The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, in cooperation with its network of partners around the country, seeks to inter-relate and redefine the issues of immigration and educational access within comprehensive immigration reform, thus influencing how these issues will be treated in the broader national policy discussion. The National Forum was awarded […]

This project aims to change the way that immigration and educational access will be treated in national policy discussions by interrelating and redefining the issues within strategically chosen local, institutional, and state contexts. The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good convened educators, policy makers, and community leaders to address the need for […]

The overarching goal of this project is to promote equal access to higher education for immigrants as a civil rights issue that holds benefits not only for the social, political and economic advancement of individuals, but public goods for families, communities and broader society. This project aims to change the way that immigration and educational […]

On November 25th 2011, an 18-year-old high school student from Mission, Texas, Joaquin Luna Jr., took his own life. Joaquin was brought to the United States from Mexico by his parents when he was a 6-month old infant. He had dreamed of becoming the first in his family to attend college, but after realizing that […]

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good has hosted four webinars through the uLEAD Network, each addressing a different aspect of postsecondary access and support for immigrant and undocumented students. These webinars are an important part of our outreach, education, and advocacy efforts: they allow a national audience to learn from our […]

As we launch a new academic school year, I realize we are already half way through 2013. At my age, time seems to be flying. I worry we aren’t working fast enough or smart enough at the National Forum to address our goals. One way I try to assess how we are doing is looking […]

Whenever I return home to my Holy Cross community at Notre Dame, someone inevitably asks that most fateful of questions, “So, when are you going to finish this degree?!” Actually, many of my brothers ask that question, sometimes even those whom I have chastised in the past for committing this egregious sin of putting a […]

By Jon McNaughtan Earlier this month, the National Forum hosted a two-day event in conjunction with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE).  Focusing on the importance of integrating immigrant students into American community colleges, multiple discussion sessions addressed critical areas of concern for many of the nation’s community colleges: developing supportive networks for […]

By Jon McNaughtan Earlier this month, the National Forum hosted a two-day event in conjunction with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE).  Focusing on the importance of integrating immigrant students into American community colleges, multiple discussion sessions addressed critical areas of concern for many of the nation’s community colleges: developing supportive networks for […]

By Marisol Ramos Several members of the immigration research team at the National Forum attended the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Conference in San Antonio, TX on March 28-30th, 2013.  This year’s AAHHE was special, as the National Forum had the opportunity to unveil for the first time: the uLEAD Network.  While […]