For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020
Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]
TheDream.US Offers Thanks to Former Scholars Working as Frontline Healthcare Workers
Washington, DC – As the nation and world struggles with coronavirus response and containment, TheDream.US offers support to all of our Partner Colleges as they seek to ensure the health and safety of TheDream.US Scholars and their entire student and community populations. We also send a special note of solidarity and thanks to our graduated Scholars who are now working in healthcare and on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
For example, Sol and Grace are graduated TheDream.US Scholars who are now working as nurses – two of the 27,000 DACA recipients who work in health care. Watch a 2-minute video of Sol’s story here and read more about Grace here
According to Tania Wilcox, TheDream.US Program Director for Partner College and Scholar Programs, “At a time of heightened anxiety and health risk, we are grateful to work with such committed Partner Colleges and proud to see many of our graduates serving their communities as frontline healthcare workers. We are thankful for their commitment during this time of crisis.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 5,000 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young people, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to obtain a college education, pursue a meaningful career, and fully contribute to the country that they call home. Read through TheDream.US Scholar story-bank, featuring powerful personal reflections from Scholars about their lives, journeys, and future goals here