Support for undocumented students, and the undocumented community at large, is happening all over our county, state and nation. Find reliable organizations below to stay up to date on what is happening across the nation and how you can get involved.
If you know of any other organizations we should promote, e-mail us at undocually.calpoly.edu!
Cal Poly Dream Center | www.dreamcenter.calpoly.edu
The mission of the Dream Center is to support, empower, and advocate for the academic, professional, and personal development and success of all undocumented students at Cal Poly. They aim to empower each student's identity as Cal Poly Mustangs and are committed to providing them with the resources needed to align with their Learn by Doing community.
Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success | www.ccc-uss.org
The Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS) is a partnership between educators on the Central Coast who are dedicated to creating and sustaining a system to support undocumented students in our region so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals. This support system operates in three committees: Education, Community, and Political Advocacy.
CAUSE | http://causenow.org/
CAUSE's mission is to build grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California's Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. CAUSE defines the Central Coast Region as the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito. They have a campaign focused on immigrant rights.
IMPORTA | http://www.importasb.org
IMPORTA is committed to the integration of Santa Barbara’s large immigrant population into the mainstream of our county's civic life.IMPORTA believes that fluency in English and a path to citizenship are key elements in the successful integration of Santa Barbara County's immigrant population.
California Immigrant Policy Center | https://caimmigrant.org
The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a constituent-based statewide immigrant rights organization with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Oakland. It is the premiere immigrant rights institution in the state that promotes and protects safety, health and public benefits and integration programs for immigrants, and one of the few organizations that effectively combines legislative and policy advocacy, strategic communications, organizing and capacity building to pursue its mission. It is powered by a staff of policy experts and advocates; a Steering Committee composed of 14 statewide organizations; 85 member organizations; and nine regional coalition partners spanning Southern and Northern California, the Central Coast and the Central Valley.
ICE Out of California | http://www.iceoutofca.org
ICE Out of CA offers resources and answers frequently asked questions about the various ways in which local law enforcement agencies are entangled with ICE so community members and organizations can push ICE out of California.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Los Angeles | https://advancingjustice-la.org
Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Asian Law Caucus | https://advancingjustice-la.org
Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census and language rights.
United We Dream | www.unitedwedream.org
At United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-lead organization, they transform fear into finding your voice. They empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Define American | https://defineamerican.com
Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Immigration Legal Resource Center | https://www.ilrc.org
The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
UnidosUS | https://www.unidosus.org/
UnidosUS—formerly known as NCLR— is a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos.They serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in their program work in communities nationwide. They partner with Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.
National Immigration Law Center | https://www.nilc.org/
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.