California community colleges need money to meet new state law to help dreamers

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

Currently, 35 of the system’s 115 community colleges have Dream Resource Centers, according to a report on undocumented students published earlier this year by the California Community Colleges. The existing centers are supported by a combination of the colleges’ own funding as well as external dollars. For example, the California Campus Catalyst Fund, an initiative that supports undocumented students, helps fund centers at colleges including Chabot College in Alameda County, Oxnard College in Ventura County and San Diego Mesa College.

Dream Resource Center Opens in Oxnard

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

“We are very lucky to be the recipient of the Catalyst fund grant,” said Dolores Ortiz, a sociology professor at Oxnard College. “It is a three-year grant that we will have over $300,000 and we have a lot of great programming. What we are aiming to do is create sustainable resources so that even when the grant money runs out we continue to offer resources to students and in the Ventura County area.”

First Convening of California Campus Catalyst Fund

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

 

On January 10th, over 200 students, educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders gathered in Long Beach, California to engage in inspiring conversations about how California colleges and universities can best address the diverse needs of undocumented students and families at such a critically important time.…

Cal State receives grant to help undocumented students

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published November 1, 2018.

Cal State San Bernardino is expanding and creating programs as part of a $125,000 annual grant renewable for up to three years to support undocumented students and their families realize their full potential.

Read the full story: Cal State receives grant to help undocumented students (Fontana Herald News)…

Undocumented on Campus: California Funders Come Together for Immigrant Students

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is addressing a unique need that has gone otherwise unnoticed in the recent debates about immigration. The fund recently committed to supporting 32 campuses all across the state of California starting this fall, with money for resource centers, legal services, mental health services, and other types of support for undocumented students.…

California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 15, 2018.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund awards grants of about $125,000 each to 32 public colleges and universities across the state, to expand legal aid, mental health services and career guidance to undocumented students. The funders of CA Catalyst Fund are also taking the unusual move of assisting students’ undocumented family members with services that range from legal consultations and mental health therapy to workshops on how to become an entrepreneur and civics classes teaching them how to participate in a city council meeting.…