Immigrants Rising is providing $500 in cash assistance and legal screenings through its Immigration Legal Intake Service (ILIS) to more than 120 immigrant students in Alameda County and San Francisco
This year, we invite five young undocumented professionals pursuing a career in high school education to participate in our High School Career Program.
“This program has motivated me to do more for those going through the struggles I did back in high school and empower our immigrant communities through education.” — Hugo, Program Participant, 2019-2020
"Today, 11 million undocumented people live in a state of constant uncertainty and fear that they could be ripped from their lives and the people they love at any moment. And yet these aspiring Americans continue to work, live, learn and pursue their dreams—strengthening the communities and institutions they’re an integral part of."
Read what we have done this year to transform fear and uncertainty into hope and opportunity for undocumented young people nationwide.
"Now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1645 into law, California Community Colleges are required to expand resources for undocumented immigrant students. However, there is one major problem with this law: the lack of funding to implement...Earlier this year California Community Colleges reported that only 35 of the system’s 115 community colleges have Dream Resource Centers. The existing centers are supported by a combination of the colleges’ own funding as well as external dollars."
Currently, 35 of the system’s 115 community colleges have Dream Resource Centers, according to a report on undocumented students published earlier this year by the California Community Colleges. The existing centers are supported by a combination of the colleges’ own funding as well as external dollars. For example, the California Campus Catalyst Fund, an initiative that supports undocumented students, helps fund centers at colleges including Chabot College in Alameda County, Oxnard College in Ventura County and San Diego Mesa College.