Fresno, California – Lumina Foundation has announced the Fresno Compact in partnership with the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) as one of 17 communities across the country designated as a Talent Hub. Fresno, among the other cities, earned this new designation by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students, many of whom are people of color, the first in their families…

Dreamers

A grim reality bears down on young people brought to the United States as infants or children. Many have been raised in California schools and now attend Central Valley colleges and universities. Since 2012, these undocumented students have been granted temporary permission to stay in the United States through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This measure was a temporary policy fix. However, DACA has delivered more than protection,…