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El Sol Habla | CMC's Sueños Fund

Hoy en El Sol Habla, platicamos con Ana Vega, Coordinadora de iniciativas estratégicas y Alejandro Jaquez, Representante de admisiones de Colorado Mountain College (CMC) sobre el nuevo programa El Fondo de Sueños. El fondo está diseñado para apoyar a estudiantes indocumentados o DACA-mentados con ayuda financiera, orientación de carrera y asistencia legal.

This week on El Sol Habla, hosts Vanessa Porras and Raleigh Burleigh speak with Ana Vega, strategic initiatives coordinator and Alejandro Jaquez, admissions representative at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) about their new program El Fondo de Sueños. The fund is designed to support undocumented or DACA-mented students with financial aid, career guidance and legal assistance.

Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the historic floodplanes of Satank. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile the year before his graduation from Roaring Fork High School. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America the following year. Returning to Carbondale thereafter, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to the opportunity to serve as News Director from 2017 to 2019. After another trip to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh drew deeper into the confluence as Program Director at KDNK. Raleigh now serves on KDNK's board of directors and as editor of Carbondale's weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun.
Vanessa is a bilingual and bicultural printmaking artist, educator, and writer. She's passionate about mental health, environmental advocacy, cultural equity, and education as a means to create bridges between the Latino and Anglo communities. She previously served as a board member for The Sopris Sun, where she is now the Editor for the Spanish insert, El Sol del Valle, and writes a monthly column, Al No Artista.
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