Immigration and Community Colleges

Insight into Diversity

For decades community colleges have provided an affordable entry point into higher education for mil­lions of Americans.

Traditional Racial Labels No Longer Define New Generation of College Students

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Like America itself, higher education institutions are confronting a new wave of intra-ethnic diversity that is expanding old definitions of race and national origin and challenging colleges’ traditional methods of student services.

The Migrant Workforce: Colleges aim to improve prospects for undocumented students

Community College Journal

The article features a variety of community college programs that are opening their doors to migrant workers, including South Texas College’s dual enrollment high-school classes that better match migrant work patterns, as well as programs that train migrant workers for careers in such high-demand fields as green construction, phlebotomy, and nursing.

As Millions Seek Work, an Overhaul in Retraining

The New York Times

The article highlights Northern Virginia Community College’s partnership with Northern Virginia Family Service’s Training Future program, which has a 89 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation.

Westchester Community College Launches Gateway Center to Train Immigrants

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine

A growing number of Latinos and immigrants are gravitating to Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, and New Rochelle for opportunity.

“The Path from Immigrant to College President”

Community College Times

This article features the experiences of community college presidents who immigrated to this country, including BRP member Eduardo Marti, President of Queensborough Community College.

“On the Cutting Edge: Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education”

RefugeeWorks newsletter

What are some of the challenges community colleges face in responding to the needs of refugee or immigrant students?

“Many Latinos Pursue Their Dreams in Community Colleges”

The Journal News

Casting a spotlight on Latinos in community colleges reveals a world of determination despite all the odds.

“Community Colleges Build Programs That Fit Immigrants’ Needs”

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It’s like holding a class “at the corner of Times Square,” says David C.

Miami Dade College Students Walk to Washington

New York Times

Four immigrant students from CCCIE Member Miami Dade College have embarked on a four-month, 1,500-mile walk, which started in Miami on January 1st, and will end in Washington, D.C.