News

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.

“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.

CCCIE Member Appointed to U.S. Department of Education Committee

Press Release, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Dr Federico Zaragoza, Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development at Alamo Community College District is among those recently appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.

“Immigrants With Degrees Struggle to Find Jobs in Their Fields”

Community College Times, American Association of Community Colleges

Immigrants with professional degrees have difficulty finding work in their fields.