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New Report Emphasizes Role of Community Colleges for Immigrant Success

Hispanic Outlook

The role of Community Colleges is to service both the unprepared immigrant population and the already educated.

JUST DREAMING? Colleges Brace to Meet the Needs of Immigrant Students if Federal Bill Creates Path to Legal Status

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Many of the nation’s colleges and universities are not sure what the proposed DREAM Act would mean for their institutions – and a number of them are operating amid confusion in trying to serve undocumented students legally in light of the defeat of the measure in the Senate last year to pass the legislation.

America’s Community Colleges

Science Magazine

In the 2009 American Graduation Initiative, President Obama enthusiastically highlighted the importance of community colleges—publicly funded 2-year institutions—for meeting the projected growth in jobs requiring a college degree.

Community Colleges Urged to Do More for Immigrants

Inside Higher Education

Many community colleges “struggle” to “effectively meet the needs of immigrants,” says a new report from the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education.

How to Help Immigrant Students

Community College Spotlight published by the Hechinger Report and on the Education Week’s College Bound Blog

Community colleges must find ways to serve an increasingly diverse immigrant population with limited funds, urges a report by the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education.

Community Colleges Are Urged to Take Innovative Steps to Serve Immigrant Students

Chronicle of Higher Education

Community colleges must develop innovative and customized approaches to serve a growing number of immigrant students, says CCCIE’s report.

When it Comes to Immigrants, Colleges Offer an Open Door

Community College Times

Community colleges across the country are not only providing extensive assistance and services to their immigrant students—whether they are here legally or not—they are also educating the public about the value of educating all students.

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.