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New IAS Resource Library

  • May 28, 2021

Diana Mondragón Dundee Crown High School The legacy of racism is evident in many social systems such as in healthcare, housing, and education. Some of this legacy, such as the disproportionate rates of BIPOC in the criminal legal system, are…

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Undocumented Students

Small Action, Big Change

  • November 30, 2020

Sara Espinosa Illinois Student Assistance Commission Often, we wonder what we can do to help others, particularly our students. We think and plan for the many things that we could do to enact change to better serve our unique student…

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Executive Order On Immigration

IAS and GR Statement

  • July 31, 2020

The Inclusion, Access, and Success and Government Relations Committees recently collaborated on a joint statement regarding important issues being debated in our nation. We encourage everyone to read this piece and get involved within the IACAC community and beyond.

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An Introduction to the LEAD Program

  • January 31, 2019

Ziggy Blackwell, Illinois College Mayra Lagunas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dave Marcial, Golden Apple IACAC is proud to announce a new initiative underway: The Leadership, Equity, Accountability, and Diversity (LEAD) Program. LEAD has been designed to provide personal and…

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Awarding Illinois Students with the Seal of Biliteracy

  • August 28, 2018

Luis Narvaez Chicago Public Schools Within the past year, if you have handled a graduating high school senior's final transcript or if you've been testing students at your school, you might have heard about the newest state-wide recognition given to…

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Sharing The Dream

Sharing the Dream in a Time of Need

  • November 6, 2017

Mayra Lagunas, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign The current political environment in the United States has created a hostile and unwelcoming environment for undocumented students. In response to the situation, it is with great joy that the Inclusion, Access, and Success…

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Summer Swirl Graduation Years

Summer Swirl

  • January 9, 2017

By Jamie Staggs, Western Illinois University When I first heard the words summer swirl, I immediately envisioned a crunchy waffle cone in my hand with delicious layers of creamy ice cream twisting upward on a hot summer day. However delicious…

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Current State Of Affairs For Undocumented Students

Undocumented Students and the Current State of Affairs

  • December 6, 2016

By Abel Montoya Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee Member Professionals working with undocumented students face a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to providing guidance on applying and paying for college.  These students oftentimes are confused about what…

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Luis Narvaez, Inclusion Access And Success Sharing The Dream

Consider Joining IAS!

  • October 28, 2016

By Luis Narvaez Chicago Public Schools As an advocate for college access for historically underrepresented populations, coming across the IACAC was a blessing from the sky! Aside from the outstanding network and career development opportunities that this organization offers, it provides…

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Sharing The Dream

Sharing the Dream 2016

  • June 10, 2016

By Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis The second annual Sharing the Dream Conference brought together teachers, counselors, administrators, and higher education professionals this May at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. The conference focused on the full spectrum of…

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