How To Give Immigrant Entrepreneurs The Keys To Succeed

Categories: In the Media

Immigrants Rising is leading the research agenda on immigrants and entrepreneurship in America, along with its UndocuHustle program, which supports immigrants on their path to small business ownership with pitch competitions and mentoring.

California community colleges need money to meet new state law to help dreamers

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

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.

This Is What Job Hunting While Undocumented Can Be Like

Categories: In the Media, Resources

Iliana Perez, a DACA recipient and director of research and entrepreneurship at the San Francisco-based organization Immigrants Rising, wrote a comprehensive guide on life after college for undocumented students. Perez said the biggest challenge she sees with being an undocumented independent contractor is developing an entrepreneurial mindset for creating income-generation opportunities.

Alejandro Sanz and His #DREAMERTeam Are a Beacon of Tangible Hope for These Fearful Times

Categories: Entrepreneurship Fund, Financial Support, In the Media

At each of his concerts, Alejandro Sanz has met with a group of DACA recipients, undocumented immigrants, and their parents. Not only has he held private meet-and-greets, he is also raising funds through the sale of a “DREAMER” t-shirt for three organizations that benefit DREAMers: Dream Big Nevada’s DACA renewal fund, Immigrants Rising’s entrepreneurship program, and a college scholarship program, The Ascend Educational Fund.

Dream Resource Center Opens in Oxnard

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

“We are very lucky to be the recipient of the Catalyst fund grant,” said Dolores Ortiz, a sociology professor at Oxnard College. “It is a three-year grant that we will have over $300,000 and we have a lot of great programming. What we are aiming to do is create sustainable resources so that even when the grant money runs out we continue to offer resources to students and in the Ventura County area.”