Immigrants Rising’s Facilitated Activity Groups offer undocumented young people tangible skills, knowledge, and accountability to pursue personal, educational, and professional goals.

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Facilitated Activity Groups provide a space for undocumented high school and college students to explore a topic while building relationships with one another. All activity groups will be guided by a skilled facilitator who is intimately familiar with the undocumented experience.

Activity Groups will meet for 6 consecutive weeks in a virtual setting. Explore the topics we’re offering this year below.

#ICanAffordCollege: Financing a College Education as an Undocumented Student

What will I learn from this activity group?

Everyone deserves an education that is enjoyable, fulfilling, and free from constraints! Unfortunately, undocumented students face additional barriers to pursuing their educational goals and enjoying their educational journeys due to the added stress that comes with limited access to financial and campus resources. This activity group will introduce you to strategies, resources, tips, and key actionable steps you can take to finance your college education and advocate for more and better campus resources. By the end of this activity group, you will implement a plan to increase your funding to help you alleviate some of the financial barriers to pursuing your educational goals.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion after attending at least five sessions.

Who can participate in this activity group?

This activity group is for undocumented high school and college students in the U.S.

When is this activity group offered?

This activity group is offered three times between Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

  • Fall Session: Tuesdays, 4 – 5:15 p.m. PT (starting 10/11/2022, ending 11/15/2022)
  • Winter Session: Tuesdays, 4 – 5:15 p.m. PT (starting 1/24/23, ending 2/28/23)
  • Spring Session: Tuesdays, 4 – 5:15 p.m. PT (starting 4/18/23, ending 5/23/23)
Who is the facilitator?

Watch the video below and read Cris Mercado’s bio here.

We are currently not offering new Activity Group sessions.