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.…

September 2018 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletters

Entrepreneurship Fund Applications Due October 4th

Only one more week to apply for our Entrepreneurship Fund (formerly FUSE)! We will be awarding $250,000 in grants to undocumented entrepreneurs across the country. Grantees will be offered support and guidance from professional advisors as well as opportunities to network with other undocumented entrepreneurs. …

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 Applications for Entrepreneurship Fund

Categories: Financial Support, General Announcements

“This grant gave me the confidence to take my business to the next level, to create a space to help others and, most importantly, to help me grow as a social entrepreneur.” — Maria Mendez, 2016 Entrepreneurship Fund Grantee

Undocumented entrepreneurs working to create social change can apply for grants and support through Immigrants Rising’s Entrepreneurship Fund.…

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)…