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Student Senate Attends the American Student Association of Community Colleges National Conference

Tue, 24 April, 2018 at 2:48 pm


Student Senate Attends the American Student Association of Community Colleges National Conference



This spring, the Student Senate was able to advocate for California Community College students at the American Student Association of Community Colleges National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. The group was fortunate to meet with Congresswomen Eshoo, Congresswoman Speier and Senator Feinstein’s Education Team to share their stories and struggles with housing, transportation and food and what the state can do to support Community College students. Students were also able to see the Supreme Court in action and Senate vote at the Capitol building. 

The Cañada delegation was also able to take part in numerous visits outside of the Capitol. The team was able to volunteer with the National Park Service at the nation’s largest Cherry Blossom Festival and learn more about service leadership. The delegation was also given the opportunity to visit NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Headquarters and meet with the Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy to learn more about ways to get involved on the local, state and national level on issues such as: emergency student aid, financial aid and college completion. The Victory Institute’s Programs Manager and National Keynote Speaker also took time out of his schedule on the Hill to have dinner with the Cañada student group and share personal stories of how to triumph over all odds after transferring.

Meeting policymakers, legislatures and advocates while seeing the national government in action was what all Student Senate delegates described as, “the experience of a lifetime!”   




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