Immigrant Info / Education

The Education Section contains the links to consortiums, educational resources, financial aid and information to aid Santa Clara County immigrants in continuing education. All of these links and much more can also be found in the Resources Search page.

EDUCATION - Student Loan Forbearance Extended thru 9/30/2021
1/20/21 COVID Emergency Relief Flexibilities Extended Through at Least Sept. 30, 2021 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 students to temporarily stop making monthly loan payments. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Education, Pandemic
EDUCATION - Where To Find Scholarships For Latino And Hispanic Students
6/18/21 prior to Covid-19, Hispanic and Latino students were enrolling in college at record numbers. From 2000 to 2016, Latino 18- to 24-year-olds’ college enrollment rate grew from 22% to 39%, according to a 2019 report from UnidosUS, an advocacy group. Latino families were disproportionately affected by job losses and illness, the number of first-year Hispanic and Latino college students dropped by 20%, IN THE fALL OF 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. If your finances have been affected and you’re worried about how to pay for college, there are many scholarships for Hispanics and Latinos available to help offset the cost.
NEWS - Mental Health Services Expanded for East Side Students as In-Person Classes Resume
4/1/21 As students get ready to return to campus, the East Side Union High School District is expanding access to mental health care providers for students, families and teachers. On Thursday, the district announced a partnership with Care Solace—an organization that aims to makes mental health care coordination easier by offering a 24-7 concierge and a customized online tool to connect with community-based services.
RESOURCE - Multilingual Tutorials on Zoom and Other Online Platforms
Assorted Multi-language Digital Literacy tutoring videos. Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, and Urdu.
EDUCATION - Apply Online for a California College Promise Grant
For eligible California residents, the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately.) Many CA Community Colleges offer online California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) applications through CCCApply. Key Words: Education, Scholarship, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - College Guide for Undocumented Students
A well-researched, extensive resource on the options and restrictions undocumented students face. The goal of the guide is to educate those with an undocumented status; it's also intended to inform teachers, family members or friends of undocumented students about the struggles these students face and the support they so badly need. Key Word: Education Multi-language: Spanish
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:
EDUCATION - DCARA COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Training classes and programs such as U.S. Citizenship Education, Driver’s Education, Parenting Education, topic-based workshop series and Job & Literacy Program (in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation.) . Training will include literacy and communication skills for community integration, employment, and basic independent living skills. Key Words: AFN, Deaf, Hard of Hearing
EDUCATION - MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE - 2020-2021
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, Multi-language: Spanish
EDUCATION - SBCAE (South Bay Consortium for Adult Education)
The SBCAE is a consortium of 5 Adult Education and 4 Community Colleges in the South of Santa Clara County. 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. Members: ***Campbell Adult & Community Education (CACE)***East Side Adult Education***Evergreen Valley College***Milpitas Adult Education***Mission College San Jose City College (SJCC)***Santa Clara Adult Education (SCAE)***Silicon Valley Adult Education (Program SVAEP)***West Valley Community College*** Workforce Institute (San Jose Evergreen Community College District) Community Partners
EDUCATION - San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School
SJCCCS COVID-19 Resource Guide *** The SJCC & CS offers secondary education courses through it's full-time charter high school, and vocational education and job training through its Environment Program and Recycling Departments. Another program, YouthBuild San Jose, combines the mandatory academics with paid on-site job training in the high demand, high wage construction trades. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: Childcare, teenage parents,
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Info Videos in Chinese
Informative videos in Chinese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Multi-language Key Words: SJPL
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Info Videos in Vietnamese
Informative videos in Vietnamese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Multi-lingual Key Words: SJPL
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Videos en Español
¡Tenemos videos informativos en Español para que aprenda navegar nuestro sitio web, utilizar recursos digitales y mucho más! Informative videos in Chinese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Key Words: SJPL
EDUCATION - 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). SJCC Virtual Tour Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, San Jose City College, Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See EVC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing and SJCC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
EDUCATION - Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students
An excellent site from Collegestats.org, 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, API
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. Resources such as limited rental assistance and emergency grants are available to eligible students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: Housing, Finance, UWBA
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:
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,
EDUCATION - 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: Sparkpoint
ESL- Online ESL Learning Tools
Immigrantinfo.org links are to various free online tools for ESL teachers and students.
IMMIGRANTS - California students rush to apply for DACA for the first time in 3 years
12/22/20 With the door to apply for DACA open for the first time in more than three years, hundreds of high school and college students in California are rushing to apply, fearful it will be slammed shut again. “We’re on a mad dash to put out as much educational content for folks as possible,” said Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, the state and local policy manager for United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. “We know that this window is open, but we don’t know for how long.”
RESOURCE - Los Gatos Library
COVID-19 Update: The library is closed until further notice. Online services such as e-books through Cloud Library and e-magazines through Flipster are available. If you need a Library account to access these services, please email us at library@losgatosca.gov and we will happily create a new account for you.
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, ProCitizen Test Practice Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Mountain View Library
COVID-19 Update: The Library is closed until further notice. The Digital Library is available 24/7.
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents, Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Club, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Palo Alto Library
COVID-19 Update: Palo Alto Libraries are closed, though the online e-library is available 24/7.
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3 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents, Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - San Jose Public Library System (SJPL)
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. Bppks can be ordered on line or by phone and picked up at select branches with the new Express Pickuup Service
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27 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Partners in Reading, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words:
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: COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus
RESOURCE - Santa Clara City Library
COVID-19 Update: Facilities are closed until further notice: On line ESL resources, books and multi-language periodicals available.
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3 Branches, Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Adult and Family Literacy Services , Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Key Words:
RESOURCE - Santa Clara County Libraries (SCCL)
3/12/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: The libraries are currently closed and all events cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. ONLINE LIBRARY 24/7 Available eBooks, Digital Magazines and Newspapers, Streaming Video and Music, Online Classes,Tutors, and more.
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8 Santa Clara County branch locations, 24/7 E-resources, plus a bookmobile. (Serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and Woodland) Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Access to numerous resources including multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Tutoring, Immigration Legal Asst Key Words: See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
RESOURCE - Sunnyvale Library
COVID-19 Update: The Sunnyvale Public Library facility is currently closed in compliance with the latest public health order, the following Library services are still currently available: Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming movies, music, and more – the Library’s digital collections are available 24/7 from our Downloads and Streaming and Online Databases webpages. Ask us – Library staff are available to respond to questions by phone or via email on weekdays. Leave a voicemail at 408-730-7300
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Free Library Cards for Santa Clara County Residents (any immigration status). Multi-language books, periodicals, videos, ESL Conversation Clubs, Citizenship Resources, Literacy, Immigration Legal Asst. See Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing
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:
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, Education
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,
EDUCATION - Goodarzi Scholarship Grant
Financial assistance designed to assist college students in California. This grant is awarded to female students of Iranian descent who—within the last seven years—have migrated to the US. The maximum award granted to each student within a year is $10,000. Key Words: Submit a completed application by the end of June of each year to be considered for the following school year calendar. Persia, Farsi, Financial Aid, Scholarship, post-secondary education, PARS,
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 - National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. NAME's membership encompasses the spectrum of professional educators and specialists. Persons affiliated with teacher education, ethnic studies, ESL and bilingual education, social science, anthropology, liberal and fine arts programs, and other departments, colleges, and schools with an emphasis on multiculturalism are also encouraged to become members. Key Words: Instructor Resource
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,
EDUCATION - PROTECTING STUDENT DATA IN CALIFORNIA
8/2020 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: Legal
EDUCATION - Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
BestColleges.com 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,
EDUCATION - Scholarships for immigrants and refugees
In the USA, there are many scholarships especially for refugees and immigrants. On this USAHello page, you will find scholarships by state, by nationality, and by learning topic. You can apply for these scholarships to help pay for your education. Key Words - Financial Aid
ESL - Toolkit for ESL Professionals Supporting Highly Skilled Immigrants
High-skilled immigrants need assistance in transferring their skills to the U.S. labor market. In particular, they call for integrated, contextualized language and job training programs that help immigrants navigate the local job markets. In subsequent chapters of this manual, we will introduce you to ESL curricula, model programs and best practices that do that. Key Words: Education, Professional
MENTAL HEALTH - Mindfulness May Reduce Stress for Students of Color
10/24/19 We’ve long known that racism and discrimination negatively impact the mental health and well-being of ethnic minorities. A new study shows that a combination of compassion-focused meditation and psychoeducation may help to relieve race-related stress and improve mental health among Asian college students in the US. Key Words: Mental Health, Education,
MENTAL HEALTH - SELF CARE FOR EDUCATORS
Highlights tips for educators on self-care. This tip sheet is a part of the Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators and includes information on working with traumatized children, and tips for school staff who work with any child who has experienced trauma. From: NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Key Words: Mental Health,
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,
EDUCATION - 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, directory,
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,
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,
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: SCC, EVC, SJCC, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
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,
EDUCATION - 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
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, Spanish
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, Educational resources that don't require proof of citizenship or immigration status: 2021 Undergraduate Scholarships | 2021 Undergraduate Fellowships | 2021 Graduate Scholarships | 2021 Graduate Fellowships
EDUCATION - LIST OF GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS with No Document Requirements
2021 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: 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,
EDUCATION - List of Undergraduate Scholarships with no Document Requirement
2021 Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate 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: Education, Financial Aid
EDUCATION - MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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
EDUCATION - My Undocumented Life
Our mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, key upcoming immigration-related events, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers. Multi-language: Key Words: Financial Aid
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,
EDUCATION - North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium (NSCCSTC)
NSCCSTC is a partnership effort between the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA), Palo Alto Adult School (PAUSD), Fremont Union High School District Adult School (FUHSD) and the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School (MVLA). Our collective mission is to coordinate and integrate programs, create linkages, and develop regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults in the region. Service area: Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and portions of San Jose.
EDUCATION - Occupational Training Institute (OTI)
The mission of the OTI Foothill-DeAnza Community College District is to prepare socio-economically disadvantaged students with high-quality employment services including counseling and advisement, career education, job placement and retention services while concurrently providing employers with qualified employees. Multi-language: Spanish , Vietnamese
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, 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,
EDUCATION - 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. Scholarships staff can be reached via scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org or 650.450.5487 Key Words: Financial Aid, Key Words: Education, Coronavirus, COVID
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: Financial Aid
EDUCATION - 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 - 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:
EDUCATION - TEACH Grants
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,
EDUCATION - Understanding the School Sanctuary and Safe Zone Movement - a Guide for Educators
This Guide from E4FC (now Immigrants Rising) outlines the purpose and need for school safe zones, some of the legal considerations, and tools and resources to get started.
MENTAL HEALTH - AUTO-AYUDA PARA EDUCADORES
Brinda consejos para educadores sobre el autocuidado. Este folleto, que forma parte del documento Caja de Herramientas Para Educadores Para el Manejo de Trauma Infantil, incluye información sobre cómo trabajar con niños traumatizados y consejos para el autocuidado cuando se trabaja con estos niños. Esta es la versión en español de Self Care for Educators. From NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Key Words: Mental Health, Spanish
MENTAL HEALTH - Active Minds - Student Mental Health Resources
The nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the US. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:
RESOURCE - 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 BestColleges.com 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,
EDUCATION - Immigration Policies, Deportation Threats Keep Kids Out of School, Report States
11/20/18 Authors of UNESCO’s new Global Education Monitoring report, Building Bridges, Not Walls studied how the way different countries implement education and immigration policies can either promote or learning environments for immigrant children, migrants or refugees. Experts found that in the U.S., deportation fears are having an impact on school attendance, whether students are afraid of their own deportation or of a loved one's. The fear is exacerbated if schools allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to search the facilities or collect immigration information from students. Seven percent of U.S. children are born to parents who don't have legal immigration status.
EDUCATION - CA EDUCATORS: LEARN HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CAMPUS WEBSITE FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
eges and universities transition to online services, it is vital that all students are able to access accurate information regarding their admissions, financial aid, and available services—especially undocumented students who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. With the lack of in-person support, too many current and incoming undocumented students face challenges in obtaining the information they need from their campus websites. These resources are critical for them to successfully stay enrolled, get the financial aid for which they are eligible, meet requirements for in-state tuition and/or access important services.
EDUCATION - 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
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 - Mountain View Working Scholars
3/28/17 Mountain View Working Scholars is providing anyone who lives or works in Mountain View a special opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree for no cost and in a flexible online learning format that fits into the busy life of a working adult. Key Words: Scholarship,, Education, Financial Aid
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:
EDUCATION - 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,
EDUCATION - Teach Tolerance
COVID-19 Update: Some excellent tools can be found in SUPPORTING STUDENTS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS
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The Teaching Tolerance blog is a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find resources, news, suggestions, conversation and support. Key Words: School, Children, Teacher Resource, Cultural Competence,
EDUCATION - US Department of Education Recursos in Espanol
El Departamento de Educacion tiene como mision promover el alto rendimiento academico y la preparacion de los estudiantes para la competitividad global al fomentar la excelencia en la educacion y garantizar la igualdad de acceso. Multi-language: Spanish, Key Words: Education, Student Resource
RESOURCE - SCC Office of Education Inclusion Support WarmLine
The Inclusion Support WarmLine (408) 453-6651, Offers FREE support, information and referrals for including students of all ages with disabilities and other needs in your community. Offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed). Contact Warmline: WarmlineRemoteLearning@sccoe.org Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese Key Words: Children, education, special needs, AFN, Inclusion Collaborative