Nov 15, 2023

The Partner College Weekly
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State Aid 2023-2024 Application Dates

For institutions that provide access to state financial aid to our students, please fill out the following document by EOD November 24.

Scholarship Promotion

To help in your promotional efforts, please find our Promo Toolkit and helpful materials here.

Shipping Promo Materials:

We have our new 10-Year Anniversary flyer and stickers designed! We will update you next week when packages have been mailed out to your designated PC contact. Stay tuned!

Templates for Press Releases:

We encourage you to create a local press release for your city or state. TheDream.US can work with your Partner College's communications or media team to help spread the word locally about our partnership. Here are templates you may use:

Existing Partner Colleges

New Partner Colleges


See this example from last year from Northern Illinois University. 


If you are interested in participating in a joint press release, please reach out to Michael at


Last two sessions: Meet the Immigrant Entrepreneur Speaker Series wraps up this Friday

Please encourage your Scholars and Alumni to attend our Meet the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Speaker Series this month.

In partnership with Immigrants Rising, we are hosting 5 career-specific sessions to introduce Scholars to a panel of immigrant entrepreneurs within a specific career cluster. Panelists will include undocumented professionals who are self-employed or own a business.

Our last two sessions on Healthcare and STEM are happening today and Friday at 6:00 pm ET. Here is the email we sent, including the full schedule of sessions. Recordings will be uploaded here.

TheDream.US is Seeking a Program Associate!

TheDream.US is seeking to fill the Program Associate role (remote). We are looking for a mission-driven team member who is committed to empowering undocumented students.


Here are some of the qualifications:

  • 5+ years of operations and/or program management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in business management or communications (or equivalent work experience).
  • Experience in and a deep commitment to serving immigrant youth.


For complete details and to apply, please visit our website here. We are accepting applications until November 24th.

November 28: PC Power Hour - In Their Own Words: Applying Scholar Voices and Data to Scale Impact

Tues. November 28

11 am PT/ 1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET

Link to attend


This April, we launched new PC Survey Reports that provided our Partner Colleges insights on what your Scholars are saying about their experiences on-campus. This is part of our larger initiative to apply our Scholars’ voices and data to scale impact for undocumented student success. 


With over 3,000 Scholars participating in this year’s survey and an 80+% response rate, join us for our next PC Power Hour where you will:

  • Learn about your Scholars’ academic and career needs during the past 2022-2023 academic year
  • Receive updated reports with 2023 Scholar Survey data
  • Hear Best Practices from TheDream.US on how to apply this data to scale supports for all undocumented students 
  • Hear Best Practices from Partner Colleges on how they are using last year’s survey data to strengthen their programming and reach on-campus 

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Raven Jones, Director of the Center for Student Empowerment from University of Houston

Dr. Cynthia Carvajal, Director for Undocumented and Immigrant Student Programs from The City University of New York

Mahir Sadid, Macaulay Honors Student at Queens College

2024 SUCCESS CONVENING - Register by Dec 31st to receive a 30% discount!

Our Supporting Undocumented Students' College & Career Equity: Strategies for Success (SUCCESS) 2024 Convening will be held at Rice University on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30, 2024.

The focus of the 2024 SUCCESS convening will be to share and equip campuses with cutting-edge practices and resources that support the educational and career equity outcomes for undocumented students, including non-employment-based experiential learning models, pathways to graduate and professional programs, career development for undocumented students, and more!

Here is the SUCCESS 2024 landing page and registration link.

*TheDream.US partner colleges that register by December 31, 2023 are eligible to use the code "member" for a 30% discount on the registration rates.*


Complete our Survey Form by Nov 27th if you are interested in presenting at the SUCCESS Convening

The convening includes opportunities to present and share effective practices on (1) non-employment-based experiential learning models,

(2) pathways to graduate and professional programs,

(3) career development for undocumented students or post-graduate opportunities beyond campus, and

(4) models of immigration services for undocumented students

If you are interested in presenting at the convening, click here and complete the form by November 27th.

Scholar Programming

Closing Today: Teach for America Ignite Fellowship

Encourage Scholars to apply for Teach for America’s Ignite Fellowship for the spring 2024 semester! Ignite is a virtual, paid, part-time tutoring fellowship sponsored by Teach For America. The fellowship is open to all TheDream.US Scholars who have an ITIN or SSN (work authorization is not required), have at least a 2.5 GPA, and meet other eligibility criteria. Fellows receive $1,200 per semester. All majors welcome!


Key dates:

·      Application Deadline – Wednesday, November 15 at 11:59pm

·      Spring Fellowship Dates: February 5 – May 3, 2024


Learn more here about Teach for America’s Ignite Fellowship.

Pre-Health Dreamers’ PEEP Applications Now Open

The 2024 Peer Engagement Enrichment Program (PEEP) application is now open. Undocumented students (DACA, TPS, Non-SSN) pursuing health-related professions (i.e. medicine, nursing, PT, dentistry, etc.) who are planning to apply to advanced health programs are encouraged to apply.

PEEP advises students to become competitive applicants and focuses on empowerment, self-advocacy, story sharing, professional skills, entrepreneurship, and more.

APPLY HERE Deadline to apply is December 1, 2023 at 11:59pm PT. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For questions, contact Pre-Health Dreamers’ Maria Navarro at

In Case You Missed It

Apply for the Career Development Event Fund (while funds last)

Apply for up to $2,000 to host your own Career Development Event for Scholars regardless of work authorization. Events should focus on entrepreneurship, small business ownership, and contract work. 


Check out our toolkit for helpful suggestions on event structures and key learning objectives.


Funds are first come, first serve, and available until exhausted for this year. Funds can be used for food, guest speakers, alumni/student panel honorariums, or other vendor costs.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Aviles at

In the News

Check out two news articles that featured TheDream.US.

The Hechinger Report opinion piece by Chris Aviles our senior program manager, Partner College and Scholar Supports and Jefferson Pestronk, the executive director of Modern States Education Alliance.

Tampa Bay Times article Florida advocate for immigrants talks about ‘significant challenges’ ahead with a feature article of Gaby Pacheco, our new president and CEO of TheDream.US, who shares her vision for advocacy and empowerment.

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