Sept 11, 2019
The Partner College Weekly
ACTION REQUIRED
Updated EVR template for Fall - due by October 1st
Please use this updated EVR template when submitting your Fall EVR. If you have already submitted your Fall EVR, Elena will be reaching out to you to get some additional information.

Please do not modify or change the template/tabs in any way, other than inputting your data on the second tab. 

Upload the completed data report file no later than October 1st via this secure Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/VKyS3Qq3s2Xh5hLULYAD 

Award payments will be wired to the PC within 30 days after EVR submission. 
MUST KNOW
PC Orientation on TheDream.US Scholarship Program - Sept 19th
Join us for a Partner College Orientation on our Scholarship Program , Thursday, Sept 19th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm EST . We will go over our Program, Scholarship policies and key updates.
 
We welcome anyone on your Partner College staff to atten d and we strongly encourage those PC staff members who are new to our program to attend. 


Please Register Here: http://bit.ly/2019ProgramOrientation
Join an Amicus Brief in Support of DACA
To our Partner College Presidents and Primary Relationship Managers,

We are working with The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and Perkins Coie, a national law firm, to submit an amicus brief signed by colleges and university presidents, in preparation for the Supreme Court hearing on DACA on Nov 12. All higher education institutions are welcome; membership in the Presidents' Alliance is not-required. We ask that you consider joining.

How to express preliminary intent to sign-on: Please complete the form located at this page: https://www.presidentsimmigrationalliance.org/amicus-daca/ .

This link contains additional information regarding the legal arguments in the brief and institutional obligations. All institutions will have an opportunity to review the final draft of the brief before formally signing.
Scholar Survey Says...
Our Scholars feel your support Part 2! 92% are “very” or “moderately satisfied” with how safe and protected they feel on-campus. Scholars are feeling the institutional commitment to serving undocumented students.  
I Stand With Immigrants College & University Day of Action
On  October 22 , FWD.us and the  I Am An Immigrant  campaign are continuing their tradition of mobilizing students at colleges and universities across the country to celebrate and stand with immigrants.

We invite your PC to join in and to share the opportunity to be part of the 4th annual I Stand With Immigrants (ISWI) Day of Action with your student networks. The day of action is designed to encourage all of us to explore our individual heritage and work together to create more welcoming environment for today's immigrants.

Last year, 172 colleges and universities from 35 states and DC participated in the Day of Action. This year, we are hoping for 200 schools to sign up. You can help us get there! The deadline to sign up is October 4th .

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
"Viewpoint: Note to Congress — it’s time to step up and protect DREAMers"
By Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University

I can only imagine the anxiety felt by the more than 800,000 DREAMers who could face deportation if the law is, in fact, repealed. Many of those DREAMers study at my institution, Marymount University in Arlington, where I serve as president.

"Oglethorpe Partners with TheDream.US to provide Scholarships to Qualified Immigrant Students"
Oglethorpe University is the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the United States as children, or “DREAMers”.

"Colleges help undocumented students with tailored support and perspective"
Dozens of colleges and universities have started offering services tailored to the needs of undocumented students since the Obama administration made it easier for them to go to college in the U.S. and get jobs under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Proud to have 3 of our PCs highlighted in this article: Eastern Connecticut State University, University of California-Merced, and University of Texas at El Paso.