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Agenda for SUCCESS Convening

The convening will take place March 25-27, 2022. It will feature roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, and in-depth workshops. You can find the full program here.

Registration will start at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday March 25, 2022 and will be followed by our first session “Institutional Practices: Initiatives and Building Change,” at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

The convening will end with a closing session, “Action Steps & Advocacy” at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on Sunday, March 27, 2022 (session ends at 10:00 a.m. ET)

Topics will be developed to meet the needs and priorities of the participating campuses and will include:

  • Breaking Down Financial Barriers 
    • Considerations for non-employment based funding opportunities
    • Finding funds and donors
    • Accessing funded opportunities, financial aid, and scholarships 
  • Pursuing Post Graduation Pathways 
    • Non-employment based income generation 
    • Graduate and professional school opportunities
    • State policies and professional and occupational licensure
  • Supporting Personal and Academic Thriving 
    • Institutional structures of support
    • Student led support structures 
    • Role of UndocuEducators in building effective policies

Friday March 25, 2022

1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Opening and Institutional Practices: Initiatives & Building Change

4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Break: Informal Networking

5:15 pm

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Address & Keynote: DREAM and DACA State of Play. The Administrative and Legislative Paths Ahead

Valerie Smith, President, Swarthmore CollegeGaby Pacheco, Director, Advocacy, Development, and Communications, TheDream.US (Moderator)Eva A. Millona, Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland SecurityAli Noorani, President & CEO, National Immigration ForumMiriam Feldblum, Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance (emcee)Tomoko Sakomura, Dean of Students, Swarthmore CollegeLouis Caldera, Co-Chair, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (Introduction)

7:00 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Reception

Saturday March 26, 2022

8:00 am

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am

Breaking Financial Barriers

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Generating Institutional Funding for Scholarships & Student Programs

Accessing Funded Opportunities

Non-Employment-Based Funding Opportunities: Models & Legal Considerations

10:45 am

Post-Graduate Opportunities

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Income Generation: Career Pathways for Undocumented Students with and without DACA

Graduate & Professional School: Pathways & Support Systems

State Policies and Professional/Occupational Licensure

12:15 pm

Working Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


2:00 pm

Thriving in the Academy

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Institutional Structures of Support

Student-led Support Structures

Role of UndocuEducators in Building Effective Policies

3:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Keynote: Living Undocumented

Salvador Rangel, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Swarthmore CollegeDr. Roberto G. Gonzales, Richard Perry University of Pennsylvania Professor of Sociology and EducationQian Julie Wang, Civil rights attorney and author of ‘Beautiful Country’

5:30 pm

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner & Reception

Sunday March 27, 2022

8:00 am

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am

Campus, State and Federal Advocacy Session

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Action Steps For Students

Action Steps For Staff, Faculty, and Administrators

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