Recap from our Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami

Categories: Entrepreneurship, General Announcements

At our second annual Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami, 45 undocumented entrepreneurs from 13 U.S. states and 15 home countries came together to connect, learn, and motivate one another. Attendees participated in hands-on workshops (including a media training with journalist and writer Jorge Ramos), received feedback on their projects, connected with local entrepreneurs, and pitched their projects for a chance to win monetary prizes during shark tank competitions.…

New Report on Undocumented Students at CA Community Colleges

Categories: General Announcements, Higher Education, Resources

Expanding institutional support for undocumented immigrants ensures that California’s public higher education system will remain a beacon of hope and opportunity for all.

We’re excited to share our groundbreaking statewide landscape analysis of the California Community Colleges (CCC) resulting in the CCC Dreamers Project Report: Strengthening Institutional Practices To Support Undocumented Student Success.…

February 2019 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletters

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. All application materials must be submitted and received by Friday, March 8th.…

Meet our Newest Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees

Categories: Entrepreneurship, General Announcements

We are delighted to announce our newest Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees!

After a review of 216 proposals from 247 undocumented young people, living in 29 different states and hailing from 40 countries of origin, we have selected six entrepreneurial projects to support through our Entrepreneurship Fund.…

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.…