AREA-J Social Justice Initiative: Abriendo Camino Saturday Sessions

Event Date:April 29, 2017

Register to attend the AERA-J Social Justice Initiative: Abriendo Camino Saturday Sessions, April 29th, at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Aula Canaria Auditorium in Buena Vista Building (BVB) 2.308.

  • Session 1: Comparing High School Curricula for Graduation, College Readiness, and Fit

Presenters: Dr. Sofia Bahena, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA); Aurelio Montemayor, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA); Erbey Garza Jr, University of Texas at San Antonio- Institute for P-20 Initiatives

This session will cover Texas' HB 5 high school graduation requirements and endorsements, concurrent/dual enrollment, AP, as well as what to consider when picking a good fit college to attend. Target Audience-- Parents, Families, Students. Register to attend.

  • Session 2: Undocumented Students-Needs and Resources for the School to College Pathway

Presenters: Dr. Susana Munoz, Colorado State University; Ms. Darcella Vigil, University of Denver
Financial Aid Experts
-- Carmen De Luna Jones, Alamo Colleges; Chris Goldsberry, University of Texas at San Antonio; Eduardo Sesatty, KIPP San Antonio

 This session will discuss implications of students undocumented status for college admission and financial aid-- covering both Texas and federal policy--and will address what services families can expect or ask of K-16 educators as students navigate the college pathway. We anticipate questions about how things will change for DACA and deportation in the new administration. Target Audience--Immigration Advocates, Parents and Families of Undocumented Students, Students. Register to attend.