First Convening of California Campus Catalyst Fund

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

 

On January 10th, over 200 students, educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders gathered in Long Beach, California to engage in inspiring conversations about how California colleges and universities can best address the diverse needs of undocumented students and families at such a critically important time.…

2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series Starts January 31st

Categories: General Announcements, Services

We’re excited to announce the schedule for our 2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series!

The Entrepreneurship Webinar Series was created to inform immigrants—regardless of status—about alternatives to employment through entrepreneurship. To date, we have held 8 webinars that cover topics including “Working for Yourself”, “Credit and Financial Capital”, “Choosing a Business Structure”, and “Financing/Bootstrapping Your Business”.…

VAWA Update

Categories: General Announcements

January 3, 2019

On December 21, 2018 VAWA expired at midnight due to the government shut down resulting in temporary funding cut off for programs that help victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking.

Grants already awarded under the law will not be affected by the lapse in its authorization, but the shutdown will delay payment requests from VAWA-funded programs.…

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Our Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Lists

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Scholarships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.…

Asylum Update

Categories: General Announcements

November 20, 2018

On November 19, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a nationwide temporary restraining order that blocks the government from carrying out Trump’s presidential order banning those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers from seeking asylum unless they wait at ports of entry.…

Dreams Don’t Have a Due Date

Categories: General Announcements

Lorenza is a single mom who believes no dream is too big to accomplish. Like many migrants arriving today, Lorenza came to the United States escaping violence and in search for a better life. After 11 years of working twelve-hour shifts, she was finally able to go back to school.…

Gratitude Brings out the Fullness of Life

Categories: General Announcements

This year, we asked Immigrants Rising family members to share what they’re grateful for this year. Click on each person’s image to read their message.

We give thanks for the enormous contributions of immigrants.

“Little is more extraordinary than the decision to immigrate,” wrote John F.…

“WAKING DREAM” Premieres on 11/13

Categories: General Announcements

Join Immigrants Rising, the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), the Dreamer Fund, and iNation Media to celebrate the launch of WAKING DREAM, a six-episode web series that follows the journey of six undocumented youths as they sit in limbo between deportation and a roadmap to citizenship.…