October 2020 Newsletter


Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day. If you are eligible and are planning on voting in person, make your plan to vote — know who the candidates are and know what is on your ballot. Learn More at Vote.org.

Photos of 2020 High School Career Program Participants

Introducing Our 2020 High School Career Program Participants

This year, we have selected five young undocumented professionals pursuing a career in high school education to participate in our High School Career Program. Read their profiles here.

Immigrants Rising presents: The Undocumented Lawyer

We’ve partnered with Optimist Films to host an exclusive early screening and a Q&A session of the unreleased HBO documentary, The Undocumented Lawyer.

Stream The Undocumented Lawyer for free until Friday, October 30.

Watch the recorded live discussion with Lizbeth Mateo and other guests from our community from Tuesday, October 27.

New Resources

Increasing College Application Submissions Amongst High School and Transfer Students
Join us on Thursday, November 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 PT to learn how to increase college enrollment amongst undocumented high school and transfer students. In partnership with college and career counselors, we will share promising practices, outreach strategies, and a brand new resource that ensures a smoother enrollment process into college for your students. Register Here

Developing a Strong Undocumented Student Task Force on Your Campus
Learn tangible steps to develop an effective undocumented student task force, or strengthen an existing one, in order to create meaningful institutional changes on your campus. Learn More

Community Stories

Cris Mercado, founder and CEO of GrantAnswers

This month, we celebrate the Filipino American History Month by uplifting the story of a Filipino American immigrant who is making history with us.

Cris Mercado, founder and CEO of GrantAnswers and an Entrepreneurship Ambassador, reflects on the factors that led him to pursue entrepreneurship. Watch Cris’ Story