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E4FC ANNOUNCES 2016 FUSE GRANTEES
In Round One of E4FC's Fund for Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs, we received 169 proposals from 222 undocumented young people, living in 26 different states and hailing from 32 countries of origin. We selected five winning projects based on the importance of issues they address, the innovation of the strategies they employ, and the positive social impact they will create. These five projects are led by six undocumented social entrepreneurs who come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. Over the next year, FUSE will disburse $250,000 in grants and provide these entrepreneurs the mentorship, coaching, and support they need for their projects to succeed. Read more about our 2016 FUSE Grantees.
#ImmigrantSuperheroes Fighting for Inclusion & Change
Are you an undocumented young person who’s been left out of recent federal or state policies (i.e. DACA, AB540) and is fighting for inclusion and change? If so, we want you to join our #ImmigrantSuperheroes photo campaign!
Introducing Our 2016 New American Scholars
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We invited six extraordinary students to be a part of our 2016 New American Scholars Program. Their areas of study are Biomedical Engineering, Astrophysics, Society and Environment, Biology, Economics and Psychology. They are attending City College of San Francisco, Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, San Jose State University, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. All of them are boldly pursuing higher education and careers despite not being able to benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or AB540. We are awed by these scholars' unflinching grit and desire, and proudly welcome them into our E4FC family! Readmore.
E4FC Awards $250K to Scholarship Providers
Through our Invest in the Dream initiative, E4FC will award another $250,000 in matching grants, this year to 11 scholarship providers in 10 states: Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In Year 3 of Invest in the Dream, we will support another diverse group of non-profit organizations that offer scholarships and other support to undocumented students. Six of the grants are renewals and five are first-time awards. Some of the grantee organizations are led by undocumented young people while others are led by committed allies. Read more here.
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This is a safe, empowering space for undocumented young adult (high school senior and older) who have been left out of recent state and federal policies/programs benefiting other undocumented people (i.e. DACA, AB540, etc.). We'll help you get peer and emotional support, find mentorship (academic and career), and learn how to tell your story. Learn more here.
OUR NEXT I4IC MEETING WILL BE HELD AT OUR SF OFFICE
This publication is meant to help students, faculty, staff and administrators at institutions of higher education in California work together across regions and systems to achieve the educational equity and inclusion of undocumented students.
There are three main components:
Section 1: Elevating California institutional challenges in supporting undocumented students in higher education
Section 2: Highlighting innovative and effective practices from different colleges across the state
Section 3: An equity tool for colleges and universities to assess, analyze and report about the level of support currently present at their institution for undocumented students, as well as provide a clearer framework for conceptualizing institutional support
Nancy Jodaitis, San Francisco State University
Jose Arreola, E4FC Director of Educational Equity Initiatives
Ruben Canedo, UC Berkely CE3/Undocumented Student Program
Kyle Southern, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan
Description: Since 2009, E4FC has developed resources to help undocumented students across the United States find scholarships to pay for college. These resources have been assembled and updated by undocumented young people who have participated in E4FC’s various programs. Thanks to the support of students, educators and parents like you, in the past year alone our scholarship resources have been accessed over 60,000 times.
Authors: Kemi Bello, E4FC's Communications Manager, and Yadira Sanchez, E4FC's Policy Associate
Description: This resource is meant to be used by educators, school administrators and allies who work closely with and are interested in better supporting undocumented students. Whether you're a long-time champion of undocumented students or a new educator just learning how best to support this population, there will be something useful in this resource for you.
Author: Jose Arreola, E4FC Training & Community Relations Manager
Description: This resource serves up myth-busting on the differences between the California Dream Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
It comes with a handy flowchart to help students navigate their financial aid eligibility scenarios, and sheds light on why it’s important to increase support for non-AB 540 and/or non-DACA students in particular.
Author(s): Yadira Sanchez, Itzel Calvo, Jazmin Segura, Kemi Bello
SUPPORT FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS: STRATEGIES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS
Description: This brief and informative resource is for all scholarship providers and college access organizations but especially for community foundations and other community-based scholarship programs. While the guide offers information and advice for organizations at all levels of experience, we hope it will be especially helpful to scholarship providers that are taking their first steps to support undocumented students.
Jay Sherwin, Co-Director of E4FC's Invest in the Dream Initiative Jose Arreola, E4FC Training & Community Relations Manager
Click to see creative work by DREAMers on "Things I'll Never Say"
Founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. We address the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership and career development, community outreach and education, creative expression, and advocacy. Our programming is designed by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies. We are a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives.