Nafees: Rescinding the Texas Dream Act would hurt the state’s economy

Categories: In the Media

Published January 21, 2019.

The Texas Dream Act, passed in 2001, enables residents without legal status to pay in-state tuition fees at state colleges and universities. A new bill proposed by Rep. Biedermann, if passed, would not only rescind the Texas Dream Act and place a huge barrier on Texan immigrants but also hurt the Texas economy.…

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

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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)…

Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families

Categories: In the Media

Published October 11, 2018.

“This is why I am so inspired by undocumented students who are trying to get an education and build a future in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s also why I am so excited to see how California’s public colleges and universities are responding to a new opportunity to bolster their efforts to help undocumented students and their families succeed.”

Read the full story: Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families (Haas Jr: Perspectives)…