October 2021 Newsletter

AB 540’s 20 Year Anniversary Continues

✍️ AB 540’s 20 Year Anniversary Continues ✍️

This month, we gathered 1,200 educators, students, legislators, administrators, and community members from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540, the landmark California law that opened up access to higher education for undocumented students. The conference does not mark the end of our advocacy, but it’s only the beginning of this new exciting phase for creating more opportunities in higher education for undocumented students.

➡️ Take action with us! Let’s build on the momentum of the conference to advocate for the equitable implementation of AB 540 across California public colleges and universities.

New Resource

🛫 The Advance Parole Travel Guide 🛬

This resource provides an overview of what Advance Parole is and how it works, how to fund your trip, the requirements of the application, preparing to travel, experiences abroad, and readjusting to life in the States.
➡️ Learn More

🔧 California In-State Tuition Tool 🔧

Did you know that as a California student, you can save up to $29,754 in tuition and receive additional financial aid by qualifying for AB 540/SB 68? We just launched this handy, easy-to-use In-State Tuition Tool to figure out if you meet the eligibility requirements.
➡️ Check it out here!

🙌 Join Our Growing Team! 🙌

We’re looking for 3 Educational Transitions Coaches and a Development Manager to join and support our team.
➡️ Learn more about each position and apply here!

Immigrants Rising is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

💸 $500 Grant & Legal Assistance for High School Students in Alameda & SF 💸

We’re partnering with the Stupski Foundation to provide cash assistance and free legal screenings for undocumented high school students in San Francisco and Alameda County.
➡️ Read more here!
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Community Story

“Know that we’re not alone and that there are people that can help us through the [grieving] process.”

Mayra Barragan-O’Brien, founder of UndocuMental Health and former Catalyst Fund Fellow, shares with Teen Vogue how transnational grief may look like for undocumented folks.
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