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Legal Advocate Application Now Open
We are excited to announce that E4FC is now accepting applications for our Legal Advocate Fellowship.
Our year-long program provides Legal Advocate Fellows with comprehensive immigration law training and hands-on experience analyzing cases, writing memos, and providing follow-up calls to undocumented young people across the United States. Legal Advocate Fellows also receive leadership and professional development training, and have the opportunity to network with other undocumented leaders in E4FC’s network.
Find out more about E4FC’s Legal Advocate Fellowship positions here.
E4FC Announces a New Empowerment Group
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Are you an undocumented young adult (high school senior and older) who has been left out of recent state and federal policies/programs benefiting other undocumented people (i.e. DACA, AB540, etc.)?
We want you to join us. This is a safe, empowering space where you can get peer and emotional support, find mentorship (academic and career), and learn how to tell your story.
"Invest in the Dream" Matching Grant Initiative Now Accepting Proposals
E4FC Staff + Year 2 "Invest in the Dream" Cohort
E4FC is pleased to announce Year 3 of its Invest in the Dream initiative, which offers matching scholarship grants, staff training and immigration legal services to help scholarship provider organizations deepen and expand their support for undocumented students.
In 2016, E4FC will again offer 1:1 matching grants, up to $50,000 each, to community-based, non-profit scholarship providers that create or expand scholarship opportunities for undocumented students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Matching grant recipients will be selected through a competitive review process. E4FC staff and advisers (including undocumented students) will review all grant proposals and select those that most effectively advance opportunities for undocumented students.
Grant proposals are due by July 1, 2016. Access the grant application form here.
Grant recipients will be announced by September 9, 2016 and grant funds will be awarded in December, 2016.
Grants from E4FC must be matched 1:1 by scholarship provider organizations. Scholarship providers can use matching funds from any source, including existing organizational resources, contributions from individual donors or foundation grants.
This year, E4FC is making important changes in the eligibility requirements and selection process for Invest in the Dream grants. For more information, visit the Invest in the Dream Overview page and FAQ page.
Take Me to the Guide & Tool!
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.