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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

Angélica Esquivel, program coordinator of VIDA and HEFAS director, hopes to dispel rumors of recent ICE threats.

HEFAS, VIDA leader aims to dispel fear about rumors of ICE raids

Jordan Soto, Staff Reporter | November 19, 2020

Recent ICE threats have resurfaced, following an announcement that it will return to conducting raids similar to ones before the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking fear in the undocumented immigrant community.  Jor California...

Graphic by Andrea Infante

HEFAS ‘6th Annual Summit’ honors immigrant workers and communities

Andrea Infante, Reporter | June 10, 2020

Students and local organizations united for Higher Education For AB 540 Students two-day sixth annual summit held on June 5 and 7 via Zoom. Discussions included themes of social solidarity through workshops...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay | March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina...

HEFAS workshop helps students make their resume stand out

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter | June 15, 2019

The De Anza Higher Education for AB540 Students hosted a resume building workshop at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action office on May 29. “Employees will only spend 30 seconds reading...

HEFAS takes to De Anzas main quad to show solidarity

HEFAS takes to De Anza’s main quad to show solidarity

Ana Gonzalvez, Staff reporter | October 12, 2017

Volunteers and interns of the Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) program took to the Main Quad on Thursday, Sept. 28 to make sure undocumented students feel welcome on the De Anza College campus...

Third Annual HEFAS Summit on Friday, May 5

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter | May 3, 2017

HEFAS (Higher Education For AB 540 Students) will be hosting their third annual summit, themed “Bridges Not Walls,” on Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Euphrat Museum Of Art. The theme...

Photos by Natalie Valencia

HEFAS and MSA hosts symbolic, supportive Wall of Solidarity before Trump inauguration

Natalie Valencia, Staff Reporter | January 21, 2017

Higher Educations For AB 520 Students (HEFAS) and Muslim Student Association (MSA) reminded students of the unconditional support at De Anza College with a “Wall of Solidarity” on Jan. 19, a day before...

Veterans Day and Hefas events held concurrently in main quad

Andrew Pouliot, Jonathan Dupin, NEWS EDITOR, STAFF REPORTER | November 21, 2016

Some faculty and staff were concerned about conflict over the National Anthem being played when both the Veteran’s Day event and the Hefas community event “Keep our Dreams Alive” occupied the main...

The East Cottage houses the VIDA program and the HEFAS program on De Anzas campus. While VIDA has been quartered there since 2011, it took about 10 years to receive a permanent classroom for the HEFAS program. Today, the two programs serve over 500 students.

How the recent DACA court ruling affects undocumented students

Rory Conlon | November 3, 2022

Introduction to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program The 5th Court of Appeals affirmed a previous ruling that declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, illegal...

Program addresses LGBTQ and mental health issues during the Undocumented Student Week of Action

Program addresses LGBTQ and mental health issues during the Undocumented Student Week of Action

Georgina Munoz-Villanueva | November 3, 2022

De Anza College’s Higher Education for AB-540 Students, an educational program that provides resources to disadvantaged students with an AB-540 status, hosted an Undocuqueer and Mental Health Day art...

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