Who is Immigrants Rising?

Learn about our Mission, Vision, and Values

Julio Navarette talks about what Immigrants Rising means to him.


Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grants

Short-term grants of up to $2,000 for entrepreneurs and freelancers

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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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!

Introducing our 2019-2020 Fellows

Categories: Fellowships, General Announcements, Leadership Opportunities

Immigrants Rising offers year-long fellowships for undocumented young people in the Bay Area and nationwide. This year, we selected 18 new fellows. They will benefit from extensive training and professional development in Entrepreneurship, High School Engagement, Higher Education, Immigration Law, and Research & Storytelling.…

This Is What Job Hunting While Undocumented Can Be Like

Categories: In the Media, Resources

Iliana Perez, a DACA recipient and director of research and entrepreneurship at the San Francisco-based organization Immigrants Rising, wrote a comprehensive guide on life after college for undocumented students. Perez said the biggest challenge she sees with being an undocumented independent contractor is developing an entrepreneurial mindset for creating income-generation opportunities.

Alejandro Sanz and His #DREAMERTeam Are a Beacon of Tangible Hope for These Fearful Times

Categories: Entrepreneurship Fund, Financial Support, In the Media

At each of his concerts, Alejandro Sanz has met with a group of DACA recipients, undocumented immigrants, and their parents. Not only has he held private meet-and-greets, he is also raising funds through the sale of a “DREAMER” t-shirt for three organizations that benefit DREAMers: Dream Big Nevada’s DACA renewal fund, Immigrants Rising’s entrepreneurship program, and a college scholarship program, The Ascend Educational Fund.

Dream Resource Center Opens in Oxnard

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

“We are very lucky to be the recipient of the Catalyst fund grant,” said Dolores Ortiz, a sociology professor at Oxnard College. “It is a three-year grant that we will have over $300,000 and we have a lot of great programming. What we are aiming to do is create sustainable resources so that even when the grant money runs out we continue to offer resources to students and in the Ventura County area.”