Who is Immigrants Rising?

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Julio Navarette talks about what Immigrants Rising means to him.


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How does Immigrants Rising transform lives?


How do We Handle Fear?

Jorge Ramos talks with our Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees.

CA In-State Tuition Has Expanded

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California Community Colleges’ New Mandate To Serve DACA Students Has No Funding

Categories: General Announcements

"Now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1645 into law, California Community Colleges are required to expand resources for undocumented immigrant students. However, there is one major problem with this law: the lack of funding to implement...Earlier this year California Community Colleges reported that only 35 of the system’s 115 community colleges have Dream Resource Centers. The existing centers are supported by a combination of the colleges’ own funding as well as external dollars."

How To Give Immigrant Entrepreneurs The Keys To Succeed

Categories: In the Media

Immigrants Rising is leading the research agenda on immigrants and entrepreneurship in America, along with its UndocuHustle program, which supports immigrants on their path to small business ownership with pitch competitions and mentoring.

California community colleges need money to meet new state law to help dreamers

Categories: California Campus Catalyst Fund, In the Media

Currently, 35 of the system’s 115 community colleges have Dream Resource Centers, according to a report on undocumented students published earlier this year by the California Community Colleges. The existing centers are supported by a combination of the colleges’ own funding as well as external dollars. For example, the California Campus Catalyst Fund, an initiative that supports undocumented students, helps fund centers at colleges including Chabot College in Alameda County, Oxnard College in Ventura County and San Diego Mesa College.

EDUCATORS: Help Undocumented Students Triumph!

Categories: General Announcements, Resources

Education is the key to personal transformation—the opportunity to learn, whether it is in a classroom or a job site, gives individuals the agency to improve their own lives. We are excited to share new resources to help educators support undocumented students in achieving their educational ambitions:…

Support Karen Fight her Deportation Case

Categories: General Announcements, Personal Stories

Karen Hernandez is a student at LA Trade Tech and one of our former Catalyst Fellows. She needs to raise $3,000 to fight her deportation case, stay in school and continue being a role model for her sons. Please watch this video and consider supporting Karen.

September 2019 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletters

Recap from our Catalyst Fund Statewide Convening, a new guide to help you build on-campus undocumented student programs, and more!