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 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.…

Deported at Any Time: How Dreamers Thrive Despite Uncertainty

Categories: In the Media, Leadership Opportunities, Services

“All of us — with or without DACA — and our family members can get deported at any time. My parents and I have thought about what we’d do if we are forced to leave, like consolidating bank accounts and starting a business in our home country,” said liana Perez, a DACA recipient and the head of Immigrants Rising, E4FC’s initiative that helps undocumented youth pursue entrepreneurship.…

Whatever Trump decides to do with DACA, these young immigrants will find a way to keep innovating

Categories: Financial Support, In the Media, Leadership Opportunities

Published September 1, 2017.

At the upcoming Festival of UndocuInnovation, Dreamers from around the country will share their projects and look for funding and support.

Read the full story: Whatever Trump decides to do with DACA, these young immigrants will find a way to keep innovating (Fast Company.com)…