This paper highlights learning lessons and best practices from the California Campus Catalyst Fund (CCCF), a unique 3-year, $14M grant and technical assistance initiative, which supports programs for undocumented students at 32 campuses within each of the public higher education segments in California (University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges). The paper focuses on three essential components of substantive changes for undocumented students attending CCCF campuses: 1) access to financial aid, 2) knowledge about income generation through entrepreneurship, and 3) student leadership development. Recommendations stemming from best practices and implementation of the CCCF are provided for multiple audiences, including postsecondary educators, policymakers, and the philanthropic sector, focused on increasing access and success of undocumented students.
Perez, Iliana G.; Jodaitis, Nancy; and Garcia, Victor
"Catalyzing Change for Undocumented Students at Post-Secondary Institutions in California,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 6
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol6/iss2/14