Keeping the DREAM Alive: Higher Education for DREAMers
Date(s) - Thursday, November 8, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by: Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos and the Latino Cultural Center
Join the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos and the Latino Cultural Center for an interactive discussion with Tanya Cabrera, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). We will discuss current opportunities for undocumented students to access financial resources for higher education, the outlook for DREAMers in IL/U.S., and the urgency to create policy and procedures to ensure the safety and security of the undocumented immigrant community.
Tanya Cabrera is the Associate Director of Minority Outreach & Undocumented Student Liaison for the Vice Provost of Student Access Success and Diversity Initiatives at IIT, she was born and raised in Little Village. She served as a college and career coach within the Chicago Public Schools working to obtain access and resources for underrepresented minorities and undocumented students in higher education. In February, she was appointed by Governor Quinn to serve as the Chairman of the Illinois DREAM Fund Commission, a private commission called to serve in obtaining private dollars to fund postsecondary education for undocumented immigrants in Illinois. She is currently enrolled in Northeastern Illinois University’s Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) Program.
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Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Latino Cultural Center