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Resources for Immigrant Students at CUNY: nonprofit immigrant youth-led groups
Professor Frans Albarillo curates this list of resources from past immigration events I attended at CUNY and around New York City. I chose local resources from CUNY and non-profit organizations with a focus on community-centered, DACA-mented and undocumen
CUNY DREAMers is a student leadership and community network-building organization of undocumented and DACA-mented students active in several CUNY campuses. Each year they hold a conference that brings together immigration organizations and their allies.
The NYSYLC was the first undocumented youth led organization in New York, established in 2007. They work to empower immigrant youth through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement, and self-expression.
The largest youth-led immigration advocacy group in the nation, United We Dream works to empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Atlas DIY is an immigrant youth organization that provides a community for young immigrants in Brooklyn. They provide legal services and a variety of leadership programming aimed at high school and undergraduate students.
Our mission at My Undocumented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.