From our friends at the San Francisco College Access Center:
The California Dream Act, passed in 2012, is a first of its kind legislation to give undocumented students the right to afford financial aid. This gives qualifying undocumented students a chance to receive up to $12,000 in state aid per year, which as you can imagine gives them a SUPER huge help when trying to finance their college education.
This night will feature E4FC (Educators for Fair Consideration), a group of advocates based out of the South Bay who are front runners in Dream Act information and guidance. A representative from the organization will be speaking and guiding students through the Dream Act. The presenter and staff will also spend time with students and their families to assist them individually with their Dream Act, ensuring that everyone leaves knowledgeable and prepared.
This is not just an event for high school seniors- all undocumented high school and college students are welcome to attend for information. All qualifying students should be taking advantage of this opportunity, however this is easier said than done. Many AB540 students are still learning to trust the government, or many of their family members still live in fear of deportation. We want to offer our understanding and support, in hopes that we can instill some hope into each attendee.
The first ever Undocumented Student Financial Aid Night will be held on Tuesday February 19th, 6-8pm @ Mission High School. Click HERE to view the event flyer.