Our Publications

Providing Immigrants a Springboard into the Workforce

April 27, 2017

Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon, a state leader in implementing integrated education and training programs, has developed an innovative Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Career Pathways program.

10 Things Educators Can Do To Help Undocumented and DACAmented Youth

February 16, 2017

The recently issued Executive Orders pertaining to immigration have significantly impacted many students and scholars at higher education institutions across the country. 

Celebrating Westchester Community College’s Kathryn W. Davis Global Community Scholars

December 1, 2015

Whether it’s enhancing the lives of immigrant families, tackling food insecurity, promoting college success or helping communities in countless other ways, the Kathryn W.

Accelerating the Success of Low-Literacy Adult ESL Learners

November 1, 2015

Learn about the Project I-DEA and High School 21+ initiatives at Washington State community colleges and ESL integrated health career pathways at South Texas College – both great examples of how ESL bridge programs are benefiting immigrant students and the colleges alike.

Expanding Educational and Career Opportunities for Immigrant Students at Community Colleges

November 1, 2015

CCCIE launched its National Survey on Increasing Opportunities for New Americans at Community Colleges in March 2015 to collect input from community college faculty, leadership and administrators on the opportunities and challenges faced in serving immigrant students.

Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: A Guide for Community Colleges

December 1, 2014

This guide, developed by CCCIE and World Education Services’ Global Talent Bridge, highlights effective program models and promising practices from community colleges across the country and illustrates how community colleges and community-based organizations can collaborate to increase opportunities for skilled immigrants.You’ll find practical ideas, recommendations, and resources that are useful for front-line advisors and administrators interested in helping skilled immigrants forge a viable career pathway in the U.S.

Connecting English Language Learners to Supportive Community College Resources

May 1, 2014

Despite the growth in a vast array of campus resources and services designed to promote the academic, personal, and professional success of all students, immigrant students who could benefit greatly from these services are often unaware they exist.

Increased Momentum at the State Level to Help Dreamers Pay for College: Spotlight on Florida

April 1, 2014

This Issue Brief provides an overview of state-level tuition equity and financial aid policies and describes efforts to pass a tuition equity bill in Florida.

Open Access: Integrating Immigrant Students in America’s Community Colleges

March 1, 2014

This report, based on a joint convening of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and CCCIE, explores the challenges and opportunities community colleges face as they serve increasingly diverse student populations, including undocumented students, and also examines policy changes at the state and national levels affecting immigration and postsecondary education.

Dreaming Big: What Community Colleges Can Do to Help Undocumented Immigrant Youth Achieve Their Potential

September 1, 2012

Dreaming Big describes promising practices and recommendations to serve undocumented students in five critical areas: increasing college access, making college affordable, supporting college readiness and success, offering alternatives for adult learners, and improving college retention and completion.