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Over 65,000 college-ready undocumented students graduate from our nation's high schools each year and this number is likely to increase. As such, higher education professionals are compelled to address the needs of this growing population. College-ready undocumented students have jumped the same hurdles as other college-eligible students, yet they have not been given the same degree of access to higher education. Without improvements in relevant college knowledge, guidance, and financial support, these students, many of whom are among the best their communities have to offer, will continue to be shut out of a system that is virtually their only means for upward mobility.
Participants will learn the following:
How state and federal education and immigration policies impact college access for undocumented students in their state.
How to assist undocumented students as they apply for college admission.
How to address the unique needs of undocumented college-goers.
How to help undocumented students fundraise to pay for college.
How to help undocumented students develop a network of support once they get to college.
How to help undocumented students improve their potential for employment or graduate school attendance upon college graduation.
How to help undocumented students determine if they are eligible to adjust their residency status.
Who should attend?
Directors of Diversity
Admissions Directors & Staff
Directors of Minority Recruitment
Outreach & Recruitment Staff
College & Financial Aid Advisors
Enrollment Management Administrators & Staff
Marketing & Communications Professionals
Student Services/Affairs Administrators & Staff
Financial Aid Directors & Staff
Who is the speaker?
Dr. Paz Maya Oliv
erez is the Executive Director and Founder of Futuros Educational Services, a non-profit organization that
provides college-preparatory services to low-income and immigrant youth and professional development for school-based professionals. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education in the Masters in Teaching Program in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and a Consultant to the Division of Student Services at Long Beach City College. Her dissertation titled Ready But Restricted: An Examination of the Challenges of College Access and Financial Aid for Undocumented Students in the U.S. examined the challenges encountered by college-ready undocumented high school seniors as they endeavor to make the transition from high school to college. Along with a statewide coalition of undocumented students and advocates, she was instrumental in developing The College and Financial Aid Guide for: AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students, which has been disseminated to thousands of undocumented students and advocates throughout California. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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