Our San Jose City College (SJCC) student organizations have been spending the past few months reaching out to students to become chartered for the next academic year!
Advocacy Leadership for Immigrant Access Support & Services (ALMASS) has been working very hard to get their club ready for a successful semester. In their most recent meeting, they have appointed the following students to club positions:
ALMASS is the voice of the AB540/DACA students at SJCC, but what does AB540 and DACA mean?
California's Assembly Bill 540 was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis on October 12, 2001, allowing access to in-state tuition rates for undocumented and other eligible students at California's public colleges and universities.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a United States immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.
The mission of ALMASS is to provide access, built on the foundation of educational equity, social justice, and opportunities for eligible students. The ALMASS program aims to empower AB540/DACA students, their families and college community in being informed leaders.
We welcome these students to leadership and look forward to seeing them blossom as student leaders of ALMASS! If you have any follow up questions, please contact Olga Morales-Anaya (firstname.lastname@example.org).