Thursday, May 5, 2011

NAVIGATE MN presents Navigating Your Path to College

Happy Cinco de Mayo! NAVIGATE has been doing some incredible work over the past few years to organize Latino, undocumented, and immigrant youth in Minnesota around the higher goal of higher education. They're hosting an event next week, partnering with the Minnesota College Access Network and the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network and have also recently released a new resource for students entitled, "Navigating Your Path to College." Find announcements from Executive Director, Juventino Mesa, below!

NAVIGATE has partnered with MCAN and the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network to present:

“Access to Higher Education and Latino Undocumented Immigrant Youth in Minnesota: Removing Barriers to Develop Untapped Talent for Minnesota’s Economic Prosperity”

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
1501 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 Science Building (Building S on campus map) Room S2400

Please join the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc. (MMEP) and partners, NAVIGATE and the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network (MIFN) as they present information and findings from the policy brief entitled, “Access to Higher Education and Latino Undocumented Immigrant Youth in Minnesota: Removing Barriers to Develop Untapped Talent for Minnesota’s Economic Prosperity.” This presentation will be an overview of key statistics related to the immigrant youth population in Minnesota and the movement for greater access to higher education for undocumented immigrant youth in this state. The presenters have a collective knowledge base of education issues as they relate to immigrant youth, social movement building in immigrant communities, and the latest education policy solutions to accelerate increased college attendance rates for more immigrant youth in Minnesota. Due to limited space, you are encouraged to register early for this event.

Parking is available in the ramp. Exit ramp on first floor, cross Hennepin Ave, then cross Spruce St. Campus map: Driving directions: Parking:


NAVIGATE presents Navigating Your Path to College: A Guide for Minnesota Undocumented Students in Search of Higher Education

NAVIGATE has for the first time in MN written and now published a guide for MN undocumented students.In this guide, undocumented students and allies share their experience about getting to college. The advice within this timely guide is student-created and Minnesota-focused. When NAVIGATE was started, we met with many counselors in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We realized that many undocumented students (often times Latina/o students) were getting incorrect information. Their counselors did not have accurate information about how to advice students who were undocumented. We decided that NAVIGATE needed to provide MN-focused and accurate information for MN's undocumented students. Students from all over the state adviced this creative guide. This guide puts a lot of our experiences into writing. Students will hear voices of other students. Please download the guide via our website: NAVIGATE is a student-led organization. I want to thank the students and the Minneapolis Foundation for making this possible. By downloading the guide and sharing information about you, you will help us make NAVIGATE stronger as we continue to grow and expand. Your support is greatly appreciated.


  1. Completely agreed!-) Feel free to share with others who might find it just as incredible!


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