Event Title

Bridging the Path to Higher Education for Undocumented Students

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Education

Major

Educational Leadership and Curriculum

Location

SMSU Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Start Date

5-17-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

5-17-2018 11:00 AM

Abstract

Due to the current political climate, changes in immigration policy, and rhetoric, current high school undocumented students will have to face a new obstacle just when doors were opening for them. As it is, research has shown and reaffirmed that low-income students of color attend schools with less resources than those students who attend schools in wealthy communities with primarily White students (Oakes, 2004; Rogers, et al., 2010). The goal of this project is to bridge the gap of information and access to higher education for undocumented students. We want to be able to still create a college culture option for students who do not fit the “regular” college admissions path (Jarsky, McDonough, & Nuñez, 2009). Many undocumented students once they find out their status do not feel as if all the college information provided applies to them. General college meetings are focus on FAFSA, in-state tuition for state residents, that they feel disconnected.

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May 17th, 9:30 AM May 17th, 11:00 AM

Bridging the Path to Higher Education for Undocumented Students

SMSU Event Center BC

Due to the current political climate, changes in immigration policy, and rhetoric, current high school undocumented students will have to face a new obstacle just when doors were opening for them. As it is, research has shown and reaffirmed that low-income students of color attend schools with less resources than those students who attend schools in wealthy communities with primarily White students (Oakes, 2004; Rogers, et al., 2010). The goal of this project is to bridge the gap of information and access to higher education for undocumented students. We want to be able to still create a college culture option for students who do not fit the “regular” college admissions path (Jarsky, McDonough, & Nuñez, 2009). Many undocumented students once they find out their status do not feel as if all the college information provided applies to them. General college meetings are focus on FAFSA, in-state tuition for state residents, that they feel disconnected.