support for students with disabilities
  • Student Career Readiness: Strategies for successfully preparing students for the workforce; career advising, internship programs and local employer partnerships
  • Professional and Leadership Growth: Networking opportunities and stakeholder engagement for non-employment based student development
  • Mental Health and Self Care: Approaches to improving student’s overall wellbeing

The goal of these proposals is to equip practitioners, leaders and students with practical, effective and relevant information that promotes the success of undocustudent success. Please submit your proposal by August 26, 2024.

Stay tuned for additional information, including registration details. We look forward to this year’s Undocumented Student Action Week events.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact us at UndocuInfo@FoundationCCC.org.