Every year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school. It is estimated that between 5 and 10 percent of these graduates attend college. Undocumented immigrant youth face many barriers due to their lack of immigration status. Financial struggle is the primary contributor to the lack of access to higher education.
Our campaign work is based on the premise that education and employment is a right and not a privilege. We work to empower undocumented students and their families to advocate for themselves by providing meaningful access to information about their opportunities and rights to an education. We also work with high school guidance counselors, teachers and administrators, and provide resources on the education and employment opportunities of undocumented students living in New York so that they can more effectively support their students.
To learn more about our campaign work, or if you are interested in scheduling a workshop on the education and employment opportunities of undocumented youth, please contact Victoria Daza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-348-1170 ext. 326.
Click on the images below to download our College and Beyond Guidebook (English and Spanish) to get more information on how undocumented students can apply to college!