ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

5. Education & Career

Educational and Career Advancement can be pursued in many different ways, depending on individuals’ motivation, assets and circumstances. Access to education – whether through a degree program or formal course of study, a non-credit or enrichment class, or a drop-in workshop—is critical to empowering immigrants’ capacity to progress towards any goal.

Educational achievement and career advancement are two distinct and independent pathways. Many people seek educational advancement for reasons other than an immediate career goal. They may educate themselves in order to better support their children’s education (Providing for Family and Children), to learn how to improve their Health and Well-Being, to obtain Credentials and/or Residency or to increase their capacity for Participation in Civic and Community Life.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

Amigos de Guadalupe
Amigos addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education: including legal clinics, family based petitions, Citizenship applications, DACA Renewals, Amigos ESL & Citizenship Classes , Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children /youth, and scholarships for new and continuing college students, Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7

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Big Future Scholarship Search
College Board's Free Scholarship Search. Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs. Enter your personal information to find the most matches. Key Words: Education, Directory, ALLIES5

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Building Skills Partnership (BSP)
BSP offers classes in computer, financial literacy, citizenship, ESL, literacy, parenting, community engagement, college access. SEIU-USWW union members are given priority, but will accept others if there is room. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Job Training, Employment Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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CA Nonresident Tuition Exemptions for Refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and Others
Effective January 1, 2018, Education Code section 68075.6 grants an exemption to nonresident tuition for: (1) Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the US Government in Iraq, and who meet certain criteria (2) translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the US Armed Forces, and who meet certain criteria (3) refugees These exemptions only apply to those who settled in CA upon entering the United States. T and U visa holders are also exempt from nonresident tuition. Key Words: ALLIES5

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CCCApply.org
CCCApply.org is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 113 colleges, 2.1 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning. Choose a college, connect to application process, explore financial aid. Key Words: Education, scholarship, directory, ALLIES5

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California Career Cafe
A Virtual Career Center for California Community College Students. Insights and tools to help you choose a career path. Key Words: Employment, Jobs, Entrepreneur, Vocational Training, Education, ALLIES1, ALLIES5

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California DREAM Act: A Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students
This document provides information on guidelines, eligibility and a list of state financial aid programs. Effective January 1, 2012, CA state law AB 130 gives colleges and universities the discretion to award institutional scholarships to qualifying undocumented Effective January 1, 2013, AB 131 allows qualifying undocumented students to receive state-based financial aid such as Cal Grants, State University Grants and Board of Governor's Fee Waivers. Updated April, 2015. Key Words: Post-secondary education, AB 540 , Dreamer, Scholarship, ALLIES5

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Campbell Adult & Community Education (CACE)
CACE offers Job Training, ESL, Citizenship, Basic Skills, High School Completion and GED/HiSet Preparation. The Career Center offers free academic and career counseling, in-class goal-setting and individualized learning plans. CACE offers open enrollment 4 times a year. Class schedules are flexible, with day, evening, weekend and online options. See CACE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, ALLIES6

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Career Online High School (COHS) - SJPL
The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is offering a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners (of any immigration status) who speak English, live in San Jose, and have completed at least 8th grade. Earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate in one of 8 high-demand fields. Students work with an academic coach, certified teachers, career mentor, and graduate with a high school diploma, resume, cover letter, and other tools to start or advance their careers. Keu Word: GED, Financial Aid, Education, ALLIES5

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Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. Recipients must have lived for at least 2 years in one of these Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Yolo. Recipients must commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute twice and volunteering 10 hours for CLF after being selected. Key Words: University, College, Higher Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5, ALLIES8

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College Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act requires every university and college to have a disability office. This page on BestColleges.com describes some of the most common accommodations that might be available, enabling students to attend classes, complete coursework, and undertake exams in a way that suits them best. While 94 percent of high school students with learning disabilities get some kind of help, just 17 percent of college students do. Key Words: Education, ALLIES5

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Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
For more than 25 years, the Center for Economic Mobility has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Center for Economic Mobility is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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Coursera for Refugees
Coursera is an international on-line learning platform that offers free on-line classes from 140+ top universities and educational organizations. Non-profit organizations that work with refugees can apply to receive group financial aid packages, which include: 1) Free access to Coursera courses. 2) A recommended course list specifically for refugees. 3) Administrative features & support to best use Coursera. 4) A custom portal to connect with other nonprofits serving refugees. Key Words: ALLIES5

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DACA Scholars
DACA Scholars is the connection between undocumented college students and scholarship opportunities, with a complete list of: 1. Scholarships 2. Immigration news 3. Videos 4. Push notifications 5. Tips on applying for scholarships 6. Bilingual information and much more! You will receive notification when scholarships open and reminders before their deadline, as well as immigration news. Key Words: ALLIES5, Education, Financial Aid

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East Side Union HS District Adult Education (ESUHD)
Programs include Career Technical Education, ESL/Citizenship, High School Equivalency, and Adult Literacy. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Vocational Training, GED, English as a Second Language, See ESHUD Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Educational Guide (Guia Educativa)
2018 Educational Directory from the Mexican Consulate with information on educational opportunities, regardless of immigration status, options to terminate, continue and / or enrich distance studies, and includes information on educational materials, scholarships, revalidation of studies, digital options, courses and technical classes; from entry level to middle and higher. Key Words: ALLIES5 Spanish,

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Educational Resource Binder - College Access for Undocumented Students in CA
Created by Immigrants Rising to ensure undocumented students and the educators who serve them can easily access accurate and up-to-date information about attending college, including the CA Dream Act, AB 540/SB 68 & Residency, Scholarships That Don't Require Proof of Citizenship, Institutional Practices, the Sanctuary School and Safe Zone Movement and more! Key Words: Directory, Guide, Financial Aid, Scholarships, ALLIES5

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Financial Aid for Minority Students
A collection of grants and scholarships for minority students including: Women, Latinos / Hispanics, Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, African Americans and International Students. Key Words: Education, scholarships, ALLIES5

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GERIATRIC HOME AIDE (IN-HOME CARE) FREE CERTIFICATE COURSE
The training is designed to provide you with basic, hands on skills and knowledge that you will need to start a career in health care. You will learn to provide care to ambulatory elderly patients in their homes. This non-credit program emphasizes basic nursing needs, safety considerations, and nutritional needs for older adults. *104 Hours of Classroom Training * NO COST Class Tuition or Fees * No Residency Documentation Required * Learn the Science of Elder Care for safety, prevention, and better employability RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! ORIENTATION & Q&A SESSION Thurs, 1/24/19 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CLASS DATES 01/ 28 – 3/ 13, 2019 Mon,Tues, Wed,Thurs 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CONTACT: Teal Lake (408)325-5298, gha@CatholicCharitiesSCC.org LOCATION: Catholic Charities of SCC, 2625 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95134 Key Words: ALLIES5

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Gavilan College
Gavilan College offers day, evening, weekend and online programs of liberal arts and sciences, and study in the pre-professional, business, vocational, and technical fields. Free Non-credit courses include ESL, Citizenship, High School Equivalency (GED), Basic Academic Skills, and Short term vocational. They are open to all community members. There are no tests, no quizzes, no grades, and no citizenship requirements. NC courses are offered at sites in Gilroy, San Benito County, and Morgan Hill. Non Credit office (408) 852-2824. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education) Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish See Gavilan Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Gavilan Fresh Success Program
Fresh Success is a new CalFresh Employment and Training program that provides services to CalFresh recipients at the Community College level. Gavilan College is one of two colleges in the state participating in this program. Fresh Success provides the following services to its participants: * Textbook vouchers *Transportation Assistance * Parking Permits *Emergency Housing * Cap & Gowns * Fingerprinting & TB test * Ed-plan & Career assessment & development *CalFresh Application & Renewal Assistance Eligibility: Santa Clara County resident, Gavilan student receiving CalFresh benefits (not on CalWORKs), and enrolled in an approved program or course. For more information contact Olga Rodriguez or Litricia Garcia at (408) 852-2838 or email orodriguez@gavilan.edu

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Guaranteed admission for California community college students at private universities
7/26/18 Students at California's community colleges are about to get more options for earning a bachelor's degree in four years. Community college students in the state who complete the requirements for what's known as an Associate Degree for Transfer will be guaranteed admission as juniors at three dozen private, nonprofit colleges in California as early as next school year, the system's chancellor's office announced. Key Words: ALLIES5

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H-1B spouse work ban to cost 100,000 their jobs, hurt companies: research
7/2/18 The Department of Homeland Security, citing President Donald Trump's "Buy American and Hire American" executive order, has said it plans to exclude "certain" spouses of H-1B workers from work eligibility. Now, University of Tennessee researchers say that of the 100,000 spouses they expect to lose their jobs if the ban goes ahead, 93 percent are women from India who held successful jobs and often advanced degrees in their native country before coming to the U.S.A. Key Words: ALLIES3, ALLIES5

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H-1B visa alternative 'OPT' sees big drop in growth
7/25/18 ...The Optional Practical Training extension allows foreign students to work during and after their education in the U.S. and workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields can get a special extension. The administration of President Donald Trump has set its sights on the OPT. In January, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration quietly published new rules requiring OPT holders to work directly for their employer, where authorities can conduct inspections, not for third-party clients of an employer. Key Words: ALLIES3, ALLIES5

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Immigrants Rising (previously Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Immigrants Rising works to empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal scholarships, outreach presentations, educational guides and resource links. Immigrants Rising also provides resources, knowledge and financial support for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status, at any stage of their journey. Key Words: DACA, Dreamers, undocumented, financial aid, SF Bay Area, SCC, ALLIES5

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Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa Key Words: Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara, SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5

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Latinos in Technology (LIT) Scholarship
9/18/17 Funded by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field Up to 100 scholarship of up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met). Scholarship recipients will also be provided internship opportunities with LIT Scholarship corporate funders from Silicon Valley. Application Deadline November 18th. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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Lawsuit Charges USCIS Move Against Foreign Students Is Illegal
11/9/18 A US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memo could bar many international students from the United States. A new lawsuit argues that is actually the goal of the government memo. USCIS has attempted to justify the new action against international students by citing a questionable Department of Homeland Security (DHS) overstay report. The new policy memo drastically reshapes the unlawful-presence policy for F, J, and M visa-holders. Now, instead of the unlawful-presence clock running on the date on which the individual is adjudicated as out-of-status, USCIS will backdate unlawful presence to the underlying facts that give rise to the individual being out-of-status. Key Words: ALLIES5

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MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE - 2019-2020
The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status. Key Words: Directory, Financial Aid, Education, Latino, Hispanic, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish

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Migrant Education Program SCC - Region 1
The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment. Counties served: Santa Clara, San Benito, San Mateo, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Key Words: Student, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Languages: Spanish

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Milpitas Adult School
Classes include ESL, Vocational Training, High School Equivalency, and other enrichment classes. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See Milpitas AE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Mission College
Located in the City of Santa Clara, Mission College offers a pathway to several futures, including transfer to a 4 year institution, a career of your choice, increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and an Associate's Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See Mission Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Morgan Hill Community Adult Education
In addition to ESL classes, adult students who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics may enroll in our Adult Basic Skills classes. These classes are combined with test Preparation classes for High School Equiv. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 See MorganHill AE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Mt. View - Los Altos Adult Education (MVAE)
The Adult School is committed to serving adult learners who will gain the knowledge, skills, and proficiency necessary to achieve personal goals in employment, secondary education, and English language skills in order to become self-reliant and productive members of the community. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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NOVA
NOVA, through its two Job Centers, provides free customer-focused services to the job seekers of San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. NOVA works closely with local businesses, educators, and individuals to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. Key Words: Employment

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Open Doors: Adult Education
A partnership of adult schools and community colleges in Santa Clara County helping students no matter where they are in their educational journey. Open Doors staff has knowledge of the large assortment of free and low cost programs available for all levels of adult student. Maybe you want to learn or improve your English, or earn a GED or Equivalency? Do you want to find a great career? Maybe you don't know where to start. Let our caring and supportive team help you with your next step. Key Words: SBCAE, SCC, Multi-language, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)
The Opportunity Youth Academy offers Santa Clara County students a blended program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors, navigators, liaisons and access to the services of SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the program with a high school diploma, and a path to college or career. The classes satisfy admission requirements for CA public universities and military service. Offices in: Milpitas, Gilroy, and San Jose Key Words: mental health, juvenile justice, ALLIES5

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Palo Alto Adult School
In addition to ESL classes, SCAE supports students in gaining the academic knowledge and skills needed to complete a secondary diploma, achieving their Adult High School Diploma or GED. acquire college readiness or prepare for vocational training. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5

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Rights to Assistive Technology in Higher Education
6/15 Colleges have legal obligations to provide equal opportunities to students and applicants with disabilities. These obligations apply to all college programs, services and activities, including: admissions, academics, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, and extracurricular activities. These obligations include a right to assistive technology in order to allow students with disabilities to receive the same educational benefits as students without disabilities. Key Words: Functional Access, disability, health care, mental health Key Words: ALLIES5

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SJCC Dreamer's Resource Booklet For Transferring to a University of California (UC)
This 2017 booklet was designed to help AB540/DACA students find the appropriate contact information for the universities they are applying to. In this booklet you will find information regarding: · DREAM Centers (not all campuses have one) · Financial Aid Resources · Student run organizations that provide support for AB540/DACA students · Contact information for administrators equipped to answer students questions · Scholarship website links Key Words: Education, ALLIES5

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San Jose Promise Program
The San Jose Promise program was launched in March, 2017. It covers two years of community college costs: tuition, fees, books, materials and transportation for up to 800 students. San Jose City College, Evergreen and DeAnza have added scholarships expected to help over 500 low income students, while West Valley expanded an existing grant program that provides free tuition to graduating high school students. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJCC-EVC)
Preparing students for transfer into a 4 year college or university or career path. Free Open Entry Non-Credit ESL program. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language, San Jose City College, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See EVC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing and SJCC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Santa Clara Adult Education (SCAE)
Along with four other adult schools and four community colleges, our region is focusing on pathways to college and career opportunities that lead to higher education and economic mobility for all students. A continued focus on immigration integration builds English language skills, civic duty, social and cultural inclusion and fosters literacy for children. SCAE is a member of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). Please visit website at www.SBCAE.org for more information. Key Words: ESL, vocational training, employment counseling, ALLIES2, ALLIES5, Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese See SCAE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE)
Courses range from basic skills in math, reading and writing, ESL Citizenship to Career Technical (Vocational) certificate programs. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES,2 ALLIES5 See SVAE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships
SVCF administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate school students, vocational and re-entry students. Scholarship deadlines and requirements vary; please review complete information on each program's web page. In general, applications are accepted in January and February. Key Words: Financial Aid, Key Words: Education, ALLIES5

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South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE).
The SBCAE is a consortium of 4 Adult Education and 4 Community Colleges in the South of Santa Clara County. 2018 SBCAE Information Book Focusing on the needs of students, the consortium seeks other community partnerships and connections to explore expansion and innovation in adult education services in the region. Working with transparency and inclusion with all stakeholders, SBCAE is committed to ideas, decisions and practices that anticipate the future needs for adult learners in the region. Key Words: ALLIES5

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SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5

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Student Loan Repayment (Options, Pitfalls, Scams, Resources)
2018 This Consumer Action News report on Federal and Private Student Loans, payment options and resources, pitfalls, payment calculator and more. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES5

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Student Loan Scams
Some companies claim they can help you pay your loans down quicker, cheaper or get them forgiven altogether. Be cautious - some of these companies are running scams. You don't have to pay for help with your student loans. There's nothing a company can do for you that you cannot do yourself for free: federal borrowers can start here ; private borrowers can start by talking with their loan servicer. Key Words: Financial Aid, scholarship, ALLIES5

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Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Education
In addition to ESL classes, SCAE supports students in gaining the academic knowledge and skills needed to complete a secondary diploma, achieving their Adult High School Diploma or GED. acquire college readiness or prepare for vocational training. Our Transition Team is available to work with you on your college and career goals. Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese ESL Class Schedule

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West Valley Community College (WVC)
Academic and Career Programs at WVC provide opportunities to advance educational goals, including: transfer to university and state institutions or to provide a wide range of career opportunities. WVC has the appropriate degree and certificate programs. Member of SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education) Key Words: ESL, Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, ALLIES2, ALLIES5 Multi-language: Spanish See WVC Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing

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Work2Future
Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5

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Workforce Institute
For more than 25 years, the Workforce Institute has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Sparkpoint

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