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UndocuAlly Training: Supporting Undocumented Students in Graduating from College: Information, Resources and Best Practices - Wednesday February 8th, 11am - 1pm in Compass Room #1. Register below.
This presentation will provide educators with information, resources and best practices to support undocumented students in achieving their academic goals. Educators will receive an overview of AB 540, AB 2000, the CA Dream Act, DACA, and available scholarships with links to specific educational materials. By the end of the presentation, educators will have a basic understanding of the challenges and resources undocumented students can face in their pursuit of a college education.
Presenter bio: Nancy Jodaitis, Director of Higher Education Initiatives, Educators for Fair Consideration
For almost twenty years, Nancy has been working to increase admission and graduation rates for underrepresented students in higher education. She most recently served as an AB 540 / Undocumented Student Advisor at San Francisco State University, where she was also advisor to SFSU's chapter of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS), a student-run group providing resources and support for AB540 students. Prior to that, Nancy served as a pre-admissions advisor, transfer counselor, financial aid officer, and scholarship specialist. Through these varied roles, Nancy has developed a comprehensive understanding of the enrollment process and a solid track record of institutional advocacy.
Nancy has worked tirelessly to build educational pathways for undocumented students within California, conduct trainings about applying for the California Dream Act, identify key challenges that colleges and universities face when supporting undocumented students, and elevate institutional best practices. She has also developed a library of educational materials to help undocumented students in California successfully enroll in CA public colleges and universities, and be sure they receive all financial aid for which they are eligible.
Since 2009, Nancy has been active with E4FC, beginning as a volunteer with our Educator Action Group, and later serving in various capacities as a trainer, researcher, and consultant. Nancy joined E4FC as Director of Higher Education Initiatives in July 2016.
California DREAMers emerging from the shadows – a news article from the California Teachers Association (CTA)
The Case for Undocumented Students in Higher Education – a report from Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
UNITY COUNCIL Events: The Unity Council sends a big THANK YOU to Ron Jones, Executive Director of Dialogues on Diversity (http://dialoguesondiversity.com/), for presenting Get Out of Your Bubble during O-Week to all incoming 4c cadets at the California Maritime Academy.
Purpose of the UNITY COUNCIL
The Unity Council serves to create a more diverse and inclusive university community. Diversity encompasses a multitude of dimensions and identities, including race, gender identity and expression, economic status, sexual preference, religion, immigration status, national origin, and more. To achieve this purpose the council strives to:
o Sponsor programs and activities that publicly celebrate the diverse communities and cultures within our campus.
o Foster mutual respect, appreciation, understanding, and collaboration among the members of the Cal Maritime community.
o Inform the university community about historic contributions of diverse communities to California, the United States and our global society.
o Review data and information that assesses the university's "campus climate" and make recommendations for improvement.
o Participate in campus strategic planning.
o Uphold the Principles of Community as described in the Student Handbook
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