Learn how schools can better work with and for undocumented students by joining us for 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 advocacy. Join United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program 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.
- What: National Institutions Coming Out Day
- When: Annually on April 7
- Where: In your school & across the nation!
- Why: We want to know what you are doing at your school and or in your community to better support, work with and for undocumented students.
How to join:
- Fill out the information on this page
- In an email you will receive a toolkit that includes over 25 examples of what different schools across the nation are doing to work with and for undocumented students.
- View the toolkit and jot down notes on how you can adapt the examples provided to begin or increase the support of undocumented students at your school.
- Once you look over the toolkit tell us what you are committed to doing at your school.
How to make my commitment: Fill out this pledge which you can also find in the email you got when you received the toolkit.
UWD DEEP will be here to support you: By filling out the pledge UWD DEEP will be able to follow up with you and support you, your administration, departments, and larger institution on how to increase the support and or resources at your school for undocumented students.
About the toolkit
This toolkit was designed to help undocumented students and educator allies work with their institutions to increase the resources and support systems available to undocumented students at their school. Particularly, this toolkit was created to provide the materials and resources needed for institutions to join the Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) on National Institutions Coming Out Day, taking place annually on April, 7.
This toolkit was designed to support institutions with the understanding that each institution has a different capacity and awareness, thus it is broken down into three different categories. Although there are three different categories, they are not mutually exclusive. Some institutions may be working at all categories concurrently because they may have to work on policy change before providing services and programming. Our goal with this toolkit and National Institutions Coming Out Day is to help educator allies and undocumented students identify their top priority for this academic school year according to the particular needs or issues at their school.