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University of California  (Undocumented Student Resources)

(Mexican American Legal Defense &  Educational Fund)

"Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access."

CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) 

CDN (California Dream Network) 
"(CDN) Serve as a base for the mobilization, politicization, and empowerment of young people regardless of their citizenship status, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic nationality, in the larger social movement for equal access to education, immigration reform, and economic and social justice."

UWD (United We Dream)

United We Dream is a network of youth-led immigrant organizations around the country. We strive to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status. We aim to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and to develop a sustainable, grassroots movement, led by undocumented immigrant youth and their allies. We believe that all individuals and organizations that wish to be a part of our collective effort can contribute in their own way. By acting and leading collectively we can build a movement that accomplishes our mission.

DTLA (Dream Team LA)

"Founded in 2009, DREAM Team Los Angeles (DTLA) aims to create a safe space in which undocumented immigrant youth and allies empower themselves through education and shared experiences. Through these shared experiences, individuals develop as efficient advocates for their own rights and those of the larger immigrant community. DTLA is a grass roots organization that welcomes anyone who is interested in being part of the work, both in L.A. and nationally; we do as part of the immigrants rights movement."

(Orange County Dream Team)

"The Orange County Dream Team (OCDT) was born out of a community’s profound need to help its talented undocumented youth obtain access to higher education.  Established in 2004, the OCDT began with a small but diverse group of high school, college and university students united under a common goal of passing the DREAM and Student Adjustment Acts."

NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

"Founded in 1994 during a political turning point for Korean Americans. The LA Civil Unrest of April 29, 1992 and the subsequent anti-immigrant wave in Congress, precipitated by Prop 187, posed tremendous challenges to Korean Americans as people of color, working families and immigrants. The state of America at that time led a group of local grassroots community based organizations to come together to form NAKASEC with the purpose of projecting a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues and promoting the full participation of Korean Americans with the greater goal of building a national movement for social change."

Dream Activist
(Undocumented Student Actions & Resource Network)

"DreamActivist.org is a multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system. We welcome submissions from members of our community, encourage, and pursue actions in pursuit of the empowerment of the undocumented immigrant community."

(Dream Resource Center)

"To promote equal access to education and progressive local and national policy by organizing and developing educational resources, support, and leadership development for immigrant students across the country."

(Salvadorian American Leadership & Legal Defense Fund) 

"To promote the civic participation and representation of the Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the U.S., promote the economic development and democracy in El Salvador, as well as to advocate for its economic, educational, and political advancement and growth."

E4FC (Educators For Fair Consideration)

California Dream Network founded in 2003


"Our mission is to help undocumented students achieve their academic and career goals and actively contribute to society."


Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exemptions (2006-2007) 


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