“Our undocumented students are now taking on leadership roles and leading their peers in activities, fundraisers, and other organizing at the district level across schools.” — Karen Martinez, Parent Center Manager at Cindy Avitia High School

Through our partnerships with high schools and college access organizations, Immigrants Rising enhances institutional support for undocumented high school students and their families in California.

In Academic Year 2020-2021, we are seeking partners to serve as host sites for undocumented professionals aspiring to work with high school students. Host Sites will provide undocumented professionals with the hands-on experience, training, and mentorship they need to bolster their professional careers.

Host Site Role

  • Provide undocumented professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, training, and mentorship
  • Contribute to the leadership and professional development of incredible undocumented leaders

Host Site Benefits

  • Increase your school or your organization’s capacity to support high school students, as well as meet your ongoing programmatic goals

Host Site Requirements

  • Be a high school or a college access organization committed to serving high school students
  • Located in California
  • Willing to supervise and mentor a program participant for 15 hours a week
  • Provide remote opportunities or a workspace for program participant as needed
  • Committed to hosting a fellow for eight months (October 2020 – May 2021)

The application is currently closed. The deadline for all application materials was Monday, September 28, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT.