The 1st Annual IDEAS Conference at San Diego City College educates undocumented students in surrounding communities about the possibility of reaching higher education. Our message is one of hope for undocumented youth in education: the CA Dream Act presents the opportunity to alleviate our financial struggles in light of rising tuition costs. The California Dream Act would allow undocumented students that meet in-state tuition requirements to receive institutional or state financial aid. The conference is a way of maintaining momentum to empower students to pursue their dreams while advocating for change. This work is especially important since 65,000 undocumented high school students graduate every year. Unfortunately, only 5-10% of these students continue on to higher education although the passage of Assembly Bill 540 allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public institutions.We will also have a workshop where you can learn about immigration policies and your rights as individuals, workers or student and support groups within our community. Evento en inglés y español.
Sponsored by Individuals Dedicated to the Education of AB-540 Students (IDEAS).