Challenges and Opportunities: Continuing the Conversation on Immigration and Higher Education

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 access will be treated in national policy discussions by inter-relating and redefining the issues within strategically chosen local, institutional and state contexts. We intend to resituate a central and recurring question in our national history within the context of contemporary educational values, practices and responsibilities. We believe that we can foster a national/professional commitment to educational access for immigrant students by building a national standard of practice out of shared information resources and numerous local initiatives.

Support for this initiative was provided by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and the New Partnerships Foundation.