Our Impact

We’re Working Together to Make a Difference

Our efforts affect the DREAMers we support, their families and communities, their colleges, and the country at large. Together, we are building the American Dream one graduate at a time.

BUILDING A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT OF SCHOLARS

With the opportunity of a college education, each of our Scholars has a new sense of hope and a mission – that’s amplified across their families, their communities, and ultimately the nation. People can now envision a future they thought might not be possible. 

RAISING THE BAR AT OUR PARTNER COLLEGES

Our 1,700+ Scholars are setting examples through their persistence–which is above the national average for all students and significantly above their peers–and the ways they engage with their campus communities. They are leading their student bodies, starting DREAMer clubs, and graduating with honors.

Combined Shape
“I [received] so much support and a strong foundation for my career and I can’t wait to start building upon it,”
Grace, Hunter College graduate, TheDream.US alum, registered nurse at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital

STRENGTHENING COLLEGES THROUGH EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

We are working with our Partner Colleges to identify and implement policies and actions that support the college success of DREAMers and all students. Our collaborative projects include: 

Partnering with Educators for Fair Consideration to launch a self-study tool

Training faculty on over 10 campuses to serve as DREAMer Allies

Forming the Bay Area Coalition of DREAMer-Serving Institutions

WORKING WITH INSTITUTIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT TO RAISE AWARENESS

We’re collaborating with an esteemed group of allies to help DREAMers get to college and change the public’s hearts and minds, by:

  • Partnering with Department of Education to launch college resource guide for DREAMers;
  • Partnering with Migration Policy Institute to educate and inform policy makers on the plight of DREAMers;
  • Serving as Counsel to the White House Task Force on New Americans;
  • Partnering with DREAMer organizations to increase college access

 

BUILDING OUR NATION'S FUTURE  

When our Scholars succeed, the nation prospers.  The facts are compelling. College graduates:

  • Typically earn 66% more than a high school graduate
  • Are more than twice as likely to be employed,
  • Are twice as likely to participate in society as a volunteer and
  • Are nearly twice as likely to vote.

By 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require postsecondary education or training.  Our nation needs our Scholars to succeed and we’re here to help.

SPEAKING OUT

Our scholars have their own success stories to tell – they’re truly the best way to learn about the impact of this work.  

Scholar Stories