Crossing Building Bridges, Creating Allies

What is TSAP?
The mission of TSAP is to create a visible network of culturally competent allies in higher education institutions, high schools and communities in the San Diego-Tijuana border region by educating faculty, staff, teachers, students and community leaders about the Transfronterizx student population.
Our Objective
To educate TSAP participants about the virtues, challenges, intersecting identities and day-to-day experiences of Transfronterizx students in higher education and high school through scholarly literature. To voice the diverse experiences of Transfronterizx students in higher education and high school through student panels. To engage TSAP participants in discussions about creating inclusive environments for Transfronterizx students in their higher education institutions, high schools and community organizations. To create a network of visible allies by inviting participants to join TSAP’s online list of allies.
Who do we serve?
TSAP is available at SDSU to faculty, staff, teachers, students and community leaders campus wide and from local higher education institutions, high schools and community organizations in San Diego, CA. Our TSAP trainings are also available online to all educators nationwide and globally who what to learn about the Transfronterizx student population from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.
Who are 'Transfronterizx' students?
Transfronterizx Students, or transborder students, are students that commute across the U.S.- Mexico border for school. The transfronterizx student population is heterogeneous by nature, varying in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression and religious or cultural affiliations that significantly contribute to determining their academic and professional trajectories.
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