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

Find out if you qualify

“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: 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: 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)…

Teach students how to fight back against Trump’s cruel “public charge” regulation

Categories: General Announcements

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who do not speak English, earn low wages, do not have a stable job, have a medical condition or access public benefits could be prohibited from having a permanent future in the United States.…

Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families

Categories: In the Media

Published October 11, 2018.

“This is why I am so inspired by undocumented students who are trying to get an education and build a future in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s also why I am so excited to see how California’s public colleges and universities are responding to a new opportunity to bolster their efforts to help undocumented students and their families succeed.”

Read the full story: Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families (Haas Jr: Perspectives)…

32 Colleges to Expand Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

California Campus Catalyst Fund Will Support Resource Centers, Legal Services, and Other Programs

We are proud to oversee and administer the California Campus Catalyst Fund to create and expand programs to support undocumented immigrants and their families.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is a three-year initiative founded by educators, funders, and advocates to increase support at campuses representing the state’s three public higher education segments: California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.…