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Train the Trainer

Best Practices for Supporting Undocumented Students

Wednesday, January 27 – 9:00am – 11:00am

Audience: High school and community partners including and not limited to teachers, counselors, administrators & community based organizations.

Platform: Zoom

Grades: 9 – 12

All undocumented students CAN go to college! Unfortunately, many of our undocumented students and families are not aware of their college options. Do you want to help spread information, inspiration, and create a college going culture at your campus for your undocumented students? Are you interested in learning concrete best practices on how to facilitate a college going conversation for undocumented students? Join 10,000 Degrees and high school partners throughout the bay area through this interactive workshop facilitated by two college graduates that helped pave the way for undocumented students on their college campuses.

In this workshop, we will work together to:

  • Debunk common myths about the undocumented community
  • Discuss laws and policies directly impacting undocumented students & families in California
  • Explore college financial aid opportunities for undocumented students in California
  • Learn how to deliver strength based college going conversations with undocumented students through live scenarios
  • Learn and share resources to best support your undocumented students & families
  • Participate in a live Q&A

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to collaborating with you!

Facilitators:

Hugo Que

Hugo Que

10,000 Degrees Program Manager

Hugo Que was born in Mexico and came to the United States at the age of five. His parents had one message for him and his sisters: “We came to this country for a better future and that future is through education.” He is a first generation college graduate from California State University, Stanislaus where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. During his time in college, Hugo demonstrated high impact for the undocumented community on his campus through his advocacy work with the university’s president with the goal to actively create safe spaces for his undocumented peers & through influencing campus policies.

Hugo was awarded the California State University, Stanislaus Humanitarian Award for the legacy of support he amplified on his campus. He currently serves as a Program Manager for 10,000 Degrees. In his role, he supervises a team of 10,000 Degrees Fellows and collaborates closely with school and community partners to provide equitable college success opportunities to students and families from low income backgrounds. He also serves on the Marin Latino Leaders Board of Directors and was recently appointed as the President of the Tau Kappa Epsilon: Upsilon-Tau Alumni Association. Hugo is a proud first generation college graduate and alumnus of 10,000 Degrees.

Katia Ambrocio Villa

Katia Ambrocio Villa

10,000 Degrees Fellow

Katia Ambrocio Villa currently serves as a Fellow for 10,000 Degrees. In her role, Katia provides direct wrap around college success support to students and families. Born in Mexico and having immigrated to the United States at the age of five, Katia’s passion for providing resources and advocacy for undocumented students and families is unwavering. She is a proud first generation college graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned a Bachelor of Art in Spanish and a minor in Art. Katia is also an alumna of 10,000 Degrees.

Katia was awarded the University Award of Distinction from the University of California, Santa Barbara for her contributions as the first Dream Scholar Peer Advisor where she pioneered impactful and direct support to the undocumented student community. Katia’s advocacy and passion has recently manifested in her journey as a law school applicant for the upcoming academic year. She is a true changemaker and community mover.