New Report on Undocumented Students at CA Community Colleges

Expanding institutional support for undocumented immigrants ensures that California’s public higher education system will remain a beacon of hope and opportunity for all.

We’re excited to share our groundbreaking statewide landscape analysis of the California Community Colleges (CCC) resulting in the CCC Dreamers Project Report: Strengthening Institutional Practices To Support Undocumented Student Success. This report has been created in collaboration with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Dreamers Advisory Group, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. You can access the Executive Summary and Full Report under our Resources Page.

JOIN US for the CCC Dreamers Project Release Webinar on April 4th, 2019 when we’ll build an action plan to implement these recommendations at the individual, group, and institutional levels. By bringing together diverse voices in a collaborative implementation process, we can ensure that the CCCs create solutions that will better serve California’s undocumented students.

California Community Colleges serve the largest number of undocumented post-secondary students in our state—an estimated 50,000-70,000. However, there are many institutional challenges that affect undocumented students’ ability to earn certificates, associates degrees, and/or to transfer to a four-year university; they also affect educators’ ability to best support these students.

In this report, we identify challenges using data-driven analysis, provide recommendations to approach the current challenges, and show promising practices in order to increase support for undocumented students at the CCCs.

For more information about the CCC Dreamers Project Report and Webinar, please email Nancy Jodaitis.