LatinX student resources

Academic and Career Resources


TRiO Student Support Services at Parkland College promotes equal opportunity to succeed by providing high-quality and responsive support services for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.  

Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)

Parkland College's Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program helps in-district residents move into high-demand careers with family-sustaining wages within a year or less. SWFT was founded with the support of the Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative grant. We strive to close the career gap by assisting underserved residents in advancing their academic and professional careers.

Career Services

Whether you are a student choosing a college major or are a dislocated worker, career changer, or retiree, we have career resources and services designed to assist you. 

Student Organizations

Student Life maintains a list of student organizations that are currently active, as well as ones that have existed in the past but have become inactive. If you do not find one that meets your interests, contact Student Life for information on starting a new one.

  • Club Latino is for those who want to serve their community, learn about Hispanic/Latino culture, and have fun. We spend our time doing service activities, kick-back activities, and having club meetings where we discuss what we want to do next. Join us!

Meetings: Email Club Latino for the schedule and Zoom link

Email: Club Latino

Undocumented Students

Parkland College is committed to serving students and assisting them to reach their educational goals, regardless of citizenship status. No federal or state law prohibits the admission of undocumented immigrants to US colleges, public or private. Federal or state laws do not require students to prove citizenship in order to enter US institutions of higher education. 

Click here for more information from Admissions 

Community Resources 

La Casa Cultural Latina has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Latinx students and the campus community, as well as local and global communities. La Casa reflects the diversity of Latinx cultures and exemplifies el éxito Latino that shapes the Americas in our contemporary world.

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in La Casa’s many educational, cultural, and social advocacy programs.

Our purpose is to extend a welcoming hand to immigrant families who are new to our community. When families face obstacles, we are here to help; we provide them with the tools they need to build a future where their talents and skills will help them fulfill the dreams they had when they first arrived in this country.

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The Latino Partnership is an organization dedicated to supporting the Latino community of Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding area. Their mission is to eliminate discrimination, defend human and civil rights protected by the law, support instruction or training individuals to develop and improve their skills and abilities, share public awareness and understanding of timely issues which are pertinent and beneficial to the community. 

The New American Welcome Center at the University Y helps immigrants fully integrate into American society and prepares receiving communities around Champaign County to be welcoming and inclusive.  

  • La Linea is a helpline for the immigrant community. They provide referrals to resources including: healthcare, housing, immigration, legal assistance, education, employment issues, food & clothing assistance, childcare, and mental health. They also offer interpretation/translation services and can come with you to your appointment. Their services are free and confidential.
  • Immigration Legal Assistance provides free consultations on immigration legal matters and can prepare applications for DACA renewal, asylum, work authorization, legal permanent residence, citizenship, and other immigration benefits.  
  • The Immigration Project the immigration project logoprovides non-profit immigration legal
    services in Central and Southern Illinois. The Immigration Project
    endeavors to provide access to justice for immigrants and their families
    through immigration-related legal and educational services to
    immigrants, refugees, their families, and others in downstate Illinois.