Developing and Fostering Youth Leadership: Strengthening the Educational Pipeline for Undocumented Youth
The UndocuScholars project aims to support and enhance educational trajectories for undocumented youth in higher education. The goals of this strand of the project are to 1) disseminate knowledge with current undocumented undergraduate students about the graduate school process; 2) connect current undocumented undergraduate students with current undocumented graduate and professional school students; and 3) build capacity across institutions of higher education to support undocumented youth in their pursuit of graduate school. This strand of the project is comprised of two activities:
UndocuScholars Research and Graduate School Conference
Through collaborations with UCLA campus partners such as the Undocumented Student Program (USP) and the UndocuBruins research program, UndocuScholars will host a conference for undocumented undergraduates and recent graduates to learn about the graduate school application process as well as connect with current undocumented graduate students, alumni, and allies. The purpose of this conference is to enhance and support undocumented student post-baccalaureate trajectories and to create a space for research and knowledge sharing community.
UndocuScholars Coordinator and Advocacy Organization Conference
By bringing together undocumented resource center coordinators and educational advocacy organizations and non-profits, the UndocuScholars Project seeks to strengthen the community of undocumented student allies through the UndocuScholars Coordinator and Advocacy Organization Conference. The purpose of this conference is to engage in deep dialogue about best practices to serve undocumented student trajectories and to discuss high-level issues and strategies to inform policy and decision makers on how to best support undocumented youth and their educational trajectories.