Promising Practices: Montgomery College (WorkPlus+ Program)

The Montgomery College WorkPlus+ program features entry-level English language courses that focus on the exploration of careers, the world of work, and core concepts in specific career sectors. As students enter the intermediate and advanced levels of English (per the U.S. Department of Education’s National Reporting System for adult education), a co-taught approach is used […]

Promising Practices: Miami Dade College (Foreign-Trained Professionals Program)

The Miami Dade College Foreign-Trained Professionals (FTP) program is a one-stop-shop for individuals with foreign academic credentials seeking to continue their careers in the United States. As such, the program provides academic guidance and support services for credit and non-credit students seeking information regarding the credentialization of foreign degrees, licensing, and certification courses. The goal […]

Promising Practices: Miami Dade College (REVEST Program)

Established in 1999, the Refugee/Entrant Vocational Educational Services Training (REVEST) Program is a comprehensive program of adult instructional credit and non-credit courses, designed to improve the employability of eligible clients in Miami Dade County, including refugees, asylees, and lawful permanent residents (LPR). Name of Community College: Miami Dade College ( Title of Program: Refugee/Entrant Vocational […]

Promising Practices: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (I-BEST/Guided Pathways)

Since its inception, I-BEST has been among the strongest programs on campus in terms of student outcomes.  I-BEST made the move from ESL to college less intimidating and produced tangible positive student outcomes. The program began with the offering of short workforce-oriented certificates, and students completed these programs at an impressive rate. At this time, Lake […]

Promising Practices: Northern Virginia Community College (American Culture & Language Institute)

The American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) coordinates all noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses taught at NOVA’s five campuses and serves both immigrant and international students. In 2017, ACLI created the Part-time Career Readiness program in response to a survey asking ACLI’s immigrant students about their […]
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Promising Practices: Alamo Colleges District (Education Training Centers)

The Brackenridge (BETC) and Harlandale Education and Training Centers (HETC) have led the Alamo Colleges District for nearly 20 years in providing direct assistance to undocumented students, including Dreamers, and their families in a friendly, welcoming, and bilingual (English/Spanish) environment.  Serving as the link between the ACD and immigrant students, the Centers provide preliminary enrollment […]

An Undocumented Student Guide To College in Michigan

Applying to college as an undocumented student can be challenging, especially when there are limited resources in Michigan to support undocumented students apply and enroll in higher education.  This guide, created by a number of Michigan community organizations, is designed to help undocumented students and their families by providing resources available for undocumented students interested […]

Undocumented Graduate and Professional Students Handbook

The Undocumented Graduate and Professional Students Handbook, created by the Advisory Council on Immigration Policy at the University of California Los Angeles, provides a general overview for undocumented students who wish to pursue graduate and/or professional studies. The handbook walks through a brief history of the Advisory Council on Immigration Policy, University of California diversity […]

Considerations for Residency Programs: Accepting Undocumented Students Who Are DACA Recipients

This directory of resources from Pre-Health Dreamers provides updated guidance to residency programs on considering applicants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In 2015, Pre-Health Dreamers authored a guide that provides comprehensive information on this topic and was subsequently published in Academic Medicine in 2017. This updated directory of resources provides supplemental information since […]

Developing a Strong Undocumented Student Task Force on Your Campus

This document provides tangible steps to develop an effective undocumented student task force, or strengthen an existing one, in order to create meaningful institutional changes on your campus. An Undocumented Student Task Force is a small group, usually four to twelve people, that brings together a specific set of skills to build or institutionalize support […]