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Resources for Undocumented Students

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.
     
  • Washington Dream Act Coalition – A grassroots youth movement founded by student leaders from the state of Washington in an effort to raise awareness and build support to push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act. Click here for more information.
     
  • 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/resources/dreamer
     
  • 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

    This pdf provides contact information about the last Informational Forum and Legal Clinic for Immigrant Youth DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals held September 27th, 2014.Click here
  • Catholic Community Services Family Immigration Services –This non-profit provides family immigration services - renewal of green cards, application for green cards and citizenship, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) amongst other services, including referrals to immigration attorneys for more complicated cases. This non-profit is the only one serving Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, and San Juan counties. Contact Donna Rieper, Coordinator, CCS Family Immigration Services, 300 S. First Street – Suite C, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, Phone (360) 416-7095 x226 donnar@ccsww.org
  • College Guide for Undocumented Students- This website provides information to undocumented students about how to overcome obstacles when pursuing a college education, the DREAM Act, DACA, Applying for College and Financing an Education. The website provides an overview on how to navigate the college system while being considered an undocumented student. Click here for more information.
  • DACA Support Group at Skagit Valley College

           All DACA-eligible community members are invited to come to the monthly meetings to share stories, resources,                           and ideas for how to move forward. This is an opportunity for all DACA recipients to learn from each other.

          What’s working? What are the obstacles? How can we work together to create more opportunities for ourselves and our               community here locally?

          Meetings to be announced soon. For more information, please contact Janice Blackmore at jblackmore@mv.k12.wa.us or             360-510-1457.

  • Grupo de apoyo para el publico de DACA en Skagit Valley College
    Todas las personas elegibles para DACA en nuestra comunidad están invitadas a estas juntas para compartir historias, recursos, e ideas para seguir adelante. Es una oportunidad para aprender de cada uno de los beneficiaros.
    Que estamos haciendo que funciona? Cuáles son nuestros retos, obstáculos y problemas? Como podemos trabajar juntos para crear nuevas oportunidades para nosotros mismos y nuestra comunidad?

    Para más información, por favor escribe a jblackmore@mv.k12.wa.us o llama a 360-510-1457.
    Si eres elegible para DACA, te esperamos. Las juntas están abiertas a nuestra comunidad, a amigos y familiares!