Reports and Resources:
Introducing CCCIE’s New BlogWe are delighted to launch our new CCCIE Blog that will address the various aspects of immigrant and refugee student success from different points of view, examining both strategy and tactics, exploring best practices in the classroom and the workplace, and taking some deep dives into the thorniest problems and obstacles that block success. Read More.
We start our blog today on the topic of skilled immigrants and refugees, who arrive in the U.S. with significant experience in professional and technical fields, yet often times end up unemployed or working in low-wage, survival jobs. This significant “brain waste” in the skilled immigrant population is occurring while many open jobs are going unfilled because there aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill them. Read more.
Updated Resources to Support Undocumented StudentsAt a time when many DACA and undocumented students face uncertain futures, community colleges can take steps to support these young Dreamers, who have contributed so much to their country, their campuses, and their communities. Download CCCIE’s review of post-election resources.
Highlights of CCCIE’s WorkCCCIE is pleased to share highlights of our work, best practices, and resources to help your college strengthen its immigrant education and integration initiatives and accelerate success of adult ESL learners. Read more.
Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: An Online Toolkit for Community Colleges and CBOsCCCIE and WES Global Talent Bridge developed this online toolkit that community college and CBO practitioners can use to integrate foreign-educated students into college programs and careers. You’ll find best practices, success stories, videos, checklists, and other interactive tools.
Presidents for New American Success PledgeCCCIE is launching an exciting new initiative—a College Presidents Campaign to engage additional community college presidents across the country in CCCIE’s mission. Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY Is proud to host CCCIE and be part of this national initiative. Read more about our Presidents for New American Success Pledge and sign on.
New Bipartisan Dream Act of 2017The recently announced bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would provide legal permanent residence and eventual citizenship to eligible undocumented youth who arrived in the U.S. as children, includes some new provisions especially relevant to the diverse immigrant student population at community colleges. The bill, introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham, comes at a critical time as 10 states have threatened to sue the federal government if if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not abolished before September 5, 2017. Read more .
Learning the Language of RetailThe retail sector has one of the highest levels of limited English proficient workers. The National Immigration Forum, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, CCCIE, and Miami Dade College are collaborating to develop a scalable, contextualized ESL program, Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce, to help retailers build stronger career pathways for their employees. Read more and view this multi-media report and the Forum’s New American Workforce blog.