Safe space: Sierra College works to close achievement gap, help students with new undocumented center

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

Published April 29, 2019.

Sierra College is working towards building undocumented student center and bringing more services for undocumented students on their two campuses, including personalized enrollment assistance, personal, career and academic counseling, financial aid assistance, student engagement center, on-campus food pantry, free legal consultations and more.…

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

Published April 25, 2019.

Norma Vizcaino, an Immigrants’ Rising Student Fellow, a DACA recipient and a computer science major, said immigrant students can often feel alone and isolated because it’s difficult to ask for help without feeling like a target.

“The Dreamer Center on campus is so important because students like me have somewhere visible to go to and ask for help and meet people you can trust,” said Vizcaino, a first-generation college student.…

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Catalyst Grant

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

Published January 29, 2019.

A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant, also known as the California Campus Catalyst Fund. Bakersfield College is one of 33 California schools to receive the California Campus Catalyst Fund, a three-year initiative program funded and overseen by Immigrants Rising.…

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.…