Teach students how to fight back against Trump’s cruel “public charge” regulation

Categories: General Announcements

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who do not speak English, earn low wages, do not have a stable job, have a medical condition or access public benefits could be prohibited from having a permanent future in the United States.…

32 Colleges to Expand Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

California Campus Catalyst Fund Will Support Resource Centers, Legal Services, and Other Programs

We are proud to oversee and administer the California Campus Catalyst Fund to create and expand programs to support undocumented immigrants and their families.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is a three-year initiative founded by educators, funders, and advocates to increase support at campuses representing the state’s three public higher education segments: California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.…

Introducing our 2018 Scholars

Categories: Financial Support, General Announcements, Scholarship Fund

This year we invited eight extraordinary students to be part of our Scholars Program (formerly known as the New American Scholars Program). These scholars have demonstrated resilience and determination in pursuing higher education despite extraordinary obstacles and adversity. Their areas of study are Marketing, Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy, Theater, Mathematics, and Geotechnical Engineering.…

Public Charge Update

Categories: General Announcements

This weekend, the Trump Administration announced a proposal to change a 100+ year-old immigration rule that, if implemented, would punish immigrant families for accessing essential nutrition, housing, and medical care programs.

Our country works best when families—especially children—are well supported, yet the new Trump “public charge” regulation seeks to undermine this by forcing families to choose between health or nutrition programs or their chances to obtain a green card.…

Helping students figure out if they qualify for in-state tuition

Categories: California In-State Tuition Tool, General Announcements, Services

“Getting in-state tuition helps me become a normal student. I get to be a student who goes to classes and worries about homework not just about money.” — Izabela Menga, Fellow and Scholar

Students can quickly find out whether they’re eligible for in-state tuition at California colleges and universities through our new In-State Tuition Tool.…

Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurship Fund

Categories: Entrepreneurship Fund, Financial Support, General Announcements

“This grant gave me the confidence to take my business to the next level, to create a space to help others and, most importantly, to help me grow as a social entrepreneur.” — Maria Mendez, 2016 Entrepreneurship Fund Grantee

Undocumented entrepreneurs working to create social change can apply for grants and support through Immigrants Rising’s Entrepreneurship Fund.…

Now Accepting Presentation Requests

Categories: General Announcements, Presentations, Services

Help students make decisions based on potential, not perceived limits.

Immigrants Rising offers in-person and online presentations about the opportunities available for undocumented young people to go to college and pursue careers. Our presentations cover immigration law and policy, college access, financial aid, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.…

Resources for Schools to Support Undocumented Students

Categories: General Announcements, Resources

When undocumented young people are able to pursue their education, they can create brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our educational resource binder gives educators information and tools to help undocumented students realize their potential.

The binder includes step-by-step guides to applying for California’s in-state tuition, state-based financial aid, and scholarships.…