CHICAGO— City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) in partnership with the Illinois Dream Fund and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are pleased to announce enhanced resources and Undocumented Liaisons and CCC District Coordinator available at each college in accordance with House Bill 3438 for academic year 2022-2023
The official announcement will be made during a program to be held at 10am on Friday, July 29 in Room 102 at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street in Chicago. Program participants include elected officials, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) leadership as well as community partners, CCC’s new Undocumented Liaisons and CCC students. Invited guests include leaders from the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois as well as community partners, supporters, and friends.
The addition of enhanced resources, Undocumented Liaisons and District Coordinator will further strengthen City Colleges of Chicago holistic support of our undocumented students.
City Colleges of Chicago fosters a welcoming environment for all students, regardless of immigration status. Numerous initiatives, both within the institution and in partnership with immigrant-serving allies, work to ensure City Colleges of Chicago responds to new immigration policies affecting our students so they are prepared to pursue their goals and dreams.
City Colleges of Chicago has long supported undocumented students with college admissions and resources. More than 90 percent of City Colleges Foundation scholarships are open to undocumented students and the Star Scholarship, which covers up to three years at City Colleges, is also open to undocumented students. In addition, City Colleges of Chicago offers English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency degrees at no cost.
The City of Chicago is committed to supporting all of its residents. If students have more questions or want to learn more, call 311 or visit the Office of New Americans website: www.cityofchicago.org/newamericans.
HB3438 passed in May of 2021 and requires an Undocumented Student Liaison at every community college and four-year institution who will assist undocumented students and mixed status households with navigating access to resources on college campuses across the state.