DACA Updates

Categories: General Announcements, Services

Following Trump Administration's announcement on changes to the DACA program, USCIS recently announced details about how those changes are going to be implemented. Here's what we know so far.

ONLY IN AMERICA: Renaissance Dreamer

Categories: In the Media

In this episode, Saba (PhD candidate, jazz pianist, entrepreneur, Dreamer activist, TedX speaker, and Entrepreneurship Fellow) talks about her contribution to the Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble album, “American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” featuring the John Daversa Big Band and 53 DACA artists, which recently received three Grammy nominations.…

California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 15, 2018.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund awards grants of about $125,000 each to 32 public colleges and universities across the state, to expand legal aid, mental health services and career guidance to undocumented students. The funders of CA Catalyst Fund are also taking the unusual move of assisting students’ undocumented family members with services that range from legal consultations and mental health therapy to workshops on how to become an entrepreneur and civics classes teaching them how to participate in a city council meeting.…

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.…

Whatever Trump decides to do with DACA, these young immigrants will find a way to keep innovating

Categories: Financial Support, In the Media, Leadership Opportunities

Published September 1, 2017.

At the upcoming Festival of UndocuInnovation, Dreamers from around the country will share their projects and look for funding and support.

Read the full story: Whatever Trump decides to do with DACA, these young immigrants will find a way to keep innovating (Fast Company.com)…