32 Colleges to Expand Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

California Campus Catalyst Fund Will Support Resource Centers, Legal Services, and Other Programs

We are proud to oversee and administer the California Campus Catalyst Fund to create and expand programs to support undocumented immigrants and their families.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is a three-year initiative founded by educators, funders, and advocates to increase support at campuses representing the state’s three public higher education segments: California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.…

Introducing our 2018 Scholars

Categories: Financial Support, General Announcements

This year we invited eight extraordinary students to be part of our Scholars Program (formerly known as the New American Scholars Program). These scholars have demonstrated resilience and determination in pursuing higher education despite extraordinary obstacles and adversity. Their areas of study are Marketing, Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy, Theater, Mathematics, and Geotechnical Engineering.…

Helping students figure out if they qualify for in-state tuition

Categories: General Announcements, Services

“Getting in-state tuition helps me become a normal student. I get to be a student who goes to classes and worries about homework not just about money.” — Izabela Menga, Fellow and Scholar

Students can quickly find out whether they’re eligible for in-state tuition at California colleges and universities through our new In-State Tuition Tool.…

Now Accepting Presentation Requests

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Help students make decisions based on potential, not perceived limits.

Immigrants Rising offers in-person and online presentations about the opportunities available for undocumented young people to go to college and pursue careers. Our presentations cover immigration law and policy, college access, financial aid, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship.…

Resources for Schools to Support Undocumented Students

Categories: General Announcements, Services

When undocumented young people are able to pursue their education, they can create brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our educational resource binder gives educators information and tools to help undocumented students realize their potential.

The binder includes step-by-step guides to applying for California’s in-state tuition, state-based financial aid, and scholarships.…

Deported at Any Time: How Dreamers Thrive Despite Uncertainty

Categories: In the Media, Leadership Opportunities, Services

“All of us — with or without DACA — and our family members can get deported at any time. My parents and I have thought about what we’d do if we are forced to leave, like consolidating bank accounts and starting a business in our home country,” said liana Perez, a DACA recipient and the head of Immigrants Rising, E4FC’s initiative that helps undocumented youth pursue entrepreneurship.…