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Esfuerzo DACA: joven inmigrante se gradúa como doctora en educación

Categories: In the Media

Published May 23, 2019.

Iliana Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship, received her PhD in Education Policy, Evaluation and Reform from Claremont Graduate University. There are very few undocumented students in graduate school, and Latinos account for less than 5% of doctorates in the United States.…

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

Categories: 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: 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.…