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COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM

WHO WE ARE

The College Access Program is an educational and training resource that challenges the current system of education that marginalizes undocumented students. Our mission is to ensure that status is not a barrier to educational attainment on any level, elementary, middle, high school, or college. We fulfill this mission through working with individuals and institutions to change policies and practices that negatively affect students and create ones that support them instead.

 

WHO WE WORK WITH

Students: We meet with students 1-on-1, in groups, through classroom presentations, and in other spaces to let students know about their options during and after high school. We also open the door for students to become involved in our organization, gain leadership skills, and feel connected to other students. If you are a student click here to learn more about how we can work together!

Educators: We meet with educators individually, in groups, and through trainings to discuss how to best support undocumented students and what changes can be made to institutionalize this support. If you are an educator click here to learn more about how we can work together!

Schools, Universities, Institutions: We actively work alongside our educators and students within the schools, universities, and institutions where they are in order to change policies that negatively affect undocumented students and put policies in place that allow students to succeed. You can find out more about what these changes could look like in the educator and student tabs.

State & National Government/ Organizations: Our ultimate goal is educational equity and we know that can only happen with changes to our education system. Undocumented students are more likely to be low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and attend under-resourced schools so we recognize the importance of working on educational equity as a whole to ensure that all students can succeed. Check out the campaign tab to find out what policies we are fighting for today!