Sixth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week
The California Community Colleges enrolls the largest population of undocumented students of any segment of public higher education. When undocumented immigrants can pursue their career and professional goals free of institutional barriers and discrimination, they are able to reach their educational goals and, in turn, contribute to the improvement of their communities and our economy. Their success contributes to the success of California and that is why we must ensure that our undocumented students are supported in their educational journey. To advance best practices for supporting undocumented student success, promote ways to collaborate across sectors, and advocate for budget and legislative action in support of the long-term success of undocumented students, the California Community Colleges hosts an annual Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) every third week of October.
This year’s theme is Juntos Podemos (Together, We Can): Collaborative Ecosystems that Support Undocumented Students, which recognizes that we must be intentional about integrating undocumented student success throughout our equity initiatives by breaking down silos, creating welcoming campus environments, and advocating for policy solutions that allow undocumented students to achieve economic mobility. We must collectively engage in this critical work not just during Action Week, but every day of the year.