Overview: Resources

Themes/Topics: Art & Empowerment, College Access, Entrepreneurship, Immigration Policy, Paying for College

Geography: Local (Bay Area), National, State

Audience: Ally, Educator, Undocumented Youth

In this section, you will find a complete list of our resources.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BASIC FACTS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Learn about entrepreneurship opportunities available for immigrants, regardless of status.
Guide

ITIN GUIDE

Information about the IRS’s Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
Guide

LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

This guide highlights possibilities open to undocumented students after graduation, including an overview of graduate and professional school and ways to earn a living through entrepreneurship.
Guide

WORKING FOR YOURSELF

Find out how to become an independent contractor and what you need to pursue this option, including personal information and tax liabilities.
Guide
Handout
Webinar

ITINS, EINS AND TAXES

This guide summarizes information related to the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and Employer Identification Number (EIN), as well as documentation needed to file taxes as an entrepreneur (with and without employees).
Guide
Handout
Webinar

BUSINESS STRUCTURES

Undocumented individuals can set up different types of business structures — sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or worker co-ops. Learn about the benefits, limitations, and requirements of each business structure.
Guide
Handout
Webinar

CREDIT AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL

Learn to build credit and access financial capital for yourself and your business.
Guide
Handout
Webinar

BUSINESS PLANS

Learn to create a successful business plan by using an app developed by Centro Community Partners, an Oakland-based nonprofit that provides low-income entrepreneurs with trainings and resources.
Webinar

IMMIGRATION REMEDIES THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Learn about immigration remedies available to immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States.
Webinar

WORKER COOPERATIVES & LLC’S

Learn about worker cooperatives and LLCs and how they are established and operated.
Webinar

ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING FOR IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS

This is a (growing) curated list of organizations, fellowships, and websites that offer funding, legal support, or training, for undocumented entrepreneurs.
● Guide


Paying For College

IN-STATE TUITION & CA DREAM ACT

Know the difference between In-State Tuition and CA Dream Act
Post

IN-STATE TUITION

Overview of qualifications for in-state tuition and exemption for non-resident tuition in California
Overview

CA DREAM ACT

Details on state-based and institutional financial aid and steps to apply for CADA
Overview
CADA Map
Checklist for CADA Application
Timeline for CADA Applications

SENATE BILL 68 (SB68)

In-state tuition eligibility is expanding in California through SB 68 and now includes new attendance and degree requirements. Learn more about SB68
Fact Sheet
Quick Guide

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IN-STATE TUITION, CA DREAM ACT, AND DACA

Understand the differences between these policies and their implications for tuition and financial aid
Flyer

FAFSA VS CA DREAM ACT

Understand the differences between the CA financial aid and the federal financial aid applications to figure out which one best fits your situation to maximize your aid
Flyer

TYPES OF CALIFORNIA STATE FINANCIAL AID

Use this chart to identify types of financial aid available at CCCs, CSUs, UCs and Private colleges and universities in California
Flyer

CHECKLIST TO APPLY FOR THE CAL GRANT

This checklist helps students identify the necessary steps and important dates to apply for the Cal Grant
Worksheet

CA RESIDENCY FOR TUITION PURPOSES

Know the rules regarding CA residency for tuition purposes
Flyer

AFFIDAVITS FOR UC, CSU, AND CCC

Learn how to submit the AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 affidavits to your school
Instructions
Affidavit for Universities of CA
Affidavit for CA State Universities
Affidavit for CA Community Colleges

VERIFYING YOUR INCOME FOR THE CA DREAM ACT

Learn about the income verification process, which includes requirements for dependent and independent students
Flyer

SELECTIVE SERVICE AND THE CA DREAM ACT

Men who are between the age of 18 and 25 years old, even undocumented individuals, must register for the selective service to avoid delays in your CA Dream Act application
Flyer

MIXED FAMILY STATUS

Resource for students who are U.S. citizen and living in California, but with parent(s) who are undocumented
Flyer

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. Check out our list of scholarships and essay-building worksheets
Undergraduate Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships
Additional Databases
Building Your Essay
Scholarship Search Chart

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT BUDGET WORKSHEET

A worksheet to help you plan your college finances
Worksheet

DEFINING UNDOCUMENTED

A brief description of this term “undocumented”
Flyer

COMPARISON OF BENEFITS AND RIGHTS BASED ON IMMIGRANT STATUS IN CALIFORNIA

Learn about public benefits and rights related to education, financial aid, and transportation based on immigration status
Flyer


College Access

EDUCATIONAL BINDER

Complete set of resources educators can use to increase college access for undocumented students in California
● Subscribing to Educational Binder (Coming Soon)

QUICK GUIDE TO COLLEGE ACCESS

List of resources regarding to CA in-state tuition eligibility, financial aid, and scholarships
Flyer

TOP 10 WAYS TO SUPPORT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

Ten ways for educators to support undocumented students
Booklet

UNDOCUCOLLEGE GUIDE & EQUITY TOOL

Guide colleges and universities in California to assess, analyze and report about the level of support currently present at their institution for undocumented students
Guide
Flyer

UNDERSTANDING THE SANCTUARY SCHOOL & SAFE ZONE MOVEMENT

Overview of sanctuary schools and safe zones and key components of the protections available by law
Guide


Immigration Policy

GLOSSARY OF COMMON LEGAL TERMS

Glossary of legal terms intended for undocumented individuals who are attempting to identify and navigate possible forms of immigration relief
Post

GETTING LEGAL HELP

Need reliable legal help? Learn how to get started.
Flyer

BEYOND DEFERRED ACTION

Learn about options for gaining longer-term status and categories that might work for you now, or in the future
Guide

STEPS TO RENEW DACA

Steps to completing DACA renewal
Post

COMPARISON OF BENEFITS AND RIGHTS BASED ON IMMIGRANT STATUS IN CA

Learn about public benefits and rights related to education, financial aid, and transportation based on immigration status.
Flyer

DEFINING UNDOCUMENTED

A brief description of this term “undocumented”
Flyer


Art & Empowerment

MESSAGES TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

Poster series created to inspire undocumented youth to reach their full potential
Poster

UNDOCUMENTED VIDEO

Check out these videos, blogs, and other resources that reclaim the narrative and portray the challenges, resilience, and joy of undocumented young people.
Bibliography

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