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Dreams Don’t Have a Due Date

Categories: General Announcements

Lorenza is a single mom who believes no dream is too big to accomplish. Like many migrants arriving today, Lorenza came to the United States escaping violence and in search for a better life. After 11 years of working twelve-hour shifts, she was finally able to go back to school.…

Gratitude Brings out the Fullness of Life

Categories: General Announcements

This year, we asked Immigrants Rising family members to share what they’re grateful for this year. Click on each person’s image to read their message.

We give thanks for the enormous contributions of immigrants.

“Little is more extraordinary than the decision to immigrate,” wrote John F.…

Cal State receives grant to help undocumented students

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

Published November 1, 2018.

Cal State San Bernardino is expanding and creating programs as part of a $125,000 annual grant renewable for up to three years to support undocumented students and their families realize their full potential.

Read the full story: Cal State receives grant to help undocumented students (Fontana Herald News)…

Undocumented on Campus: California Funders Come Together for Immigrant Students

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

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is addressing a unique need that has gone otherwise unnoticed in the recent debates about immigration. The fund recently committed to supporting 32 campuses all across the state of California starting this fall, with money for resource centers, legal services, mental health services, and other types of support for undocumented students.…

“WAKING DREAM” Premieres on 11/13

Categories: General Announcements

Join Immigrants Rising, the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), the Dreamer Fund, and iNation Media to celebrate the launch of WAKING DREAM, a six-episode web series that follows the journey of six undocumented youths as they sit in limbo between deportation and a roadmap to citizenship.…

October 2018 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletters

Undocumented Student Week of Action

This month we joined the Undocumented Student Week of Action to provide support and resources to undocumented community college students throughout California. You can still access the webinars we hosted on the Undocumented Student Week of Action webpage. …

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.…

Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

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

Published October 18, 2018.

UC Merced has long served as an educational opportunity for undocumented students and their families. A new grant will ensure the university can help more scholars realize their academic, career and personal goals.

Read the full story: Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families (UC Merced Newsroom)…