June 2021 Newsletter

Photo of Jesus and Tommy from #UndocuPride Instagram Live

Happy Pride & Immigrant Heritage Month From Immigrants Rising!

In celebration of LGBT Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month, we invited Immigrants Rising’s former Legal Services Coordinator and a long-time community member Tommy for a conversation about the intersection between LGBT and being undocumented, specifically in the experiences of undocuTrans folks.

A recording of the live conversation can be watched here.

"There has never been a more important time for SEED."

$5.41 Million to Support Undocumented Entrepreneurs

We have been awarded a California Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development Grant (“SEED Grant”) of $5.41 million, to provide microgrants and technical assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs across California. Read our Press Release here.

Sign up to our entrepreneurship listserv to be the first to get notified when the SEED Grant application goes live.

A Call for Mental Health Providers

Our mental health program is looking for trained mental health providers or registered clinicians who are interested in volunteering their services.

Can you share this flyer with your network to help us reach more volunteer therapists?

New Resource

California: SB 68/AB 540 Attendance Worksheet

Students who meet the California SB 68/AB 540 eligibility will be able to pay in-state tuition (avoiding out-of-state fees) and apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act application. Use this worksheet to determine your eligibility for in-state tuition in California by tracking the requirements and monitoring your progress, all in one central location.

Community Story

Photo of Marnie the cat on top of emergency grant packages.

Serving Immigrant High School Students in the Bay Area

With the generous support of the Stupski Foundation (and help of Marnie the cat), Immigrants Rising is currently providing cash assistance and legal screening to more than 120 immigrant high school students in Alameda County and San Francisco through its Immigration Legal Intake Service (ILIS). ILIS is a free and confidential service that communicates directly with those who complete the intake form. Learn More