My Story

  • KeylaTorres_WrightAida Rodriguez

    Palm Beach State College
    Country of origin: Mexico

    Aida Rodriguez, a native of Mexico, received her…

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  • KeylaTorres_WrightKeyla Torres

    Wright College
    Country of origin: Honduras

    Keyla Torres, an immigrant from Honduras, started anew at Wright College in…
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  • KeylaTorres_WrightVitor Granja

    Westchester Community College
    Country of origin: Brazil

    When Vitor Granja first moved to this country…

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  • Jibril Yahaya LuwaaJibril Yahaya Luwaa

    Westchester Community College
    Country of origin: Ghana

    Growing up in Ghana, I dreamed of…

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  • Satwinderjit KaurSatwinderjit Kaur

    Johnson County Community College
    Country of Origin: India

    "Watch your thoughts, they become words.…

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  • Cecilia G. CorralCecilia G. Corral

    South Texas College
    Country of origin: Mexico

    At first glance, 18 year old Cecilia…

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  • Fernando VillavicencioFernando Villavicencio

    Miami Dade College
    Country of Origin: Ecuador

    Fernando Villavicencio migrated three years ago from his native…

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  • Anne Sarie Yva CossogueAnne Sarie Yva Cossogue

    Miami Dade College
    Country of Origin: Haiti

    Anne Sarie Yva Cossogue migrated…

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  • Nadine KhairNadine Khair

    Westchester Community College
    Country of origin: Jordan

    Life is a ladder of success and the…

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  • David MongesDavid Monges

    Westchester Community College
    Country of Origin: Paraguay

    The openness of the faculty and the…

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Mission & Objectives

About the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education

The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education receives financial support from the J.M. Kaplan Fund and is supported and hosted by Westchester Community College, in Valhalla, New York. The Consortium’s Blue Ribbon Panel is comprised of  23 community colleges and other organizations that have joined forces to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students.

Mission Statement:

immigrant educationCCCIE’s mission is to raise awareness of the important role community colleges play in delivering educational opportunities to immigrants and to promote and expand the range and quality of programs and services for immigrant students among community colleges around the country.

Objectives:

  • Raise the visibility of the importance of immigrant education among the nation’s 1200+ community colleges and related professional organizations.
  • Strengthen relationships with key community college professional associations to increase awareness of the immigrant education issues and resources available to association members.
  • Establish a new vehicle through which community colleges can share promising practices in immigrant education, technical expertise and ideas to meet the educational needs of immigrants.
  • Lay the foundation for continued expansion of CCCIE and its role as brain trust and advocate for immigrant education among community colleges.