ONLY IN AMERICA: Renaissance Dreamer

Categories: In the Media

In this episode, Saba (PhD candidate, jazz pianist, entrepreneur, Dreamer activist, TedX speaker, and Entrepreneurship Fellow) talks about her contribution to the Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble album, “American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” featuring the John Daversa Big Band and 53 DACA artists, which recently received three Grammy nominations.…

Undocumented on Campus: California Funders Come Together for Immigrant Students

Categories: Educational Partnerships, In the Media

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is addressing a unique need that has gone otherwise unnoticed in the recent debates about immigration. The fund recently committed to supporting 32 campuses all across the state of California starting this fall, with money for resource centers, legal services, mental health services, and other types of support for undocumented students.…

California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students

Categories: Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 15, 2018.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund awards grants of about $125,000 each to 32 public colleges and universities across the state, to expand legal aid, mental health services and career guidance to undocumented students. The funders of CA Catalyst Fund are also taking the unusual move of assisting students’ undocumented family members with services that range from legal consultations and mental health therapy to workshops on how to become an entrepreneur and civics classes teaching them how to participate in a city council meeting.…

Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 18, 2018.

UC Merced has long served as an educational opportunity for undocumented students and their families. A new grant will ensure the university can help more scholars realize their academic, career and personal goals.

Read the full story: Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families (UC Merced Newsroom)…

Four Undocumented Immigrants Share their American Startup Stories

Categories: In the Media, Leadership Opportunities

Though seemingly counterintuitive, undocumented immigrants assert that it’s practical to start a business — because they’re betting on themselves. While DACA has afforded an estimated 700,000 undocumented immigrants the security of staying in the U.S. and being employable, their futures remain highly uncertain and unpredictable.…