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Access to Higher Education in Arizona: Undocumented Students and Proposition 308

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Lilly Gonzalez |  Laurie Liles |  Jennifer Purcell |  Dr. Carolina Silva, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
1.5 hr
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 01, 2023
Hosted by:
Arizona Grantmakers Forum



Join your fellow education funders for a session discussing the topic of Access to Higher Education in Arizona: Undocumented Students and Proposition 308.

Key Takeaways:

This session, organized by the Southern Arizona Network Education Affinity Group, will examine regional access to higher education for Undocumented students as well as existing resources and support systems in southern Arizona, and provide a brief statewide perspective. While the passage of Prop 308 has expanded access for a significant group of Undocumented students, the speakers will discuss opportunities and challenges related to financial aid and college access support for these students. 


We encourage all Arizona Grantmakers members with an interest in funding education to attend.


If you cannot attend this event live, please register anyway and a recording will be provided to all registrants.



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Laurie joined the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits following its merger with Arizona Grantmakers Forum in 2022. As chief public policy officer, she is responsible for developing and executing the Alliance’s public policy agenda and engagement strategy. An active member of the senior leadership team, Laurie leads Arizona Grantmakers Forum, bringing vision and strategic thinking to advance its full integration with the Alliance.

Laurie was president and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum for seven years, providing strategic leadership and creating and sustaining relationships with aligned philanthropic, nonprofit and community partners. Before joining Arizona Grantmakers in 2015, Laurie worked to improve policy outcomes for Arizonans for more than 25 years. She began her career as a research analyst for the Arizona House of Representatives before joining the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, where she served as senior vice president of public affairs and as president and CEO, among other roles. In 2014, Laurie was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Cronkite News, producing more than 30 stories covering politics, immigration and Indian affairs for Arizona news media outlets.

Laurie has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She serves on the United Philanthropy Forum board of directors and co-chairs its Public Policy Committee.

A native of the Southwest, Laurie grew up in Tempe, Arizona.

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Carolina Silva is the Executive Director of ScholarshipsA-Z. Her work is situated at the intersection of education, immigration, and equity. She received her PhD in Education at Washington State University. Prior to joining ScholarshipsA-Z, Carolina was a Congressional Fellow with the Education and Labor Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Carolina is dedicated to building the power of immigrant youth in the non-profit sector.



Overall:      4.6

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