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.…

Immigrants Rising 2019-2020 Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Categories: Fellowships, General Announcements

At Immigrants Rising, we believe education is the key to personal transformation. The opportunity to learn, whether it is in a classroom, at a job site or in other forms, gives individuals agency to improve their own lives. Undocumented young people, however, have limited access to professional learning opportunities that offer hands-on experience.…

Recap from our Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami

Categories: Festival of UndocuInnovation, General Announcements

At our second annual Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami, 45 undocumented entrepreneurs from 13 U.S. states and 15 home countries came together to connect, learn, and motivate one another. Attendees participated in hands-on workshops (including a media training with journalist and writer Jorge Ramos), received feedback on their projects, connected with local entrepreneurs, and pitched their projects for a chance to win monetary prizes during shark tank competitions.…

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.…