“Community Colleges as Critical Gateways for Immigrant Education”

Diversity & Democracy

Community colleges serve as “gateways” to higher education for many immigrants and their children, providing access to the education, skills training, and English language proficiency that is crucial for immigrants to successfully integrate into and contribute to their communities and the country, notes Teresita Wisell, CCCIE executive director, and Linda Champanier, director of Institutional Advancement for Westchester Community College. Read about the critical role of community colleges in immigrant education, CCCIE, and Westchester Community College’s Gateway Center, scheduled to open in Fall 2010.

The article appears in the Winter 2010 Diversity & Democracy magazine, published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which is devoted to the educational needs of immigrants and the benefits of exploring immigration in the classroom.

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