California Community Colleges’ New Mandate To Serve DACA Students Has No Funding

Categories: General Announcements

"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."

EDUCATORS: Help Undocumented Students Triumph!

Categories: General Announcements, Resources

Education is the key to personal transformation—the opportunity to learn, whether it is in a classroom or a job site, gives individuals the agency to improve their own lives. We are excited to share new resources to help educators support undocumented students in achieving their educational ambitions:…

Support Karen Fight her Deportation Case

Categories: General Announcements, Personal Stories

Karen Hernandez is a student at LA Trade Tech and one of our former Catalyst Fellows. She needs to raise $3,000 to fight her deportation case, stay in school and continue being a role model for her sons. Please watch this video and consider supporting Karen.

Introducing our 2019-2020 Fellows

Categories: Fellowships, General Announcements, Leadership Opportunities

Immigrants Rising offers year-long fellowships for undocumented young people in the Bay Area and nationwide. This year, we selected 18 new fellows. They will benefit from extensive training and professional development in Entrepreneurship, High School Engagement, Higher Education, Immigration Law, and Research & Storytelling.…

Apply to Immigrants Rising’s High School Partnership Program

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements, High School Partnerships

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

Unfortunately the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric are severely hindering the high school graduation and college enrollment rates of undocumented students.…