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”
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.