United We Dream Congress 2014


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Frequently Asked Questions

College Possible (Saint Paul, MN)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients

New Haven Promise (New Haven, CT)

  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.

Note:Lead sponsor for Connecticut Students for a Dream educators conference

Center for American Progress

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day

Additional: Release press statement uplifting the commitments of others and showing that our work on higher education will be inclusive.

Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #5: Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure

Additional: CCCIE will develop a one-pager for educators–Top 10 Ways Educators Can Work With and For Undocumented students, providing suggestions, links, and resources to help practitioners support educational  access and success for  DACA and DAPA students and all undocumented students. We hope to develop this in partnership with United We Dream in order to ensure student participation.

Field Elementary School (Houston, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day

Cunningham Elementary (Austin, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day

Ollin University Prep (Huntington Park, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure

The Hanal School (Leonia, NJ)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants

Note: To work with students to create an in-school program to assist in finding scholarships/funding specifically allocated for Undocumented Students.

Central New Mexico Community College (Albuquerque, NM)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients

Additional: DACA/DAPA workshop for CNM achievement coaches and advisors to better support undocumented immigrant students at CNM

Everett Community College (Everett, WA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign

Note: We at Everett have a Taskforce of staff that are passionate about helping Dreamers make gains in their educational and career pathways. We have created subcommittees working on different avenues that will help bring barriers down, and give students more accessibility. I am always committed to learning more about how I can further help Dreamers meet their goals.From Abraham R. and Anisha combined

Rutgers University (Newark, NJ)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website

Note: We already have hosted a regional information day/college fair about admissions and financial aid for undocumented students and their families.

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students

Additional: CSU commits to offering institutional aid to our undocumented students who demonstrate financial need.

California State University Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5: Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding (pg.41).,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign

Northern Arizona University Faculty

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships

Note:Students and allies at NAU are working to support DREAMers and to get the Arizona Board of Regents to offer in-state tuition, financial aid and state funded scholarships to DACA-approved DREAMers.

A success was to get the student government, ASNAU, to pass a resolution supporting in-state tuition for DREAMers with DACA. Furthermore the Faculty Senate at NAU, ASU and UofA have all passed a similar resolutions. The City of Flagstaff also passed a resolution and we hope to get the presidents of the three universities to issue a statement in favor.

Southern Connecticut State University

  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,

University of Connecticut School of Social Work

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.

Note:Tabling event around undocumented student issues

Loyola University Chicago Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Chicago, Illinois)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,

Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5: Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students

Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,

California State University San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students

Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students

Note: We have a peer mentoring program for undocumented student to support one another

University of Denver (Denver, CO)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5: Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants

Southport Middle School (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.

Latinos Unidos Siempre (Salem, Oregon)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

21 Progress (Seattle, WA)

  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle.


Note: We commit to connecting with institutions in Washington State to provide training, awareness building, and support to staff, students and faculty.

Teach for America (New York, NY)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students.

Mi Cafe con Leche (Wicihta Falls, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.

O.L.A. Raza, Inc. (Porterville, California)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Barrio Logan College Institute (San Diego, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.

LA’s Promise (Los Angeles, California)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle

Education Austin (Austin, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign

SteppingUP/OCCHC (Santa Ana, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school.,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school.,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students.

Greater Reading Immigration Project (Reading, PA)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (Birmingham, Alabama)

  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students.
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students

MARIETTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Marietta, GA)

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day, Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.

Willard Middle School (Berkeley, California)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.

Somerville High School (Somerville, MA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.

E.L.Haynes High School (Washington DC)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.

Urbana High School (Urbana, Illinois)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.

Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club..
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus.,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding.

Life Academy (Oakland CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.

Pasadena Early College High School (Pasadena, CA)

  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students.

NOTE: Attend more trainings  to see how can I help and inform my students about opportunities for financial aid in college.

Gadsden High School (Anthony, New Mexico)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe.,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy Charter High School (Chicago, IL)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school.,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus.,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school.,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic, .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign..

Chicago Academy High School (Chicago, IL)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants.

Field Elementary School (Houston, TX)

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.

Northwest Classen High School (Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.

Fort Lupton High School (Greeley, CO)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school.

Escamilla Intermediate (Houston, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day. Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school.

Pasadena Independent School District (Pasadena, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day. Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.

Prescott College (Prescott, AZ)

 

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.

Note: Currently, we are organizing with the local undocumented community around education equity and fundraising to start a scholarship at Prescott College called the Freedom Education Fund.

MassBay Community College (Wellesley, MA)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.

Note: Yes, This time the Provost’s Office is involve in the event we are organizing “Understanding Immigrant Student Issues”

Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students.


Note:I have secured funding for a symposium to increase awareness with regard to DREAMer students in our community.  It will focus on addressing students parents, potential AB540 eligible students in our area, and providers.  We are currently in the planning phase but are scheduling the event for late June 2015.  

Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.


NOTE: On April 7, we are hosting an Open House in The Center for International and Undocumented Students so come out in support of undocumented students.  This is special day since we have just renamed our center which was previously named the International Center.  The new name is more appropriate since we serve both international and undocumented students as well as New Americans.

College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships.
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Richard Daley Community College (Chicago, IL)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system.
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Lexington, KY)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships.
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants.


Note: We currently have two full time staff and one part time staff that focuses services and programs for undocumented students.  The Latino Outreach and Immigrant Student Services Office is leading these commitments with support from the VP for Multiculturalism and Inclusion and a cross-departmental team of faculty/staff.

Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria California)

  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment.,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Community College of Denver (Denver, CO)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.

San Antonio College (San Antonio, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships.

Alamo Colleges Brackenridge Community Education Center (San, Antonio, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.

University of Houston (Houston, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.

University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.,
  • Commitment #5: Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.

California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school.

University of California Davis (Davis, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants.


Note: Will also infuse discussion of undocumented students and community into larger campus-wide events and programs.

University of California Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

 

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution


Note: We have a team of staff, faculty, undocumented students, and allies that all work collaboratively to provide programming and events for undocumented students.

Seminole State College (Sanford, FL)

  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign

Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.

University of North Texas (Denton, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic.
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle.


Additional- Conduct and share research about the needs of undocumented students at my campus and work with students and administrators to address those needs. This includes: recruitment and retention efforts, advising center or support program.

University Of Illinois at Chicago Office of Career services (Chicago, IL)

  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants.

Fisk University (Nashville TN)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.

Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)

 

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students.

 

NOTE: We will be coordinating an event called “Day of The Dreams”. There are 4 components to this day. The first one is having a photo booth set up on our campus where educators, allies, and undocumented students can take a picture with a sign showing support of undocumented students. The second event is a staff/administrators panel where 5 staff will be speaking about their experiences with helping undocumented students. The 3rd event is a panel with undocumented students on campus and their experiences here. The 4th event for the day is a workshop where you can learn to be an ally.

Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)

  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.

Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle.

California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.

San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system.,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign.

 

Note: Already completed:  1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 28

Pledging to complete: 6, 10, 27

Longer term goal: 27  definitely committed, but to take place within one to two years

University of New Mexico- El Centro de la Raza (Albuquerque, NM)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school .,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students, .
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment.,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign.


Note: Currently we work and support the UNM Dream Team in many of these efforts.  We will continue to collaborate and partner to accomplish these commitments.

University of California San Diego (San Diego, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.

Undocumented Student Services at UC San Diego pledges to share our plan to photograph 50 educators with “I am an unafraid educator” signs between now and Educator Coming Out Day on November 12.

Colorado State University Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day.,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website.,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.,
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school.,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships.,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system.,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment.,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution.,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.,
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants.,
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign.,
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,
  • Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients,
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.


Note: I commit to work toward achieving the goals above.  I am currently an advisor for an organization in which at least 1/2 are DREAMERS.  We are paving the way right now and already have a bit of an informal system in place.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Maywood, IL)

 

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day – will be a series of educational events throughout the year.
  • Commitment #16: Continue to develop financial aid options including scholarships and novel loan programs

Note: We have worked with the Illinois Financing Authority to provide loans to DACA medical students.

University of Maryland (College Park, MD)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students.

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure.
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club.
  • Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school
  • Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school
  • Commitment #12: Host an educators conference at your school
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships,
  • Commitment #17: Create a book lending system
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution
  • Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students
  • Commitment #27: Create a class inclusive of the realities & successes of undocumented immigrants
  • Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.


NOTE: We are committed to continuing the development of “Leadership Without Borders” a space at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center dedicated to the leadership development journey of undocumented college students.

Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago IL)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure
  • Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students
  • Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients
  • Commitment #19: Create the opportunity for undocumented students to serve as student government.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution
  • Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students
  • Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

University of Arizona Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (Tucson, AZ)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day
  • Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day., Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day. Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus, Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school., Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients. Commitment #29: Co-lead a statewide or national education equity campaign.

Metropolitan State University (Denver, CO)

Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website. Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school.

Commitment #26: Invest in a resource center for undocumented students.

University of California Merced (Merced, CA)

  • Commitment #1: National educators coming out day,
  • Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website,
  • Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure,
  • Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club,
  • Commitment #9: Create a tracking system for undocumented students,
  • Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school,
  • Commitment # 13: Provide free legal counseling to undocumented students,
  • Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,
  • Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students,
  • Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.
  • Commitment #20: Create the opportunity for on campus student employment,
  • Commitment #21: Amend or create job positions that work with & support undocumented students,
  • Commitment #22: Create access to emergency funding,
  • Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution,
  • Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students

University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day, Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day, Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website. Commitment #10: Host an UndocuWeek on your campus, Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students.Commitment #25: Implement & host an orientation for undocumented students.

Note: We are also adding a commitment to encourage International Office staff to attend the DEEP Educator’s Conference on our campus in June. Morevoer, we will have an Undocumented Awareness Day on April 7th from 3-4pm

  1. co-hosted by the International Office and ULI
  2. We will be showing “Living Undocumented” and then have a panel of 2 educators and 2 undocumented students
  3. Purpose of the event is to talk about the issues that undocumented students face as well as highlighting Institutions Coming Out Day.

Tufts University- Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (Somerville, MA)

Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day,Commitment #3: Pass a resolution re-committing to Plyler v Doe, Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website, Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students. Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school., Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students, . Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships. Commitment #28: Co-lead an institutional education equity campaign.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois)

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day, Commitment #5:  Create an undocumented student resource guide or brochure, Commitment #7: Start an undocumented student support group or club. Commitment #8: Convene a team of frontline staff at your school, Commitment #11: Implement the UndocuPeers ally training at your school, Commitment #15: Create a taskforce of educators and students. Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships., Commitment #18: Train your staff to work with DACA recipients.

University of Arizona

Commitment #1: National educators coming out day.

Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

Commitment #2: Host an undocumented immigrant awareness day, Commitment #4: Compile services & resources on your schools website, Commitment #6: Institutional statement in support of undocumented students. Commitment #14: Host a free DACA or Executive Actions clinic,Commitment #16: Challenge the accessibility of institutional aid & scholarships, Commitment #17: Create a book lending system. Commitment #23: Create a scholarship fund at your institution, Commitment #24: Create a DACA scholarship or lending circle.


NOTE: Distribute information that raises awareness of undocumented students at our university.

Info session Materials

Clinic Toolkit / Materials (DACA only)

Factsheets: DACA, DAPA, Enforcement, & More

Data Collection

United We Dream Programs Info

DACA

93% of survey respondents report having applied for DACA, and 95% of those individuals have already been approved. Therefore, our survey of 1,302 individuals with DACA provides us with concrete data that can inform the DACA renewal process, as well as provide insights about the potential impact the renewal process may have on first-time applicants.

DACA Improves the Financial Well-being of Undocumented Millennials

Many undocumented youth live in financially vulnerable positions. Indeed, over three-quarters (77%) of our respondents report annual personal incomes below $25,000 and only 20% report having enough personal income to meet monthly bills and expenses. However, the survey reveals that DACA is improving the financial well-being of undocumented youth. A full 70% of respondents began their first job or moved to a new job upon receiving deferred action. 46% say that DACA has enabled them to become more financially independent and 51% say that they have been able to better help their family financially.

DACA Is An Integration Success Story

Our survey asked a series of questions about identity and belonging post-DACA. Here, 64% of respondents report feeling a greater sense of belonging in the United States after becoming “DACAmented.” Moreover, 64% say that they are no longer afraid because of their immigration status. 35% even report becoming more involved in their communities. And while many of our respondents make clear that their identities are not defined by “papers” 84% now have their driver’s license or state identification card. In addition, 23% report returning to school, 20% report buying their first car and 37% report getting their first credit card.

As the youth leaders of the United We Dream Network understand very well, surrounding these numbers are tremendous psychological benefits, which cannot be quantified. But at the same time, 66% continue to feel anxious because they have undocumented family members or friends who do not have DACA and thus remain vulnerable.

Undocumented Millennials Trust Peer Organizations

An “endorsement experiment” was embedded in the survey to analyze who undocumented millennials trust when it comes to sensitive issues about their immigration status. Respondents were randomly assigned into one of three experimental conditions where they were asked to indicate their level of trust in the following statement: “the government will not use the personal information given to them on legalization applications for immigration enforcement purposes.”

When the statement is made with no endorser (the control group), levels of trust are the lowest. However, when United We Dream is the endorser of the statement, levels of trust increase by 69.4% over the control group. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also inspires an increase sense of trust, as levels of trust increase by 21.4% over the control group when USCIS is the endorser.

DACA Renewal Engagement is Key to Reaching First Time Applicants

While nearly all survey respondents report having DACA, a full 40% report knowing individuals who are eligible for DACA, but who have not yet applied. As United We Dream organizers and service providers struggle to find first time applicants, the data shows significant opportunities to engage DACA renewal applicants in the recruitment of first time applicants. If coupled with increased fee assistance, peer-to-peer outreach could have a particularly strong impact.

DACA’s $465 Bi-Annual Recurring Fee Imposes a Significant Burden

Respondents, on average, identify $200 as being an affordable DACA renewal fee. Paying for DACA is a family and community expense with just over half (51%) of respondents reporting that they paid for their fees on their own.
The recurring nature of DACA application fees is an increasingly large financial burden. 36% of respondents report that the costs associated with their first DACA application caused a delay in applying for the program—the average length of this delay was three months. 51% say that a $465 fee to renew DACA will impose a financial hardship on themselves or their families. This financial hardship, coupled with the hard deadline for DACA renewals, could very well impact DACA retention rates.

It is also important to note that 40% of respondents report knowing someone who is eligible for
DACA but who has not yet applied because they can’t afford the $465 fee.

Less than a Third Applied for DACA Without Assistance

The assumption that most immigration benefit applicants self-file appears to be false for DACA, as only 30% of respondents submitted their DACA application on their own. This means that the large majority of respondents either attended a free DACA workshop or clinic, had access to free or lowcost legal service provider, or paid for legal assistance (e.g., an immigration attorney). Indeed, 32% of respondents attended a free DACA workshop or clinic and 40% paid for legal assistance (note: some attended DACA workshops and also paid for legal assistance). The appetite for community and professional assistance with DACA, coupled with a possible decrease in financial support for such assistance, could pose a significant problem during the renewal process and even lead some to seek unqualified assistance.

The Undocumented and LGBTQ Experiences Are Interconnected

60% of all respondents say that “being undocumented makes one more appreciative of the struggles and difficulties faced by the gay rights movement”—while only 11.5% disagree—and over half (53%) believe that coming out of the shadows as undocumented shares similarities with coming out of the closet as gay.”

Coming Out As LGBTQ More Difficult Than Coming Out As Undocumented

35% of LGBTQ respondents surveyed have come out as both undocumented and as LGBTQ. Just under a third (32%) have only come out as undocumented, but not as LGBTQ. And only 14% have come out as LGBTQ, but not as undocumented. Of the LGBTQ respondents surveyed, 18% remain in both the undocumented and LGBTQ closets.

Undocumented Millennials Are Open to Both Major Political Parties, But Immigration Reform and Deportations are Crucial Issues

Contrary to popular perception, the vast majority of the undocumented youth surveyed do not identify as Democrat. While just under half of respondents (50%) identify as Democrat, 45% identify as Independent or “Other.” This is the first systematic data that we are aware of that exists on the party identification of undocumented youth.
Passing immigration reform is important for whether respondents support either of the two major parties—however, it matters more for the Republican Party. Whereas 41% “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement, “as long as immigration reform is not passed, I cannot support the Democratic Party or its candidates,” 68% feel this way about the Republican Party.
Deportations are also an important issue that determines support for the two major parties— however, it matters more for the Democratic Party. Whereas 71% “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement, “whether I support the Democratic Party in the future depends on whether they work to address the issue of the separation of families because of deportation,” 74% of those who identify as Democrat feel this way.

Undocumented Millennials Are Highly Politically and Civically Engaged

Many respondents do not remain in the shadows when it comes to political participation and civic engagement. 41% of respondents participated in a political rally or demonstration compared to just 6% of voters surveyed in the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES). In other words, respondents were 7 times more likely to have participated in a rally or demonstration than average American voters. Respondents were also 3 times more likely than those surveyed in the ANES (60% to 21%) to have sent a message or posted an update on Facebook or Twitter about a political or social issue. Respondents were also 2 times more likely (41% to 21%) to have contacted or tried to contact a member of Congress. If participation and engagement are among the objectives of democracy, many undocumented youth personify this aspiration.

Undocumented Millennials Understand the Privilege of Voting

During the 2012 presidential election nearly half (45%) of respondents shared their stories to emphasize the privilege and importance of voting in order to motivate others to vote. One-fifth (19%) even worked/volunteered to help register people to vote.

Undocumented Millennials Believe They Have the Power to Change Policies

Over half (55%) of respondents feel they can affect what the government does compared to just 21% of those surveyed in the 2012 ANES. In other words, respondents are just under 3 times more likely to feel this sense of political agency compared to average American voters. Moreover, nearly nine-in-ten (88%) agree with the statement, “By working together and organizing we have the power to stop unjust deportations.”

Undocumented Millennials Understand the Power of Coming Out, but Fears Remain

Respondents understand that coming out as undocumented can be empowering. Over half of respondents (55%) “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement, “My undocumented immigration status empowers me to be a more visible and vocal advocate for my community.” Moreover, a large majority (81%) feel that it is important to share their immigration status publicly.
However, while over half (52%) have publicly shared their undocumented immigration status, many fears remain. Just over one-third of respondents (35%) “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement “If I share my undocumented status publicly with the media or at an action, I may be detained and placed in deportation proceedings.” A slightly higher percentage (37%) “agree” or “strongly agree” that sharing their undocumented immigration status may have negative implications for their families (e.g., “my family may be detained and placed in deportation proceedings”).

Resources

DACA Guide for Teachers
DEEP Educators UndocuKnowledge
DEEP Tuition Equity Map
For-Profit Student Brochure
Just Ask! – Which College is Right for You?
Dreaming Big: What Community Colleges Can Do To Help Undocumented Immigrant Youth Achieve Their Potential.
Graduate! – A financial Aid Guide to Success
¡Gradúate! – Una guía de ayuda financiera para el éxito
Department of Education – Dear Colleague Letter: School enrollment procedures
Departamento de Educación – Estimado Colega – Los procedimientos de inscripción de la escuela
Department of Education- Questions and Answers: School enrollment procedures
Departamento de Educación – Preguntas y Respuestas – Los procedimientos de inscripción de la escuela
Department of Education – Fact sheet on the rights of all children to enroll in school
Departamento de Educación – Información sobre los derechos de todos los niños a matricularse en la escuela
Where to file a complaint with Office of Civil Rights
Higher Education and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Dream University:Life after DACA

UndocuPeers: Liberating Campus Climate curriculum at your school!

United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Programs (DEEP) is excited to share our newest initiative-UndocuPeers: Liberating Campus Climate, a four hour interactive ally certification training!

Check it out here

National Educators Coming Out Day

On April 9th, DEEP Centers coordinated the first inaugural “National Educator’s Coming Out Day” as part of a national effort to encourage educators that currently work with and support undocumented students educational attainment to publically “come out” in support. The purpose of the day was to begin developing the public momentum and narrative associated with undocumented youths educational attainment rates, and to spark conversations with educational institutions on how they can support undocumented student population

Materials

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Statements

Tucson Unified School District (AZ)
Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ)
Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association (AZ)
Northeastern Illinois University
Alamo Colleges
UC Berkeley- Statement by chancellor
University of Austin (TX)
St. Peters University President
American Federation of Teachers
CCCIE
NASPA

Video

Check out photos from Educators Coming out in support of undocumented students

National Institutions Coming Out Day

To be an unafraid, student, educator and or ally means that we consistently advocate for our right to education through leadership and actions. Join United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program on April 7, 2015 for National Institutions Coming Out Day (NICOD)! On NICOD we will uplift the schools/organizations who are working with and for undocumented students and those who want to begin.

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DEEP Centers

DEEP Centers Functional is defined as affiliate leaders are engaging students, educators, and parents with outreach activities and events on a consistent basis (at least once a month), are developing relationships with schools, are building membership via outreach activities,

Locations:

FAFSA & DACA-mented Students

         

I have DACA and I can fill out the FAFSA? Say What! Webinar
I have DACA and I can fill out the FAFSA? Say What! Webinar Powerpoint
FAFSA Guide

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