Objectives:

  • Explain the full array of resources available for Latino students to finance their higher education.
  • Expose Latino families to the admissions process of Northern California higher education institutions.
  • Assist Latino students in completing their student aid applications.
  • Focus on low-income students, underserved communities and first generation immigrants
  • Promote exchange opportunities between Mexico and California

 

Offerings:

The largest University fair in Northern California specifically designed to cater the needs of low-income, first or second generation immigrants. Organized at the premises of the Mexican Consulate, well-known and trusted venue for immigrant families, in partnership with a grassroots coalition of civic organizations (Cien Amigos, Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, among others) and governmental first class institutions such as the California Student Aid Commission. Featuring its fourth edition, offers four years of experience and growing partners throughout California.

 

Participating institutions:

 

  • University of California campuses.
  • California State University (CSU) campuses.
  • Community Colleges.
  • Private Colleges and Universities.
  • Mexican Universities.

 

Facts 2015:

  • 3070 people attending
  • 48 participating institutions from California and Mexico
  • Intensive and individual assistance on 182 financial aid applicants on 35+ stations with Microsoft Surface tablets for intensive support on FAFSA and CA Dream Act Applications
  • 300+ volunteers
  • 80 individual interviews with 11 immigration attorneys
  • 32 buses from eight counties, sponsored by UC Davis, school districts, Migrant Education Region of the California Department of Education and non-governmental organizations
  • 6 Financial Aid Application Workshops, 6 Planning for College Workshops, plus Tours to UC Davis.