New Report on Undocumented Students at CA Community Colleges

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Expanding institutional support for undocumented immigrants ensures that California’s public higher education system will remain a beacon of hope and opportunity for all.

We’re excited to share our groundbreaking statewide landscape analysis of the California Community Colleges (CCC) resulting in the CCC Dreamers Project Report: Strengthening Institutional Practices To Support Undocumented Student Success.…

2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series Starts January 31st

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We’re excited to announce the schedule for our 2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series!

The Entrepreneurship Webinar Series was created to inform immigrants—regardless of status—about alternatives to employment through entrepreneurship. To date, we have held 8 webinars that cover topics including “Working for Yourself”, “Credit and Financial Capital”, “Choosing a Business Structure”, and “Financing/Bootstrapping Your Business”.…

DACA Updates

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January 22, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) decided not to take the DACA case during this term and DACA renewals will remain open for people eligible to renew. DACA recipients are encouraged to continue renewing their DACA as the SCOTUS may take the case on the next available term—which begins on October 1, 2019.…

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Our Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Lists

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Scholarships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.…

Helping students figure out if they qualify for in-state tuition

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“Getting in-state tuition helps me become a normal student. I get to be a student who goes to classes and worries about homework not just about money.” — Izabela Menga, Fellow and Scholar

Students can quickly find out whether they’re eligible for in-state tuition at California colleges and universities through our new In-State Tuition Tool.…

Now Accepting Presentation Requests

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Help students make decisions based on potential, not perceived limits.

Immigrants Rising offers in-person and online presentations about the opportunities available for undocumented young people to go to college and pursue careers. Our presentations cover immigration law and policy, college access, financial aid, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.…

Resources for Schools to Support Undocumented Students

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When undocumented young people are able to pursue their education, they can create brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our educational resource binder gives educators information and tools to help undocumented students realize their potential.

The binder includes step-by-step guides to applying for California’s in-state tuition, state-based financial aid, and scholarships.…

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.…