Fresno State hosting Dream Act summit
- Published on 11/03/2011 - 8:49 am
- Written by Business Journal staff
California State University, Fresno will host a summit Nov. 12 to help undocumented students and their parents make ends of a new law providing a pathway to financial aid.
The California Dream Act, signed by the governor Oct. 8, allows undocumented immigrants to qualify for grants provided they have attended a California high school for three years, graduated and passed their college entrance exams.
The summit, "The New Chapter in Higher Education: AB 540" is being put on by the Educational and Leadership Foundation in Fresno.
Being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fresno State's Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center, the summit will include presentations, workshops and a student panel discussion with additional sessions for parents.
Targeting mostly high school and community college students, the summit will cover topics like financial aid and resources, academic tips and life after college.
The keynote speaker will be Raul Z. Moreno, coordinator of the University Migrant Services at Fresno State, which is co-sponsoring the event.