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Save the Date! Serving DREAMers Training

The SVC Undocumented Student Task Force will be hosting a training on serving DREAMer students on April 18th, 2017. This free training will be held on the Mount Vernon Campus and will provide two opportunities during the day to attend: 8:30-10:30am and 1:00-3:00pm.

On May 2nd, 2017 from 2:30-4:30pm a training will be provided to staff and faculty from our other SVC Campuses. The training will take place at our Whidbey Island Campus. If you wish to attend, please email Daisy Padilla at Daisy.Padilla@skagit.edu and on the subject line indicate you would like to attend WIC campus DREAMer Training.

This training is  targeted to educators and community partners interested in becoming allies and/or learning how to better serve undocumented students and DREAMers. The goal of the training is to inform participants of the needs, concerns, and issues impacting DREAMers access to and retention in higher education. The Undocumented Student Task Force will also share best student success practices and other resources available for undocumented students and their families.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Daisy Padilla at Daisy.Padilla@skagit.edu

Resources for Faculty and Staff

The National Immigration Law Center for students has provided recommendations for those thinking of applying for or renewing DACA: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/

 Skagit Valley College’s Undocumented Student Webpage provides information to students, faculty and staff about community and national resources, scholarships, contact information, events and general information: http://www.skagit.edu/directory.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_574

The following is a resource guide from the U.S. Department of EducationResource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth. http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/focus/supporting-undocumented-youth.pdf

A guide for Educators and School Support Staff: Immigrant and Refugee Children- In this pdf you will find tools and resources to help protect and prepare youth and families in case of an immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) Raid.

Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project  has provided an advisory document regarding DACA Program after Presidential Election: https://www.nwirp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DACA-Community-Advisory-Post-Election.pdf

Skagit Immigrant Rights Council The Skagit Immigrant Rights Council provides advocacy, community and services in Skagit County to guarantee the human rights of immigrants and their families. Visit their website at http://www.skagitirc.org/

In addition, The Undocumented Student Task Force was charged to develop a series of recommendations for the college to implement best practices last year. If you have any questions or recommendations, please contact Yadira.Rosales@skagit.edu