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Effective Practices

Resources on successful programs, policies, and services that TheDream.US, partner organizations and PCs are providing to undocumented students.

College Success

Effective Practices in the Time of COVID: What Scholars Are Telling Us

October 2022

A working session where we discussed what our Scholars said about their experiences this past year in TheDream.US 2019-20 Scholar Survey, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on college, career, and personal livelihood; and how this can inform institutional practices in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.

COVID-19 Crisis and the Impact on Undocumented/DACA Students and Their Families: What Campus Leaders Need to Know

April 2020

Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US – This one-hour briefing featured immigration, legal, policy, and student support experts who will address the issues affecting undocumented/DACA students and their families, the applicability of COVID-19 legislation and other relief measures to undocumented immigrant populations and DACA recipients in particular, the impact of government immigration-related actions in the wake of the crisis, and emergent student needs.

Supporting Undocumented Students via Resource Centers

October 2018

TheDream.US, UndocuScolars, and The Presidents’ Alliance presented the findings of two new studies: “In Their Own Words, Higher Education, DACA & TPS: Results from a National Survey of TheDream.US Scholars” and “Undocumented Student Resource Centers (USRCs): Institutional Supports for Undocumented Students.” Leaders from USRCs discussed their effective practices and how to start, run, and sustain these centers.

For Facilitators: Implementing and Sustaining Undocu-Ally Workshops

CUNY – April 2018

Provided faculty and staff at CUNY with effective practices and resources for supporting undocumented students and serving as an ally for this student population by training facilitators to hold Ally Workshops on a regular basis.

CUNY UndocuAlly Workshop

April 2018

To provide faculty and staff at CUNY with effective practices and resources for supporting undocumented students and serving as an ally for this student population.

Visit the College Success page in the Scholar Hub for more info on resources available to Scholars.


Career Success

PC Career Development Event Fund

TheDream.US will provide up to $2,000 for Partner Colleges to host a Career Event on-campus, while funds last.

Visit the Career Success page in the Scholar Hub for more info on resources available to Scholars.


Immigration Resources

Visit the Immigration Resources page in the Scholar Hub for more info on resources available to Scholars.


Scholar Wellness

Supporting the Mental Health of Undocumented Students

February 2020

In this Info Session we present on how to respond to the mental health needs of students, refer them to counseling services in a way that they will access those services, and share effective practices and programs offered by some Partner Colleges. Led by Elizabeth Hernandez and presenters from DSU and ESU.

For Mental Health Liaisons: Learning Circle on Counseling Undocumented Students

February 2020

This is a learning circle for mental health providers to learn, discuss and share effective practices and challenges in serving undocumented college students. Facilitated by Elizabeth Hernandez, PhD, Staff Therapist at UCLA’s Counseling Center, co-chair of CA Psychological Association’s Immigration Task Force, and our Wellness Advocate.

Visit the Scholar Wellness page in the Scholar Hub for more info on resources available to Scholars.


Graduate School

Visit the Graduate School page in the Scholar Hub for more info on resources available to Scholars.

TheDream.US National Scholarship Applications are still open. The deadline to apply is Feb 29, 2024.

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