Jennifer Pence & Adam Feder
"We need lots of smart, hard-working immigrants to continue to improve the U.S."
“This organization creates opportunities and opens doors, often for people that don’t think those doors even exist.” — Alvaro Morales, Entrepreneurship Fund Grantee
In 2022-2023, we will serve over 3,000 people through our grants, programs, and services and reach almost 750,000 people through our online resources. Here is the impact we will make this year:
|Higher Education Impact||
17 higher education leaders in our Intersegmental Work Group will develop guidelines for the equitable administration of AB 540/SB 68 across California.
1500+ educators and administrators will receive specialized training and technical assistance to support undocumented students.
700,000 users will access our online resources about higher education including our In-State Tuition Tool and Scholarship List.
|Career Programs Impact||50 undocumented professionals will receive over 6,000 hours of training, mentorship, coaching, and hands-on career experience, six of whom will gain 2,715 hours towards their mental health provider licensure.|
|Law School Programs Impact||
60 undocumented students will participate in a “Pre-Law Bootcamp” with 12 hours of workshops about applying to law school.
10 undocumented students will receive $25,000 in “Pre-Law Fund” grants to cover the costs of applying to law school.
1,200 users will access our online law school resources for undocumented students.
We will disburse $2,820,000 in micro-grants to undocumented entrepreneurs–including current and former DACA beneficiaries–to launch or grow their businesses.
500 undocumented SEED grantees will participate in 10 hours of workshops on business management.
Our Spark entrepreneurship materials will be accessed by 13,000 users across 10 different states.
|Legal Services Impact||
200 undocumented people—including 40 DACA beneficiaries—will learn about their immigration legal remedies through our online intake service.
12,000 users will access our legal resources translated into Spanish.
|Mental Health Impact||
174 undocumented people will receive over 6,000 hours of individual therapy through our Mental Health Connector.
300 undocumented people–at least 40% of whom are DACA recipients–will receive 2,000 hours of support through our Wellness Support Groups.