February 2020 Newsletter

Spring Webinars for Students, Educators and Entrepreneurs

Webinars are a great way to learn about new topics and get your questions answered by experts. This Spring, we’re bringing you webinars on topics related to income generation, career options and institutional support for undocumented students. Learn More


This Month’s Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grant Winners

Congratulations to Sol Lee (Project: Ambrosia) and Brayan Cruz (Project: Tlaxcali), who’ll receive support for their entrepreneurial projects. Ambrosia is a subscription-based lending library that promotes underrepresented literary works to its subscribers. Tlaxcali prepares traditional Mesoamerican food and educates the local community on its rich history. Every month we award up to $2,000 in short-term, non-renewable funds through our Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grants. Learn More


Pre-law Fund: Apply by Next Wednesday

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Fund provides financial support to low-income undocumented students who are planning to attend law school. We provide grants of up to $2,500 to cover LSAT preparation (courses, tutoring, self-study materials, etc) and law school application fees. Applications close Wednesday, March 4th. Learn More

Photo of Denia Perez with her quote "Growing up undocumented, I dreamed about going to law school so I could help my community. I can't wait to mentor our Pre-Law Fund recipients!"

Resource Highlight

Protecting Student Data Webinar
Undocumented students live with fear for their own and their family’s safety, but there are proven strategies that can help make schools welcoming, supportive, and safe environments. In this webinar, we will introduce educators to safety measures and institutional practices to increase high school attendance and college enrollment while protecting student safety. Join us LIVE on March 18, 2020


Community Stories

“Is there a problem that’s affecting your life? You can do a project about that!”

Sumana Kaluvai, Entrepreneurship Ambassador, shares what motivated her to pursue entrepreneurship. Learn More