We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. Policeman helps elderly man. Problem with debt. FAFSA mistakes. Dream job. Free in October. Ideal career. Changing a boy's world. Cyber crime. Places you don't want to move to. 40K scholarship. Bad ways to save money. 401(k) mistakes. Thank you to Kelli. Low-paying jobs. Teach English to students in China. Boy helps provide hearing aids to other kids.

The veterans page: Honoring heroic dog. Honorably discharged veterans shop tax-free. Forever GI Bill. Father takes care of 4 children. Integrate Marine Training? Robotic legs. Costs of war. Saluting a fallen soldier. 300K Lotto winner. Vets and painkillers. Vet resources. Grandmother of veteran's family deported. Housing the homeless. Veteran finds healing through adopting a cat. Wounded Marines help others. Video: Soldier and dog greet each other after 6 months apart. Happy Veterans Day! Helping make a Marine's dream come true.

Empowering students to fulfill their dreams through education.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Protecting Immigrant Students

Sometimes it's hard being a counselor at San Diego City College. We don't have the resources to help students the way we would like to, especially during the peak registration periods. We run out of appointments. We don't have enough educational planning workshops, and it's hard for students to get the help they need. This is frustrating for students, counselors, and staff. During these times, I can feel pretty exasperated and question my purpose in this profession.

There are times, however, when I'm proud to be an employee of the San Diego Community College District. The article below regarding our District's stance in protecting immigrant students is one instance in which I am glad to be a part of our District and community. It's reassuring to know that the District has the backs of our students. Kudos to Chancellor Constance Carroll for taking this stand because it's the right thing to do.

The San Diego Community College District is taking a stand to protect college students who could possibly face deportation. "There are institutions that will provide voluntary assistance (to federal immigration officers), and we will not be one of them." -- Chancellor Constance Carroll.

Community College District Moves to Protect Immigrant Students appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune on January 28, 2017.

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