Reports and Resources:
CCCIE’s Two New Books Showcase Best PracticesCCCIE has released two new companion volumes featuring the best practices of our member colleges and their partners. Working Toward an Equitable and Prosperous Future for All:How Community Colleges and Immigrants Are Changing America and Working Together:How Community Colleges and Their Partners Help Immigrants Succeed—showcase innovative and practical models and offer recommendations to advance immigrant and refugee education, career development, and integration. Read more in our press release and click here to receive a discount off the list price.
Highlights of CCCIE’s Work CCCIE is pleased to share highlights of our work. Learn how we’re building ESL contextualized worksite training programs, providing technical assistance to help communities tap the talents of skilled immigrants, integrating immigrant education and workforce development, and expanding advocacy for Dreamers and all immigrant students. Read more.
Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: An Online Toolkit for Community Colleges and CBOsCCCIE and WES Global Talent Bridge developed this online toolkit that community college and CBO practitioners can use to integrate foreign-educated students into college programs and careers. You’ll find best practices, success stories, videos, checklists, and other interactive tools.
December 30th Deadline for Submitting Comments to Oppose Higher Immigration & DACA Renewal Fees Proposed by USCISThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) has proposed several fee increases that would make immigration benefits much less accessible to our low-income immigrant students, staff, and families, including Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and those applying for LPR status. We need your help to oppose these fee increases by submitting public comments to USCIS by December 30th. You can use this template created by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and CCCIE to submit your comments. Read more.
English Learning Unlocks Career Pathway Potential for Immigrant EmployeesThe retail sector and adjacent sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing; and accommodations and food services employ about 43% of all limited English proficient workers. The National Immigration Forum, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, CCCIE, and Miami Dade College, has developed a scalable, contextualized ESL program, Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce, to help employers build stronger career pathways for their employees. The goal of this new report, Upskilling New Americans: Innovative English Training for Career Advancement, is to share lessons learned and promising practices identified during various phases of the project with the broader workforce development, immigration, and adult education fields.
Presidents for New American Success PledgeThe goal of our College Presidents Campaign is to engage additional community college presidents across the country in CCCIE’s mission. Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY is proud to host CCCIE and be part of this national initiative. Read more about our Presidents for New American Success Pledge and sign on.