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Program Description

Goal: Colegio Chicano will increase access, enrollment, and graduation rates to bridge overall equity and equality for the Chicana/o/x community

Colegio Chicano del Pueblo is an online educational project of MeXicanos 2070. The goal of this online educational curriculum initially is to bring undergraduate level Xicano studies to a much broader audience using free online learning tools like google classroom. Xicano educational professionals have committed to design collaboratively an experiential hybrid-learning environment, to engage Xicanx community members and other interested people in a unique learning opportunity where their own experiences and cultural understanding are understood as organic political education.

Each course is individually designed to incorporate community-based work outside the digital arena. Participants and instructors will lift up and expand upon their collective knowledge of their immediate Xicano community and the political-cultural skills gained through years of direct experience serving the Xicanx communities in their professional and personal organizing.

Given the ongoing nature of the current immigration crisis, attacks on organized labor, higher education, and the long-term political issues facing the Xicano community the need to expand exponentially access to history, literature, and political education in the Xicanx community is dire. The promise of Xicano Studies from its earliest inception in the Plan de Santa Barbara was to bring the promise of Xicanx Studies directly to the community. This has not happened for a variety of reasons. The democratization of technology though has finally provided an arena to fulfill that promise.  

 

MOU with Prescott College and Agreements

  • Award up to 32 transfer credits to applicants from MeXicanos 2070 if the following conditions are met: receive admission into Prescott College and enroll

  • Participate in the Prior Learning Assessment course and follow the Conversion Portfolio procedure to certify these credits. An enrollment of 4 credits in Prior learning Assessment allows up to 16 awarded credits from MeXicanos 2070; an enrollment of 8 credits in Prior Learning

  • Assessment allows up to 32-awarded credits from MeXicanos 2070.

  • List the partnership with MeXicanos 2070, including scholarship information, on its website and in appropriate promotional materials.

  • Assign a dedicated Admissions Counselor to inquiries and applicants from MeXicanos 2070

  • Provide scholarship opportunities for all MeXicanos 2070 applicants. This may result in a discount off of published tuition, depending on the degree program. See Prescott College website for further details.

  • Provide opportunities to MeXicanos 2070 to post employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities through Prescott College’s Career Services Office.

Credit Breakdown - below is a guide to understanding how credits are divided in the CCP program. 

Introductory course (two courses) -  8 credits

Introduction to Xicano/a Studies: Bringing Xicano History to the Present and Introduction to Xicano/a Studies: Social Structure & Contemporary Conditions

Track courses (choose four) - 16 credits

Health

Organizing 

Arts & Humanities

Indigenous Studies

Electives (choose two) - 8 credits

 

Total - 32 credits, at this point, students are eligible to take the prior learning assessment course through Prescott College.

Of course, students can take as many courses as the want. However, they will only be able to get up to 32 credits through the PC prior learning assessment courses.

For this page we will need (and supporting pages):

logo

intro videos

student orientation info

links for potential profs

links to enroll.

class info

info on tracts

info on how to get college credit

an about and a why.

Eventually:

videos/testimonies from successful students.

Spotlights on some profs who made some classes.

Support areas, ie for academic advice, even counseling for stress etc.

numbers of students

any physical areas or orgs that we have MOUs with and what students can do there (ie Chicano research center, maybe gets books or study).

Different FAQs that can cover common problems.

Ratings of classes? 

Recommended places to get books (official Chicano owned bookstores?).

Info on MeXicanos 2070 membership.

Student meetups, social and support. Some online official orientations?

Info on navigating gatekeepers in academia for rest of college career.

Feedback area, questionnaires, suggestions, etc.

Pedagogy

Xicano/a organizers, activists and learners need a supportive community in which they can explore Xicanx and Indigenous history and culture outside the constraints of the academy. The impact an educational program like this could have on political organizing and mobilization models, forging new alliances, and learning from one another's experiences is untold. As such, MeXicanos 2070 is dedicated to the principles of popular education, and intends to implement a Xicanx Studies based pedagogy through active participation in developing community campaigns and experiential learning in our curriculum and beyond.

In addition to the collaboration with Prescott College, Mexicanos 2070 is seeking partnerships with other individuals and organizations who are interested in the cultural and political education of the Xicanx community.

  • Courses will be free through the MX2070 website linked to the google classroom space.

  • Courses will be the joint property of the course creator and MX2070.

  • Courses are reviewed and approved by MX2070 representatives before being posted.

  • Courses must pertain to the Xicano/Indigenous experience in the United States.

  • Courses must have some type of localized field element.

  • Courses should be experiential in that their workflow recognizes the following pattern: Experience: the activity, perform it, does it. Share: the results, reactions, and observations publically, Process by discussing, looking at the experience, analyze, reflect, Generalize: to connect the experience to real world examples Apply: what was learned to a similar or different situation, practice.