The IYEC is an all day conference dedicated to assisting undocumented students and their families in their pursuit of higher education.
The conference will bring together 150-plus students, family members, and educators to NYU to meet with college students, activists, lawyers, and professional development leaders. IYEC will include workshops on applying to college, funding college, community activism and self-empowerment. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
We invite you to join us. Please feel free to invite anyone whom you think will benefit from this information–This conference is open to the whole community.
The rest of this website is an initial compilation of websites, articles and contacts that have been useful to us as educators (broadly defined) in supporting undocumented students and their families. It includes information and references to organizations and people to better help guide undocumented students, especially in New York City public schools.
- Wonder what legal pathways are available to your students, check out the Legal Pathways page, including the list of FREE LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS in NYC
- Want to start a DREAM Team at your school, check out the DreamTeam page
- Wonder what options are available to students after high school, check out tips in the Post High School page and/or the College page
- Want to learn or share strategies to incorporate immigration issues in your classroom and make your classroom a safe space check out the Class Resources page and the Safe Space Visuals page
- Are a social worker counseling undocumented youth, check out the Health and Well-being page
And be sure to hit up the websites of these great organizations:
- New York State Youth Leadership Council: Undocumented Youth Leading Change
- Educators for Fair Consideration: Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship (Bay Area)
Note: Undocumented, in this guide, is used to refer to students who do not have legal residency status in the United States. They may have come 10 years ago, or 10 days ago. They may have come by air or by their own two feet. They may have overstayed a visa or may never have gotten one. Either way, they are in our classrooms.
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