ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

5. Education & Career

Educational and Career Advancement can be pursued in many different ways, depending on individuals’ motivation, assets and circumstances. Access to education – whether through a degree program or formal course of study, a non-credit or enrichment class, or a drop-in workshop—is critical to empowering immigrants’ capacity to progress towards any goal.

Educational achievement and career advancement are two distinct and independent pathways. Many people seek educational advancement for reasons other than an immediate career goal. They may educate themselves in order to better support their children’s education (Providing for Family and Children), to learn how to improve their Health and Well-Being, to obtain Credentials and/or Residency or to increase their capacity for Participation in Civic and Community Life.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

Amigos de Guadalupe
The organization (Amigos) addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education (including Legal clinics, Family based petitions, Citizenship applications, ESL and Citizenship Classes Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children and youth), scholarships for new and continuing college students, Amigos has a partnership with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, the heart of the relationships that make up the San Jose Mayfair community. Key Words: Financial Aid Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7

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Big Future Scholarship Search
College Board's Free Scholarship Search. Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs. Enter your personal information to find the most matches. Key Words: Education, ALLIES5

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Building Skills Partnership (BSP)
BSP offers classes in computer, financial literacy, citizenship, ESL, literacy, parenting, community engagement, college access. SEIU-USWW union members are given priority, but will accept others if there is room. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Job Training, Employment Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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CA Nonresident Tuition Exemptions for Refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and Others
Effective January 1, 2018, Education Code section 68075.6 grants an exemption to nonresident tuition for: (1) Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the US Government in Iraq, and who meet certain criteria (2) translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the US Armed Forces, and who meet certain criteria (3) refugees These exemptions only apply to those who settled in CA upon entering the United States. T and U visa holders are also exempt from nonresident tuition. Key Words: ALLIES5

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CCCApply.org
CCCApply.org is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 113 colleges, 2.1 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning. Choose a college, connect to application process, explore financial aid. Key Words: Education, scholarship, ALLIES5

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California Career Cafe
A Virtual Career Center for California Community College Students. Insights and tools to help you choose a career path. Key Words: Employment, Jobs, Entrepreneur, Vocational Training

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California DREAM Act: A Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students
This document provides information on guidelines, eligibility and a list of state financial aid programs. Effective January 1, 2012, CA state law AB 130 gives colleges and universities the discretion to award institutional scholarships to qualifying undocumented Effective January 1, 2013, AB 131 allows qualifying undocumented students to receive state-based financial aid such as Cal Grants, State University Grants and Board of Governor's Fee Waivers. Updated April, 2015. Key Words: Post-secondary education, AB 540 , Dreamer, Scholarship, ALLIES5

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Campbell Adult & Community Education (CACE)
CACE offers Job Training, ESL, Citizenship, Basic Skills, High School Completion and GED/HiSet Preparation. The Career Center offers free academic and career counseling, in-class goal-setting and individualized learning plans. CACE offers open enrollment 4 times a year. Class schedules are flexible, with day, evening, weekend and online options. See CACE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, ALLIES6

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Career Online High School (COHS) - SJPL
The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is offering a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners (of any immigration status) who speak English, live in San Jose, and have completed at least 8th grade. Earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate in one of 8 high-demand fields. Students work with an academic coach, certified teachers, career mentor, and graduate with a high school diploma, resume, cover letter, and other tools to start or advance their careers. Keu Word: GED, Financial Aid, Education, ALLIES5

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Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Recipients must have lived for at least 2 years in one of these Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Yolo. Recipients must commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute twice and volunteering 10 hours for CLF after being selected. Key Words: University, College, Higher Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5, ALLIES8

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Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
For more than 25 years, the Center for Economic Mobility has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Center for Economic Mobility is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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DACA Scholars
DACA Scholars is the connection between undocumented college students and scholarship opportunities, with a complete list of: 1. Scholarships 2. Immigration news 3. Videos 4. Push notifications 5. Tips on applying for scholarships 6. Bilingual information and much more! You will receive notification when scholarships open and reminders before their deadline, as well as immigration news. Key Words: ALLIES5

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East Side Union HS District Adult Education (ESUHD)
Programs include Career Technical Education, ESL/Citizenship, High School Equivalency, and Adult Literacy. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Vocational Training, GED, English as a Second Language, See ESHUD Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Gavilan College
Gavilan College offers day, evening, weekend and online programs of liberal arts and sciences, and study in the pre-professional, business, vocational, and technical fields. Free Non-credit courses include ESL, Citizenship, High School Equivalency (GED), Basic Academic Skills, and Short term vocational. They are open to all community members. There are no tests, no quizzes, no grades, and no citizenship requirements. NC courses are offered at sites in Gilroy, San Benito County, and Morgan Hill. Non Credit office (408) 852-2824. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education) Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish See Gavilan Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Gavilan Fresh Success Program
Fresh Success is a new CalFresh Employment and Training program that provides services to CalFresh recipients at the Community College level. Gavilan College is one of two colleges in the state participating in this program. Fresh Success provides the following services to its participants: * Textbook vouchers *Transportation Assistance * Parking Permits *Emergency Housing * Cap & Gowns * Fingerprinting & TB test * Ed-plan & Career assessment & development *CalFresh Application & Renewal Assistance Eligibility: Santa Clara County resident, Gavilan student receiving CalFresh benefits (not on CalWORKs), and enrolled in an approved program or course. For more information contact Olga Rodriguez or Litricia Garcia at (408) 852-2838 or email orodriguez@gavilan.edu

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Home Health Care Aid Free Certificate Course
Free class at Catholic Charities in collaboration with Foothill College from April 9th - June 6th, 2018.. 104 Hours of Classroom Training ª Job Placement Opportunity ª Learn How To Care for Family Members ª NO COST Class Tuition or Fees ª No Residency Documentation Required For more information CONTACT Irmela Vrankic (408) 325-5171

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Immigrants Rising
Immigrants Rising was created by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to encourage all immigrants, regardless of legal status, to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship. Immigrants Rising provides resources, knowledge and financial support for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status, at any stage of their journey. We provide a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship landscape in the U.S. through webinars, handouts and guides. We plan to add multimedia and additional content related non-profit organizations over the next few months.

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Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa Key Words: Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara, SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5

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Latinos in Technology (LIT) Scholarship
9/18/17 Funded by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field Up to 100 scholarship of up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met). Scholarship recipients will also be provided internship opportunities with LIT Scholarship corporate funders from Silicon Valley. Application Deadline November 18th. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE - 2017-2018
The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status. Key Words: Directory, Financial Aid, Education, Latino, Hispanic, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish

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Milpitas Adult School
Classes include ESL, Vocational Training, High School Equivalency, and other enrichment classes. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See Milpitas AE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Mission College
Located in the City of Santa Clara, Mission College offers a pathway to several futures, including transfer to a 4 year institution, a career of your choice, increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and an Associate's Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See Mission Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Morgan Hill Community Adult Education
In addition to ESL classes, adult students who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics may enroll in our Adult Basic Skills classes. These classes are combined with test Preparation classes for High School Equiv. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See MorganHill AE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Mt. View - Los Altos Adult Education (MVAE)
The Adult School is committed to serving adult learners who will gain the knowledge, skills, and proficiency necessary to achieve personal goals in employment, secondary education, and English language skills in order to become self-reliant and productive members of the community. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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NOVA
NOVA, through its two Job Centers, provides free customer-focused services to the job seekers of San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. NOVA works closely with local businesses, educators, and individuals to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. Key Words: Employment

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Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)
The Opportunity Youth Academy offers Santa Clara County students a blended program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors, navigators, liaisons and access to the services of SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the program with a high school diploma, and a path to college or career. The classes satisfy admission requirements for CA public universities and military service. Offices in: Milpitas, Gilroy, and San Jose Key Words: ALLIES5

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Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders)
Project SHINE at San Jose State University is an intergenerational and intercultural community learning program. SHINE links community learning students with older immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. In community centers, and other selected sites students tutor elders in English and computer literacy, helping them become more actively engaged in their communities, and teach the U.S. history and civics needed to pass the citizenship exam. Key Words: Allies3, Allies5

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San Jose launches scholarships to offer free college to low-income students
3/9/17 Mayor Sam Liccardo and community college leaders unveiled the San Jose Promise program, which will cover two years of community college costs: tuition, fees, books, materials and transportation for up to 800 students. Evergreen and West Valley will launch new scholarships expected to help 500 students, while West Valley will expand an existing grant program that provides free tuition to graduating high school students. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJCC-EVC)
Preparing students for transfer into a 4 year college or university or career path. Free Open Entry Non-Credit ESL program. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, San Jose City College, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See EVC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing and SJCC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Santa Clara Adult Education (SCAE)
Along with four other adult schools and four community colleges, our region is focusing on pathways to college and career opportunities that lead to higher education and economic mobility for all students. A continued focus on immigration integration builds English language skills, civic duty, social and cultural inclusion and fosters literacy for children. SCAE is a member of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). Please visit website at www.SBCAE.org for more information. Key Words: ESL, vocational training, employment counseling, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See SCAE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Santa Clara County Trades Orientation Program (TOP)
TOP is now recruiting for a free 130-hour pre-apprenticeship classes to learn construction. This,class will put you on the pathway to apprenticeship and a rewarding career in the high demand construction trades. No experience necessary, just a high school diploma or GED, reliable transportation, the ability to do physical labor, and the commitment to show up on time every day ready to work and to learn. Key Words: Vocational Training, Education, Career Archive 3/13/18 last day to apply

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Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE)
Courses range from basic skills in math, reading and writing, ESL Citizenship to Career Technical (Vocational) certificate programs. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES,2 ALLIES5 See SVAE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships
SVCF administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate school students, vocational and re-entry students. Scholarship deadlines and requirements vary; please review complete information on each program's web page. In general, applications are accepted in January and February. Key Words: Financial Aid, Key Words: Education, ALLIES5

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SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Key Words: Allies1, Allies5

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Student Loan Scams
Some companies claim they can help you pay your loans down quicker, cheaper or get them forgiven altogether. Be cautious - some of these companies are running scams. You don't have to pay for help with your student loans. There's nothing a company can do for you that you cannot do yourself for free: federal borrowers can start here ; private borrowers can start by talking with their loan servicer. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Education
In addition to ESL classes, SCAE supports students in gaining the academic knowledge and skills needed to complete a secondary diploma, achieving their Adult High School Diploma or GED. acquire college readiness or prepare for vocational training. Our Transition Team is available to work with you on your college and career goals. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese ESL Class Schedule

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West Valley Community College (WVC)
Academic and Career Programs at WVC provide opportunities to advance educational goals, including: transfer to university and state institutions or to provide a wide range of career opportunities. WVC has the appropriate degree and certificate programs. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education) Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish See WVC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Work2Future
Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5

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Workforce Institute
For more than 25 years, the Workforce Institute has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Sparkpoint

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Palo Alto Adult School
In addition to ESL classes, SCAE supports students in gaining the academic knowledge and skills needed to complete a secondary diploma, achieving their Adult High School Diploma or GED. acquire college readiness or prepare for vocational training. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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