(Updated Oct 25 2013)
How to Apply For Financial Aid and Scholarships
Administration Announces Deferred Action for Certain Young People by Maurice Belanger The Immigration Forum
On June 15 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would grant deferred action (a form of administrative relief from deportation) for certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as young children and meet certain criteria. Thank you Pres Obama.
Join/Pass The Dream Act!
The DREAM Act Portal
Please take a moment to call or contact your Elected Officials today And Tell Them To Pass The DREAM Act Now! Contact Government
Here Are Some Important Points You Can Make.
* The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that gives eligible young
people who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to
resolve their immigration status and work towards citizenship. To move
from being undocumented to being a U.S. citizen, those eligible will
have to pass background checks and be of good moral character, graduate
from high school, and go on to complete additional requirements related
to attending college or completing military service.
The DREAM Act is supported by 70 percent of likely voters and by leaders
in education, the military, business and religious orders.
* A national poll of 1,008 adults, conducted by Opinion Research
Corporation for First Focus in June 2010, shows that support cuts across
regional and party lines with 70 percent overall support.
* University presidents and educational associations, as well as
military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on
Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.
* The students who would benefit under the DREAM Act have been raised
and educated in the U.S. State and local taxpayers have already invested
in the education of these children in elementary and secondary school.
America deserves a return on their investment.
* Leading businesses such as Microsoft have endorsed the DREAM Act
because they recognize that our broken immigration system is draining
our economy of the talent and resources needed to compete in the global
The DREAM Act promises to dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the U.S. Armed Forces.
* There is a strong tradition of military service in immigrant families,
but the lack of immigration status prevents many of those who wish to
serve from enlisting.
Passage of the DREAM Act will increases revenues in our communities.
* Enabling 800,000 immigrant students access to higher education would
go a long way in inspiring other immigrant youth to strive for a college
education. This will help boost the number of high skilled
American-raised workers. As they take their place as hard working,
taxpaying Americans, they will contribute a lifetime of revenues at the
local, state and federal level.
Hispanic Scholarship Links
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF Online Application System!
The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936.
Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.
UNCF is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund 901 F Street NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20004 Tel 202-507-4851 Fax 202-652-2934
The National Urban League started out as a grass roots, civil rights organization, has evolved into a powerhouse for helping people secure economic empowerment. Programs And Initiatives
Official United States Visa Information Source
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States.
Adopt a Bubbe or Zayde
Action For Post-Soviet Jewry, Inc
24 Crescent Street, Suite 306
Waltham, MA 02453
phone (781) 893-2331
fax (781) 647-9474
Assisting Jews in the Former Soviet Union since 1975
The Adopt A Bubbe Or Zayde Program reaches out to elderly Jews and the handicapped in Ukraine and Belarus. providing food, medicine, bed linens, clothing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, utility payments, and other items for those unable to exist on their pensions.
Since the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 with the resulting hyperinflation, pensions have become almost worthless. At the same time, food, clothing, medicine and apartments are no longer subsidized by the government, and the prices for these have risen beyond the reach of most pensioners.
Dial 211 For Food And Social Services
Food Pantry Locator
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed one.
Participating Member Food Bank Locator
Select A State To View Reports From The Local Food Banks That Serve That State:
The Hunger Site
Free Ways to Help
Links For Job Training And Social Security Programs Pass Plan, Ticket To Work
Visiting The Ellis Island Immigration Museum Immigration History Center
The DREAM Act, We Won't Give Up!
♥Peace, Love And Justice♥