Briefing: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families in a Changing Policy Environment

Program Dates 
May 30, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), Grantmakers for Education, and other co-sponsors for a special funders’ briefing on efforts to support immigrant and refugee students in California. The briefing will take place at The California Endowment in Los Angeles from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific time. You can also join in San Francisco or by phone.

Given current threats and opportunities facing immigrant students and families, philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that educators and community-based organizations are equipped to respond their unique needs. Participants will hear directly from school officials who are actively seeking to address the needs of immigrant and refugee students and families, as well as aligned efforts to advance a coordinated statewide approach to serving this population. Register by May 28 through GCIR.


  • Sally Kinoshita (link is external), Deputy Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez (link is external), Director of Programs, Californians Together
  • Hope Nakamura (link is external), Directing Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Elida Bautista (link is external), Ph.D., Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (formerly Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco)
  • Dr. Marlene Batista (link is external), Director, English Learner Services, Oxnard School District
  • Martha Quadros (link is external), Program Manager, English Learner & Multicultural Education, San Juan Unified School District
  • Isela Lieber (link is external), Teacher, Monroe High School, Los Angeles Unified School District