MISSION & VISION
We assist Dreamer and undocumented students currently attending law school in California through scholarships, legal services, and mentorship. We focus on fundraising, policy and legal services through creative community engagement, music, dance, arts, and folklore. We have also expanded our services to help the immigrant and undocumented community in California with free legal immigration consultations, legal training for the protecting of their rights, and advancements in grassroots-level engagement & education.
Our vision is to raise funds to provide financial support for Dreamer and undocumented law students in California and to expand our services to help all undocumented graduate-level students all over the nation. We also strive to raise awareness surrounding the struggles and difficulties that undocumented students face so that our community can be supportive of their efforts as well as being inclusive of the original Dreamers - immigrant parents - who have paved the way for so many of us. We seek to bring about substantive change to educational institutions through legislative and social policy changes as well as legal services to immigrant communities in rural areas. Our hope is to help the community we serve in a more concise and permanent manner, so that immigrant and undocumented students can live a life that they deserve. We use fundraising, education, training, community dialogue, art, photography, storytelling, community engagement, and leadership as tools for change to benefit the future of our community.
The DREAMer Fund was created in 2016 by a coalition of law students in San Francisco, California. The coalition was a response to several undocumented law students who were facing barriers in paying for their law school tuition and other expenses, which jeopardized their ability to continue and complete their legal education.
Our group consists of multicultural, mixed immigration status professionals, and allies eager to make a change. Through our combined skills, knowledge and passions we seek to address systemic issues in the education system that frustrates Dreamers’ and undocumented students’ ability to achieve their professional goals. Likewise, it is our priority to forge a safe space for all persons.
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Partnerships are a valuable way to collaborate and work with community organizations, educational institutions and other like-minded groups. Partnerships include stable leadership, vision, and the necessary drive to build networks to resolve issues affecting our communities – together.
In an effort to build long-lasting partnerships, our goal is to cultivate an understanding of our partner’s work by understanding their culture, appreciating their values, working with their organizational framework, and comprehending their vision.
Through shared objectives, the Dreamer Fund hopes to work with organizations in order to advance each other’s missions in an organic way. This entails building capacity together as partners in an underserved and underrepresented community, but also evolving jointly and adjusting as we learn about different issues and different approaches.
We are committed to working towards the good of the community that we serve. As our partner, we would work with your team collectively to bridge gaps in the services that are needed by undocumented and immigrant students and by enhancing our programmatic impacts.
Our vision is to come to your area and provide students, staff, faculty, organizers, family and allies with the necessary tools and resources that will be helping in successfully applying to graduate school. We tailor our resources and presentations to the needs of your community. W also provide mentorship and volunteer opportunities for persons interested in learning more about law school and advancing the ‘undocumented and immigrant graduate-level student’ blueprint.
By accepting to be our partner, we would like to list you on our website as an educational institution or organization that we collaborate with. No other information will be posted about you. We only ask that you grant us permission to tell our community who we are working with and/or who shares our vision.
We look forward to having you as our partner. If our visions do not align at this time, don’t worry. Our door is always open for future collaborations.
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