Support Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education brings together community colleges from across the country to raise immigrant education as a national priority, increase awareness of the important role community colleges play in delivering educational opportunities for immigrant students, and share innovative strategies to provide the best possible education for immigrants. We accomplish our goals in several ways:
- Maintaining an online database of Promising Practices in immigrant education programs and services, including ESL programs, workforce training and career development, community/employer partnerships, citizenship/civics integration, and providing support and access for immigrant and undocumented students.
- Sponsoring free on-campus workshops to help community college immigrant students and community members apply their international credentials in obtaining U.S. jobs. These workshops are educating the immigrant population about the specific challenges and resources available for credentialing evaluation, career re-entry, and alternative career paths.
- Supporting and participating in state-of-the-art research to advance immigrant education programs. For example, in 2009-2010, CCCIE is collaborating with the Migration Policy Institute in a study of undocumented youth who might benefit from DREAM Act legislation and how community colleges can take steps to be better prepared to serve this population.
- Increasing access to relevant research and resources through our website, publications, and presentations at national conferences.
We believe that community colleges working together can do more to promote immigrant education on a national scale than any one college could achieve on its own. We welcome your support to help us move forward. You can donate by mail, by sending the donation to:
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
c/o Westchester Community College Foundation*
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
*The Westchester Community College Foundation is registered with New York State as a charitable foundation and recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
Please make check payable to: Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education.