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About SUCCESS Convening 2024

Supporting Dreamers’ College & Career Equity: Strategies for Success

The second 2024 National SUCCESS Convening was held on March 29-30, 2024 at Rice University where we had 327 participants from 115 institutions and 33 organizations represented. Thank you to all the speakers who shared their expertise and helped foster rich conversations and a sense of community throughout the sessions. The purpose of the SUCCESS Convening was to convene campus leaders, practitioners, and directly impacted individuals from public and private colleges and universities across the country, together with policy experts and national advocates. This convening focused on promoting equitable access to career development in college and post-graduation pathways for undocumented students, regardless of immigration status.

“The learning opportunities were phenomenal and I learned so much from all the attendees I had the opportunity to connect with. I am walking away with many connections for follow-up to engage in after the convening.”
Convening Participant

Areas of the convening that were most valuable to participants

  • Building community with students, advocates, practitioners and policy experts across the country that are passionate and committed to increasing access
  • Hearing real-life experiences and practical advice while also expanding knowledge on creative models and promising practices in multiple state contexts
  • Facilitated opportunities to exchange ideas and best practices to better support undocumented students in higher education

“This year’s event was my first one and it was amazing! The energy and amazing speakers constantly demonstrated their passion and motivation for this nation-wide cause of helping students.” – Convening Participant

Resources and Materials

The SUCCESS Convening presentations and other materials developed as part of the workshops will be disseminated via the Higher Ed Immigration Portal. These resources and materials will be used to generate sustained community of practice for campuses to engage, network, and learn. Below you can find the resources that were shared and developed for the convening.

Day One – Friday, March 29

Day Two – Saturday, March 30

Co-Host, Funders, Sponsors & Participating Institutions

Host Partners in the Convening: The three organizational co-hosts for this convening represent the leading organizations supporting undocumented students in higher education.

Thank you for joining us and the 327 participants from 115 institutions and 33 organizations at Rice University.

Participating Institutions (expand to see full list)

American River College
Amherst College
Antioch College
Arizona State University
Brown University
Bunker Hill Community College
California State University San Marcos
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California University of Science and Medicine
Carleton College
Cerro Coso Community College
Christian Brothers University
City College of New York
City University of New York (CUNY)
College of Marin
College of the Desert
Colorado State University Fort Collins
Columbia Basin College
Cornell University – Graduate School
Baruch College, CUNY
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Borohough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY
Dallas College
Dominican University
Dordt University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elon University
Folsom Lake College
Everett Community College
George Mason University
Gettysburg College
Grand Canyon University
Grand Valley State University
Harper College
Haverford College
Hostos Community College
Hunter College, CUNY
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Loyola Marymount University
Macalester College
Marymount University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
MiraCosta College
Morgan State University
Mt. San Antonio College
Nevada State University
New York City College of Technology
New York University
North Carolina State University
North Central College
Northeastern University

Northern Essex Community College
Northwestern University
Oglethorpe University
Pasadena City College
Portland State University
Rice University
Rutgers University
Sacramento City College
San Bernardino Valley College
Santa Clara University
Springfield Technical Community College
SUNY Old Westbury
Swarthmore College
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
The Evergreen State College
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Towson University
Trinity Washington University
Tufts University
University at Buffalo
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Houston – Clear Lake
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Las Vegas, Nevada
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
University of Michigan School of Public Health
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Texas, Dallas
University of San Diego
University of South Florida
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Upstate Medical University
Western Governors University
Western Oregon University
Wichita State University
Wingate University
Yale University

Participating Organization (expand to see the full list)

Aliento Education Fund
American Business Immigration Coalition
American Friends Service Committee
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
CARECEN, Central American Resource Center of Los Angeles
Center for Immigration Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law
Centro Hispano De East Tennessee
College Track
Curran Berger and Kludt LLP
Democracy at Work Institute
Edu Light Inc
Education & Leadership Foundation
First Gen Empower

Houston Independent School District
Immigrants Rising
Inner Work Collective Freedom
Miller Mayer, LLP
New York State Youth Leadership Council
Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
Self-work by m.e. LLC
Social Finance
Teach For America
Teaching Lab
UndocuProfessionals Network
Upwardly Global