E4FC is Now Immigrants Rising

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79 brand-new scholarships

and 198 total scholarships open to individuals without DACA or in-state eligibility

How does Immigrants Rising transform lives?

Introducing California Campus Catalyst Fund

CA In-State Tuition Has Expanded

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First Convening of California Campus Catalyst Fund

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

 

On January 10th, over 200 students, educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders gathered in Long Beach, California to engage in inspiring conversations about how California colleges and universities can best address the diverse needs of undocumented students and families at such a critically important time.…

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Catalyst Grant

Categories: In the Media

Published January 29, 2019.

A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant, also known as the California Campus Catalyst Fund. Bakersfield College is one of 33 California schools to receive the California Campus Catalyst Fund, a three-year initiative program funded and overseen by Immigrants Rising.…

Nafees: Rescinding the Texas Dream Act would hurt the state’s economy

Categories: In the Media

Published January 21, 2019.

The Texas Dream Act, passed in 2001, enables residents without legal status to pay in-state tuition fees at state colleges and universities. A new bill proposed by Rep. Biedermann, if passed, would not only rescind the Texas Dream Act and place a huge barrier on Texan immigrants but also hurt the Texas economy.…

January 2019 Newsletter

Categories: General Announcements

Inspiration, Community, and Knowledge at First Convening of California Campus Catalyst Fund

The first convening of our California Campus Catalyst Fund brought together over 200 people from all over California to engage in inspiring conversations about how public colleges and universities can address the needs of undocumented students and families at such a critically important time.…

2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series Starts January 31st

Categories: General Announcements, Services

We’re excited to announce the schedule for our 2019 Entrepreneurship Webinar Series!

The Entrepreneurship Webinar Series was created to inform immigrants—regardless of status—about alternatives to employment through entrepreneurship. To date, we have held 8 webinars that cover topics including “Working for Yourself”, “Credit and Financial Capital”, “Choosing a Business Structure”, and “Financing/Bootstrapping Your Business”.…

DACA Updates

Categories: General Announcements, Services

January 22, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) decided not to take the DACA case during this term and DACA renewals will remain open for people eligible to renew. DACA recipients are encouraged to continue renewing their DACA as the SCOTUS may take the case on the next available term—which begins on October 1, 2019.…

VAWA Update

Categories: General Announcements

January 3, 2019

On December 21, 2018 VAWA expired at midnight due to the government shut down resulting in temporary funding cut off for programs that help victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking.

Grants already awarded under the law will not be affected by the lapse in its authorization, but the shutdown will delay payment requests from VAWA-funded programs.…

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.…