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Resources for Undocumented Students

DREAMers Club

The purpose of this club is to create a safe community of support for DREAMers students at Skagit Valley College. All students who would like to learn more about DREAMers, DREAMers rights, and on ways to support DREAMers, can join. Club meeting will be a safe place to discuss hard topics of dreamers, and/or students of immigrant/undocumented families. The club will help build support for undocumented students and building confidence. The club will also provide guidance and information.

For information on upcoming meetings contact advisor: Veronica Perez at Veronica.Perez@skagit.edu

List of Resources

These are great resources that you can access both locally and state-wide!

  • Educators for Fair Consideration(E4FC) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. They address the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership development, community outreach, and advocacy. Their programming is designed by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies. Click here for more information.

 

  • Latino Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) – The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) was started in 1998 to improve academic achievement of Latino students. LEAP offers services such as an annual educational conference and legislative day, student leadership forums and public education workshops for parents, students, and educators. LEAP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization in Washington State. Click here for more information.
  1. Facts about the path to citizenship
  2. The DREAM Act and DACA
  3. Rights as an undocumented student
  4. Searching for and selecting colleges
  5. Applying for college
  6. The challenges of financial aid and finding scholarships
     
  • Northwest Immigrants Rights Project: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. They focus on providing direct legal services, supported by their education and public policy work. Want to get involved? In this website you will find volunteer and internship opportunities, workshops and great tips for preparing for DACA clinics. This site is prepared for DREAMERs by NWIRP.http://www.nwirp.org/

 

  • Skagit Immigrant Rights Council – Based in Skagit County, the Skagit Immigrant Rights Council provides information about DACA clinics and organizes the information sessions/legal clinics at Skagit Valley College.  During those clinics, assistance is provided and a review of qualifications takes place to find if there are eligible recipients. For more information about when the next informational forum and legal clinic for immigrant youth will take place, visit their website or contact them via email.http://www.skagitirc.org/ Contact via email: skagitirc@gmail.com

 

  • About OnlineColleges.net: Each year more than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools in the U.S., but only a fraction continue on to college. This website is divided into few key sections, such as explanation of legal rights, including the DREAM Act and DACA, how to find and apply for colleges and financial aid for undocumented students. Click here to visit their website and find more information.

 

  • 21 Progress: The mission of 21 Progress is to build a 21st Century Movement for Equity and Justice. 21 Progress provides programs that empower leaders among the hard working people of Washington and advances bold ideas for economic and social justice. Through popular education, civic engagement and arts & culture, 21 Progress assists emerging leaders-especially young adults and immigrants- to claim their place in building a more just society and reaching their dream. Click here to visit their website and find more information about DACA Loan programs.

 

  • Know your Rights infographic: What to do if immigration or the police come to your door