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The Sacramento Bee featured an article and an editorial about Steps to College 2014, the northern California conference that helps DREAMERS in education path to higher education. Thousands of families visited the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Saturday, February 1, 2014 to complete applications for college financial aid, college admission, and immigration pathways to citizenship undocumented students can to attend college in the Golden State regardless of their legal status thanks to the California Dream Act.
Steps to College 2013 video - to view click below!
Steps to College 2013
Dream Act video - to view click below!
California Dream Act Application PSA
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.California Dream Act Video Interviews on UNIVISION
Presented by the California Student Aid Commission. Watch the newest California Dream Act Training Videos.You can download the five training video presentations here: Dream Act Training Webinar!2014-15 Dream Act Application Documents
Naya visits Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School to recognize their first place finish in Get Schooled's 2014 college challenge, beating out more than 40 other high schools
Naya Rivera, recording artist and actress, celebrated success with the students and staff at Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School in Los Angeles for winning the 2014 College Challenge. As part of a friendly competition sponsored by Get Schooled and the California Student Aid Commission, the California College Challenge inspired 100% of Alliance Collins' seniors to apply to and be accepted into college for this fall ... and win the spring 2014 FAFSA completion challenge. The friendly competition was supported by the California Endowment and USA Funds and saw a 5 percent increase in FAFSA completion rates in the 44 participating schools.
Naya Rivera, a native of Los Angeles, applauded the students commitment to their success despite obstacles and challenges that stand in students' paths. Naya said, "I'm proud to have the chance to celebrate with the Alliance Collins community and the investment they have made in themselves and their futures." Get Schooled, a national non-profit, and the California Student Aid Commission, the principal California agency administering all state-authorized financial aid programs for students, sponsored the California College Challenge, designed to offer schools and students across the State highly engaging ways to explore college options, understand key requirements, and complete critical steps to accessing financial aid. According to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States has dropped from first to 11th in the world in college completion rates over the last decade. Educators have noted that a key driver in improving college completion rates is ensuring students are prepared academically and financially for college when they graduate from high school.
"Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School is an example of what can happen when an entire community comes together to support students in reaching their goals," said Marie Groark, executive director of the Get Schooled Foundation. "Get Schooled and The Commission are excited to show the school community that their hard work and commitment to creating positive futures did not go unnoticed."
A group of student leaders at Alliance Collins spearheaded the effort in their school by mobilizing their classmates to participate in the competition and apply to college and for financial aid. As a result of their efforts, Alliance Collins' students seized the top prize, coming together to achieve a 100 percent participation rate in online activities such as chats with college experts and college exploratory sessions.
Everything we do at Alliance Collins is aimed at helping our students successfully enroll in and complete a four-year college or university. The College Challenge was an important resource for our school ...Read More!