Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
THE DREAM ACT
Dear BLANK BLANK,
At E4FC, we understand that serving undocumented students takes unique and specific information. Our Community Education & Outreach Program provides FREE on-site presentations to undocumented students, their parents and educators to support students in realizing dreams of college, career and citizenship.
Our Outreach team is committed to supporting educators throughout the Bay Area by providing workshops which cover tools and effective practices to support, advocate and empower undocumented young people. Since 2011, we have reached over 50,000 students, parents and educators.
Our team of 17 Outreach Ambassadors is trained and ready to deliver information, resources, and inspiration in schools and community organizations throughout the Bay Area!
“This was a fabulous presentation. The attendees left with many ideas and with the hope that they can really do something important for the undocumented students with whom they work.”
-Liz Wolfe, Administrator, San Mateo County Office of Education
Our presentations cover a wide range of topics relevant to undocumented students’ needs, including:
Success stories of inspirational undocumented college students and graduates
Information on accessing in-state tuition for undocumented students
State-based financial aid (California Dream Act)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (protection from deportation & two-year work permit for eligible youth)
Connection to resources, including scholarship list, financial aid guides, and immigration legal services
Our core belief is that undocumented students are fully capable of achieving their biggest dreams with the right information, resources, connections and action. We also believe that the best role models for undocumented youth are other undocumented young people who have themselves successfully enrolled and/or graduated from college.
This year, we have recruited and trained 17 Outreach Ambassadors, all college students or graduates, who have navigated many of the same obstacles that our youth face today. Our hope is that our Outreach Ambassadors’ experience, wisdom and stories can inspire undocumented students to pursue their dreams. Our Ambassadors are available to make presentations in 9 Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Marin, Sonoma and Napa.
The process to book a presentation/workshop is simple. Please submit the Interest Formand schedule a phone call with our Outreach Coordinator, Rocio Preciado, to go over the details and goals of your event. Please know that 2-4 weeks advance notice may be required for our Outreach Coordinator to book Outreach Ambassadors for your event. If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone who could also benefit from this free service. We sincerely hope that we can support you in better serving the students in your community!
"Dream Act" by Santiago Ucedo
On December 18th, the U.S. Senate failed
to pass the DREAM Act, bipartisan legislation that would
have provided thousands of undocumented students a pathway to citizenship.
applaud the tireless efforts of students around the
country who fought so passionately for this bill. Your courageous
leadership has inspired and emboldened us.
While we are deeply disappointed by this
setback, we remain firmly committed to you and your
pursuit of college and citizenship.
Our work has only just begun.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is proposed federal legislation that, if passed, would allow undocumented students who arrived in the US before age 16, have been in the country for at least five years, and have a high school or equivalent degree, to apply for permanent residence after completing at least two years of college or military service.
On December 8, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a version of the DREAM Act with bipartisan support (216-198). This House-approved bill was brought forward in the U.S. Senate on December 18th. While a majority of senators voted to move this legislation to a final vote (55-41), it was not enough to cut off debate, thereby ensuring that the bill would not become law during the 111th session of Congress.
Please take a moment to recognize senators who voted for the DREAM Act. In particular, we want to highlight a few senators who did the right thing despite intense pressure brought to bear on them to vote against DREAM.
- Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (202- 224-6665) - Richard Lugar (R-IN) (202-224-4814) - Michael Bennet (D-CO) (202-224-5852) - Mary Landrieu (D-LA) (202-224-5824) - Kent Conrad (D-ND) (202-224-2043) - Byron Dorgan (D-ND) (202-224-2551) - Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (202-224-6154)