TheDream.US Expands to Colorado
By Gaby Pacheco January 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2016
Gaby Pacheco | [email protected]
Arlington, VA – TheDream.US(1), the nation’s largest college access program for DREAMers—undocumented immigrant youth —has partnered with the Denver Scholarship Foundation and three Colorado colleges to offer scholarships and support services to highly motivated DREAMers in Colorado who cannot otherwise afford a college education. Just after 2 years in existence, TheDream.US forges ahead in its mission to provide all DREAMers with the opportunity to realize the American dream of obtaining a college education and contributing to the prosperity of this nation.
“We not only support college access and success for DREAMers, we want to help raise the consciousness of our nation as to the plight of these young immigrant youth. Their families gave up everything to bring them to this country so that they could get a college education only to find that DREAMers have no access to financial aid thus making college an impossibility for many. We believe the cost of a college education should not preclude highly motivated DREAMers with the commitment and desire to succeed from going to college,” said Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US.
Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, and Community College of Denver are all committed to provide career-ready degrees and skills that will enable DREAMers to reach their higher education goals and join the U.S. workforce. And the Denver Scholarship Foundation has long supported DREAMers in completing college – both through scholarships and support services needed to ensure college success.
According to the latest data provided by USCIS, the state of Colorado has about 28,000 DREAMers who have applied and received DACA (2)-making Colorado the 10th state with the highest number of DREAMers with DACA status.
1- TheDream.US is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3), executes a range of public interest projects focused on conservation, education and global health.
2-USCIS DACA September 2015 Data- http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Reports%20and%20Studies/Immigration%20Forms%20Data/All%20Form%20Types/DACA/I821_daca_performancedata_fy2015_qtr4.pdf