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Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

Categories: In the Media

Published April 25, 2019.

Norma Vizcaino, an Immigrants’ Rising Student Fellow, a DACA recipient and a computer science major, said immigrant students can often feel alone and isolated because it’s difficult to ask for help without feeling like a target.

“The Dreamer Center on campus is so important because students like me have somewhere visible to go to and ask for help and meet people you can trust,” said Vizcaino, a first-generation college student.…

Immigrants Rising Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Categories: Fellowships, General Announcements

At Immigrants Rising, we believe education is the key to personal transformation. The opportunity to learn, whether it is in a classroom, at a job site or in other forms, gives individuals agency to improve their own lives. Undocumented young people, however, have limited access to professional learning opportunities that offer hands-on experience.…

March 2019 Newsletter

Categories: General Announcements, Newsletters

RECAP FROM OUR FESTIVAL OF UNDOCUINNOVATION IN MIAMI

Forty-five undocumented entrepreneurs from 13 U.S. states and 15 home countries came together to connect, learn, and motivate one another at our second annual Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami last week. Learn More

“The most valuable thing I am taking away from this weekend is the new relationship with undocumented entrepreneurs and innovators from around the nation.…

Recap from our Festival of UndocuInnovation in Miami

Categories: Festival of UndocuInnovation, 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, 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: General Announcements, 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 Fund, 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.…

“Beyond Borders” discussion with Immigrants Rising, NY Times, and Holly Cooper

Categories: General Announcements, In the Media

Join Immigrants Rising’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Katharine Gin, New York Times journalists Miriam Jordan and Kirk Semple, and Holly Cooper from the UC Davis Immigration Clinic for a discussion about “immigration in the Trump era” and what’s happening on our borders and in our cities, including San Francisco.…