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Creating Educational Equity for Undocumented Students Rose Carmona-Arbulú, M.A. Ed Financial Aid Counselor AB 540/Undocumetented Student Advisor Task Force.

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1 Creating Educational Equity for Undocumented Students Rose Carmona-Arbulú, M.A. Ed Financial Aid Counselor AB 540/Undocumetented Student Advisor Task Force Chair

2 2 A Brief History of Undocumented Students Staff, faculty & administrators committed to traditionally underserved students Implementation of AB 540 ~ 2001 Training, guidelines and campus initiatives non-existent Lack of knowledge and information regarding needs of AB 540/Undocumented Students Student group organized 2007 ~ Improving Dreams Equity Access & Success (IDEAS) AB 540/Undocumented Student Advisors Appointed Educating and training campus community Undocumented Student Mental Health Initiative ~ Counseling and Psychological Services Grassroots campus organizing Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship AB 540/Undocumented Student Educational Equity Task Force

3 3 Building Institutional Change

4 4 Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship 2011 Established specifically to help undocumented students Scholarship committee: ASI Project Connect, Metro Academies, Office of Student Financial Aid, Raza Faculty and Staff Association, Raza Studies, Step to College, The Safe Place, and Undergraduate Admissions Award amount varies Annual fundraising Faculty and Staff Contribute Monthly Every $ counts

5 5 Leading and Collaborating with the SF State Campus community and local bay area Helping undocumented students have equal access to higher education Above and Beyond Financial Aid Counselor duties Scholarship 101 Workshops for Undocumented Students Provide Additional Resources Student Assistant Position Website

6 6 AB 540/Undocumented Student Website

7 7 AB 540/Undocmented Student Educational Equity Task Force Mission The San Francisco State University AB540/Undocumented Students Educational Equity Task Force is a coalition of staff, students, faculty and administrators dedicated to supporting the academic, professional and personal success of undocumented students enrolled at the university, as well as those of undocumented prospective students. The Task Force seeks to support the higher educational aspirations of undocumented students by identifying and effectively addressing the institutional barriers to their enrollment, retention and graduation, and by supporting their personal empowerment and resiliency, as well as their experience of the university as a safe and welcoming campus.

8 8 More Work To Be Done! More campus training needed Continue outreach efforts to students Staff/Resource Center Scholarships specifically for Undocumented Students Affordable housing options

9 Rose Carmona-Arbulú


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