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Trustee Kenneth BrownWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 5:59pm
California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5

Scholarship Opportunities from the Mission Asset Fund of $495 Available for Dreamers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

The San Francisco-based nonprofit, which has a long history of supporting Dreamers, dedicated scholarship funds specifically to help California community college, California State University and University of California students pay for the $495 renewal fee.

DACA students interested in applying for the scholarship opportunity should visit http://lc4daca.org to learn more and complete the online application. Scholarship applicants will need to complete a short questionnaire and will need to provide their documentation of DACA status with expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 to qualify for the financial aid.

“We applaud the Mission Asset Fund for the dedication of these funds to our state’s DACA students. It provides the needed financial assistance to file their renewal applications ahead of the October 5 deadline, which is fast approaching,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley, who encouraged DACA students to renew their status. “The California Community Colleges will continue to support DACA students despite the Trump administration’s decision to rescind this vital program.”

Oakley also praised state legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown for agreeing to provide a $30 million to support California’s undocumented immigrants. The proposal provides additional funding for immigration legal services under the One California program, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office will receive $7 million. This funding will be made available to local colleges so that they can provide emergency financial aid resources to students affected by President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they do not miss out on the opportunity to obtain a scholarship for the $495 renewal fee. Scholarship applications will be processed the same day they are submitted and once a student has qualified, checks made out to the Department of Homeland Security will immediately be made available in the San Francisco area and by overnight mail in other parts of the state.

Funding for the DACA renewal scholarship opportunity for California public college students is provided through the Weingart Foundation. Other philanthropic supporters include: the Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, The Chavez Family Foundation and San Francisco Foundation.

The Trump Administration’s DACA decision does not impact a student’s ability to attend California community colleges, to qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA. To learn more about the finical aid opportunities available through the California Dream Act visit: icanaffordcollege.com.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/.
Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownSaturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7:07am
UC sues the Trump administration for rescinding DACA protections for immigrant students
Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownThursday, September 7th, 2017 at 1:47am
The Community College League of California (League) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA:

https://ccleague.org/files/public/ResolutionsNStatements/League%20Statment%20on%20Trump%20Admin%20Decsion%20to%20Rescind%20DACA_9_5_2017.pdf

"The callous decision by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is antithetical to American values and abandons the promise made to over 800,000 individuals pursuing the American Dream. This shortsighted political calculation inhibits the aspirations of 222,795 Californians. The Community College League of California reiterates its unyielding commitment to fostering and supporting a safe and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of immigration status. At the core of our values is the ideal that educational opportunity should be afforded to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, culture, national origin, socio- economic class, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs, national status, or economic status. This commitment is manifested in California state laws and regulations promulgated by the State Legislature and Board of Governors.

California Community Colleges were founded with the goal of fostering excellence and guaranteeing educational access and opportunity for all. The vitality and success of our state and nation depends on having a well-educated and civically-engaged citizenry.

The League urges Congress to build upon the success of DACA by preserving the program and working to implement a long-term solution that will continue to permit Californians to achieve their educational dreams.

The California Community Colleges take great pride in being the pathway to opportunity for Californians of all backgrounds. We remain steadfast in our commitment to these objectives and will fight with Dreamers to protect quality public community colleges for all Californians."

Resource for college leaders and students, Know Your Rights: https://www.nilc.org/getinvolved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights
Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownSunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:25am
Howard University Bison take down UNLV!!
Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownSunday, August 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Cheyney University in Pennsylvania in danger of closing...
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Trustee Kenneth Brown shared UAH College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences's post.Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 2:43am
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