SBCAE 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.

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, Financial Aid
CA extends new protections to immigrants under laws signed by Newsom
10/24/19 The legislation signed by Newsom also expands California’s college student loan program for so-called Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, to include students seeking graduate degrees at the University of CA and CA State University schools. Undergraduate Dreamers already are eligible for those loans and in-state tuition. The new laws take effect Jan. 1. Amid an escalating feud with the Trump administration and its aggressive plans to deport immigrants, California also adopted a new law forbidding immigration agents from making civil arrests inside state courthouses. Newsom also extended Medi-Cal coverage to adults in the U.S. illegally through the age of 25. Key Words: DACA, Deferred Action, ICE, RNN, ALLIES3, ALLIES5
COMMUNICATION - EveryoneOn - Low Cost Internet, Equipment, and Free Digital Literacy Classes
COVID-19 Update - In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. We’ve updated our low-cost internet service options tool to reflect these changes.
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships, EveryoneOn is able to offer home Internet service for under $20 in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with refurbishers, to offer devices for under $100. Spanish Key Words ALLIES5, Education
COMMUNICATIONS - Low Cost Laptops for Lockdown
Service providers, clients, students and teachers are all working remotely and low cost refurbished laptops or tablets are available for purchase in any quantity from Aspen. Contact Jim Hu at: 214-212-6838 Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Education, COVID-19, coronavirus, disaster, Education, student
College Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act requires every university and college to have a disability office. This page on describes some of the most common accommodations that might be available, enabling students to attend classes, complete coursework, and undertake exams in a way that suits them best. While 94 percent of high school students with learning disabilities get some kind of help, just 17 percent of college students do. Key Words: Education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
APIASF provides scholarships from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. to underserved AAPI students with focus on those who: Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status; are the first in their families to attend college; are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity. Application period typically between September and January. Key Words: Post-Secondary Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5, API
EDUCATION - 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, Directory, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Building Skills Partnership (BSP)
5/5/20 COVID-19 Rapid Response Efforts: While millions of Americans abide by stay-at-home orders, essential janitorial and airport workers are helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by keeping public spaces clean and safe. On 3/16/20 BSP suspended all in-person training and classes for workers statewide. However, we remain deeply committed to addressing the needs of workers and their families as they navigate the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19.
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
EDUCATION - 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, directory, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Cal Grant Administrative Requirements Eased by Governor's Executive Order
5/20/20 Gov. Newsom issued an executive order easing certain administrative requirements for verifying Cal Grant eligibility. The deadline by which Cal Grant applicants must verify their Grade Point Average (GPA) is extended to 9/2/20. This applies to students that submitted a financial aid application before the deadline but do not yet have a verified GPA on file. It also waives the verification of Selective Service registration for students applying for financial aid via the CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. New Cal Grant applicants can self-certify their high school graduation if their school is unable to do so due to school closures. Students can log onto their WebGrants 4 Students account to determine the next steps in accessing their Cal Grant award or call (888) CA GRANT, for assistance. Full Executive Order Key Words: Pandemic, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Education, CSAC, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - 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, Education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - California Dream Act Application
The CA Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Campbell Adult & Community Education (CACE)
CACE COVID-19 Update Although there are still many unknowns of what school could look like in the fall, we are preparing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our goal is to go into the next school year with a plan that is flexible and adaptive to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also providing high-quality instruction to students as safely as possible. No new enrollments until 8/20, Please check back in July for more information.
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
EDUCATION - 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. Key Word: SCC, GED, Financial Aid, Education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Center for Employment Training (CET)
CET is still open to facilitate distance learning but our campuses are currently closed. CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. Check here for COVID-19 Updates
One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - 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
EDUCATION - College Scholarship Search Engine
Links to thousands of scholarships, grants and loans that can be filtered by: Gender, School level, Ethnicity, Award Amount, State or Deadline Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5, Education
EDUCATION - Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the CCCEM 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, SCC, EVC, SJCC, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
EDUCATION - Coursera for Refugees
Coursera is an international on-line learning platform that offers free on-line classes from 140+ top universities and educational organizations. Non-profit organizations that work with refugees can apply to receive group financial aid packages, which include: 1) Free access to Coursera courses. 2) A recommended course list specifically for refugees. 3) Administrative features & support to best use Coursera. 4) A custom portal to connect with other nonprofits serving refugees. Key Words: ALLIES5
The DACA Scholars app 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, Education, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - DREAMer's Roadmap - Scholarship App
Dreamers Roadmap is a national non profit app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. For years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. But when senior year of high school comes around it becomes one of the hardest years for an undocumented student. This is the year when most students find out that they don't qualify for FAFSA and the majority of scholarships. Our tool will equip DREAMers to realize their full potential. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Don't fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams
6/17/20 There are two main types of scams. In one scam, a company will charge to enroll you in a benefit you could have accessed for free, such as a federal income-driven repayment plan. In another scam, you’re promised something too good to be true — like forgiveness — in exchange for payment. Then they take your money and run The coronavirus relief package did include provisions for most federal student loan borrowers, but not private loan borrowers. Individual private lenders are offering benefits such as short-term emergency deferment or waived late fees. .
EDUCATION - 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, ALLIES6, Vocational Training, GED, English as a Second Language, See ESHUD Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
EDUCATION - Financial Aid for Minority Students
A collection of grants and scholarships for minority students including: Women, Latinos / Hispanics, Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, African Americans and International Students. Key Words: Education, scholarships, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Financial Aid for Undocumented and DACA Students
A Scholarship Resource list compiled by Fiscal Tiger in Idaho. Key words: Deferred Action, post secondary education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - 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
EDUCATION - Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s Colleges and Universities in Responding to Immigration Issues
10/2018 This advisory to CA Community Colleges provides information regarding recent California “sanctuary” jurisdiction legislation that prohibits state and local agencies from using resources to further certain federal immigration enforcement efforts. Senate Bill 54 eliminates state and local law enforcement discretion to use money and personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons, or to conduct other activities for immigration enforcement purposes. (Govt. Code, § 7284.6.) The legislation applies expressly to community college police.
EDUCATION - Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF has distributed over $470 million in scholarships, granting 5,100 awards each year. The scholarship application period begins on January 1 every year. The awards, which range from $1,000 to $15,000, are granted in collaboration with several other organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Key Words: Latino, Latinx, ALLIES5 Spanish
EDUCATION - How to Spot Student Loan Scams
6/17/20 Knowing the warning signs of a potentially harmful company can save consumers hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees. Don't be misled by an official-sounding name like "Student Advisory Board." Here are five red flags to look for and tips on what to do instead. MORE: Cheated by a Student Loan 'Debt Relief' Firm? What To Do
EDUCATION - Immigrants Rising (previously Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Immigrants Rising works to empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal scholarships, outreach presentations, educational guides and resource links. Immigrants Rising also provides resources, knowledge and financial support for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status, at any stage of their journey. Key Words: DACA, Dreamers, undocumented, financial aid, SF Bay Area, SCC, ALLIES5
2018-19 Immigrant Rising’s List of Graduate Scholarships contains scholarships for graduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level. Key Words: ALLIES5, Education, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - Latinos in Technology (LIT) Scholarship
9/18/19 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 12th. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, Latinx, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Loan Forbearance Info for Student and Parent Borrowers
3/13/20 We at Federal Student Aid are actively monitoring the new coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. Key Words: ALLIES5, Education, COVID-19
MALDEF has always sought to support law students who seek to further MALDEF's mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation.. Key Words: Financial Aid, Education, Multi-language: Spanish
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
EDUCATION - Migrant Education Program SCC - Region 1
The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment. Gilroy Migrant Education Program Counties served: Santa Clara, San Benito, San Mateo, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Key Words: SCC, Student, Latinx, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Languages: Spanish
EDUCATION - Milpitas Adult School
COVID-19 Update: As a service to the community, Milpitas Adult Education is offering a compilation of learning and activity resources. Summer Enrichment Resources
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
EDUCATION - 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
EDUCATION - Morgan Hill Community Adult Education
COVID-19 School closure resources
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
EDUCATION - New report shows how student loan borrowers fare on Income-Driven Repayment Plans
11/22/19 Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new Data Point describing how borrowers fare on IDR plans. This Data Point provides new background on which types of student loan borrowers use IDR, how their delinquencies on student loans and other credit products evolve as they transition onto IDR and thereafter, and borrower experiences with the enrollment recertification process. This research uses the Bureau’s Consumer Credit Panel (CCP), which is a panel of a nationally representative 1-in-48 sample of de-identified credit records, to identify and analyze likely IDR borrowers and to provide broader and more comprehensive statistics on IDR borrowers over the past decade. The most common income-driven repayment plans are Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Each year, borrowers in income-driven repayment plans are required to prove (recertify) that they still qualify for an affordable monthly payment. Key Words: Post-Secondary Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Open Doors: Adult Education
A partnership of adult schools and community colleges in Santa Clara County helping students no matter where they are in their educational journey. Open Doors caring and supportive staff has knowledge of the large assortment of free and low cost programs available for all levels of adult student. Key Words: GED, HS Equivalency, ESL, SBCAE, SCC, Multi-language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Spanish, Vietnamese
EDUCATION - 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: mental health, juvenile justice, ALLIES5
10/19 Update. This guide from Immigrants Rising, highlights important federal and state protections over student data, including the recent model policies that were released by the California Attorney General, and offers five concrete ways that schools can protect student data. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these laws and take definitive steps to protect undocumented and immigrant students at your school. Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Rights to Assistive Technology in Higher Education
6/15 Colleges have legal obligations to provide equal opportunities to students and applicants with disabilities. These obligations apply to all college programs, services and activities, including: admissions, academics, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, and extracurricular activities. These obligations include a right to assistive technology in order to allow students with disabilities to receive the same educational benefits as students without disabilities. Key Words: AFN, Functional Access, disability, health care, mental health Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - SJCC Dreamer's Resource Booklet For Transferring to a University of California (UC)
This 2017 booklet was designed to help AB540/DACA students find the appropriate contact information for the universities they are applying to. In this booklet you will find information regarding: · DREAM Centers (not all campuses have one) · Financial Aid Resources · Student run organizations that provide support for AB540/DACA students · Contact information for administrators equipped to answer students questions · Scholarship website links Key Words: Education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - San Jose Promise Program
The San Jose Promise program was launched in March, 2017. It covers two years of community college costs: tuition, fees, books, materials and transportation for up to 800 students. San Jose City College, Evergreen and DeAnza have added scholarships expected to help over 500 low income students, while West Valley expanded an existing grant program that provides free tuition to graduating high school students. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJCC-EVC)
The State Community College Chancellor has advised us to prepare to continue providing online classroom instruction into the fall. Therefore, we are doing all we can to update online learning technology and increase capacity, ensuring that all students have equal access to learning opportunities, no matter what the circumstances are.
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
EDUCATION - Santa Clara Adult Education (SCAE)
COVID-19 Update: 4/1/20 All classes now on-line, 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 for more information. Key Words: ESL, vocational training, employment counseling, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See SCAE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
EDUCATION - Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students
An excellent site from, with information to encourage and assist minority students to seek and apply for scholarships. It has many useful links (such as a list of scholarships by minority- African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, gay/bisexual/transgender, woman). Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, LGBT, ALLIES5, API
EDUCATION - Scholarship Search Chart
When you’re applying for scholarships, it’s important to keep track of all the scholarship to meet the eligibility for. Keeping this information in one place means you can stay on top of various deadlines by planning ahead. Keep a chart for fall and spring semesters so you can apply for multiple scholarships with ease. From Immigrants Rising. Key Words: ALLIES5, Education, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students has identified some of the unique challenges faced by Latinos who are increasingly heading for higher education. Information on scholarships and how to fill in application forms for aid. Financial Aid and state tuitions for Undocumented Students, links to directories of scholarships, and a list of scholarships specifically for Hispanic students. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Education, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE)
Distance Learning Resources durung COVID-19 Closure
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
EDUCATION - Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships
COVID-19 Scholarships Updates March scholarship due dates have been extended. Please keep in mind that our physical offices are closed. Email is best, but leave a voicemail if you wish to receive a call back. Scholarships staff can be reached via or 650.450.5487 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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, Coronavirus
EDUCATION - South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE).
The SBCAE is a consortium of 4 Adult Education and 4 Community Colleges in the South of Santa Clara County. 2018 SBCAE Information Book Focusing on the needs of students, the consortium seeks other community partnerships and connections to explore expansion and innovation in adult education services in the region. Working with transparency and inclusion with all stakeholders, SBCAE is committed to ideas, decisions and practices that anticipate the future needs for adult learners in the region. Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - 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. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Strengthening Your Campus Website for Undocumented Students: A GUIDE FOR CA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
4/2020 This guide provides concrete recommendations to build or strengthen your online presence whether your institution is just getting started or trying to take your platform to the next level. It includes an overview of important elements, recommended language and key resources for your existing Admissions (A&R) and Financial Aid (FA) websites. It also includes guidelines on creating or expanding your Undocumented Students Resources (USR) page. Key Words: ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Strive Scholarship Program
The Santa Clara County Housing Authority service extends beyond housing and and Section 8 rental assistance vouchers. We are committed to helping low-income families become self-sufficient and independent of government aid. We created the Strive scholarship program to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with SCCHA. Strive scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and college students attending a university, community college or technical school on a full or part-time basis. The 2019 Strive application will be available in March 2019 Key Words: ALLIES5, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - Study Guides and Strategies
The Study Guides and Strategies Website is intended for students, ages middle school through returning adult, as well as their parents, teachers and support professionals. Its resources are intended to empower all learners without regard to institutional and national boundaries; cultural mores and religious beliefs; race, gender and sexual orientation. Since 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies Website has been researched, authored, maintained and supported as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. Key Words: ALLIES5
A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You’ll be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation. A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant, and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - Union Plus Free College Benefit
Earn an Associate Degree — completely online, for FREE! Even if you don’t qualify for student financial aid, the Union Plus Free College Benefit will be applied to your balance for tuition, fees and e-books. The Union Plus Program is open to any current or retired union member. Under an academic partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), the program offers grants — known as "last dollar scholarships" — that fill the gap between any federal, state and employer education grants for tuition, fees, and e-books for certain online programs at Eastern Gateway. *Only the Free College online degree and certain certificate programs are eligible for these benefits. Key Words: Financial Aid, Scholarship, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - 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
Educational Guide (Guia Educativa)
2018 Educational Directory from the Mexican Consulate with information on educational opportunities, regardless of immigration status, options to terminate, continue and / or enrich distance studies, and includes information on educational materials, scholarships, revalidation of studies, digital options, courses and technical classes; from entry level to middle and higher. Key Words: ALLIES5 Spanish,
Guidance to Assist CA's Universities and Colleges in Responding to Immigration Issues
10/18 As reported by the Migration Policy Institute, there are currently 197,900 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in California, of whom 20 percent (over 39,000) are enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution. There are 103,000 undocumented immigrants, ages 18-24, who are enrolled in schools (most likely colleges) in California. Immigration enforcement threats have led to questions about student information held by state community colleges and universities in support of students’ pursuit of their educational goals. California’s community colleges and universities welcome all students and support their educational rights and opportunities. Key Words: ALLIES5
NOVA Job Center
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
RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
COVID-19 Update Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Spanish
Amigos addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education: including legal clinics, family based petitions, Citizenship applications, DACA Renewals, Amigos ESL & Citizenship Classes , Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children /youth, and college scholarships Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
RESOURCE - San Jose Public Library eLibrary Card
COVID-19 Update: Schools and libraries may be temporarily closed during the COVID-19 response, but library resources are available online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework and to assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and managing children's education from home. Online Application Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Key Words: ALLIES5, COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus
RESOURCE - Technology Guide for People with Disabilities
Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for them to earn decent money. And there are multiple resources, software programs, and technological devices to help young people with different disabilities to obtain a proper education and subsequent benefits. Key Words: ALLIES5
12/3/19 Students face many non-academic challenges. Many students earn low to moderate incomes, work part-time, are financially independent from their parents, and experience food insecurity. Students’ access to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is critical because food insecurity is one of the greatest threats to student health, wellbeing, and academic success—especially for community college students.. Key Words: ALLIES5, Public Charge
Stakes Are Huge for Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients after Supreme Court Argument
11/12/19 Formally, today’s argument addressed two legal questions: (1) whether courts can even review the government’s decision to terminate DACA, a policy that had been in place since 2012, and (2) whether the Trump administration engaged in reasoned decision-making when it decided to terminate DACA (in nonlawyer terms, whether the administration properly “showed its work” or, instead, ended DACA arbitrarily). But in practical terms, the daily lives of close to 700,000 young people — teachers, parents, medical professionals, neighbors — and the health and welfare of the communities they call home are at stake. Key Words: ALLIES5
Student Loan Repayment (Options, Pitfalls, Scams, Resources)
2018 This Consumer Action News report on Federal and Private Student Loans, payment options and resources, pitfalls, payment calculator and more. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5
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, scholarship, ALLIES5
EDUCATION - PD Soros Fellowships for New Americans
To apply for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans programs, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the US. Applicants may apply to the Fellowship at the same time that they are applying for graduate school, or after they are already enrolled in graduate school. Key Words: Scholarship, University, College, grant, financial aid, immigrants, Education, ALLIES5