• 2nd ANNUAL

    Supporting Access to Higher Education
    for Immigrant & Undocumented Students


  • The CESCaL Mission
    The CESCaL Mission

    The mission of CESCaL is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling and to assist school counselors, and their site and central office administrators as they design, implement, and evaluate their school counseling programs.

  • White House Convening
    School counseling leaders
    from across the country attend
    the SDSU White House Convening
    A National Agenda focused on
    student outcomes and closing
    opportunity gaps

Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students

For School Counselors and College Access Partners
Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students

The Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students is PRESENTED BY The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL).

Hear from national and local advocates and experts focusing on the rights, laws, and policies to support immigrant and undocumented students. Sessions will include best practices, building aspirations, academic planning, the college exploration and application process, funding options, admissions, and transitions. Practitioners will strengthen their skills to mentor, counsel, and advise students as future college candidates.

Conference Information

Sunday, April 23rd
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference Kickoff & Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 24th
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker, Expert Panels and Workshops

Tuesday, April 25th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Keynote Speakers, Workshops & School Counselor College Fair

For sponsoring options or other inquiries please contact: Dr. Diana Camilo, Coordinator of Special Projects at events@cescal.org. Download an event and sponsorship flier here. To sponsor this event, click here.


The Reach Higher Initiative

CESCaL supports the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative
The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative.

CESCaL is committed to supporting the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative and was proud to co-host the first annual West Coast White House Convening on School Counseling at SDSU. Read more for a list of commitments made to the President's College Opportunity Agenda.

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White House Calling

SDSU joins the national conversation on school counseling.
The White House
By Natalia Elko

The moment a high school senior clicks "send" on a college application is one of the most terrifying and pivotal in their fledgling academic careers. That's why Trish Hatch has made everything leading up to that click her life's purpose.

Hatch directs the school counseling program at San Diego State University. For three decades she has provided training, grant writing, evaluation and consultation for school counselors, administrators and districts around the country.

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