Immigrant Heritage Month 2024

Resources for Immigrant Communities from our National Partners & Collaborators:

  • HomeIsHere Toolkit for PreK-12 Educators, Leaders, and Policymakers
  • Aliento is a community organization that is DACA, undocumented and youth-led organization
  • American Civil Liberties Union ACLU has Rights ACLU Videos in seven Languages. It is an empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) is rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity. Help AAJC tell the story of Asian American immigrants by sharing your or your family member’s story here; General Resources
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. Watch Why We Rise; General Resources
  • Convivir Colorado is a six- through 12th-grade leadership program for immigrant, refugee, and first generation youth that helps them channel their leadership through the lens of their migrant journey, so they can strengthen their sense of self and continue practicing agency as they make a positive impact on their Colorado communities. Application to join Convivir Programs.
  • Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
  • FWD.us is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when more individuals are able to achieve their full potential.
  • Higher Ed Immigration Portal serves as a vital source of information to help inform federal, state, and campus level policies and practices at the intersection of higher education and immigration. The Portal is an online hub of resources that brings together partners from across the higher education and immigration fields to centralize and amplify our collective work.
  • Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ+ Immigrant Rights organization. Advocating at the intersection of countless issues affecting LGBTQ+ immigrants, check out their site for information about legal support, and policy priorities.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): Know Your Rights Cards Multiple Language. ILRC is an organization that works with and educates immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
  • Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.
  • ImmSchoools Resources for Families Is an immigrant led non-profit organization that works to ensure immigrant and undocumented students thrive in the K-12 education system.
  • Informed Immigrant has become both a digital hub and offline network offering the most up-to-date and accessible information and guidance for the undocumented immigrant community. Ready to explore? Start by finding an immigrant-serving organization near you, or by scrolling through their resource library.
  • Juntos prepares undocumented high school seniors for career success by guiding them through the entrepreneurial process and equipping them with knowledge and financial resources.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) – Is a premier veterans advocacy and support organization.. This organization fights for veterans every day. Hard. They are the tip-of-the spear non-profit engine of impact that connects, unites, and empowers over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide.
  • ‘I Am An Immigrant’ campaign encourages all Americans to celebrate the monumental contributions that immigrants have made—and continue to make every day.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest Latinx organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of Latinx Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 525 LULAC councils nationwide Resources for immigration.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading Latinx legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community.”
  • National Council on Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) Policy Platform on Immigration
  • National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations and individuals.
  • National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
  • OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national membership-driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, touching tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country.
  • Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities.
    • Visit our partner The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration’s Higher Ed Immigration Portal to find information about the FAFSA process, identify next steps on your FAFSA, and get help. Visit: HigherEdImmigrationPortal.org/FAFSA
  • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization.
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States.
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society.
  • The Dream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers.
  • The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
  • The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum was established to build and sustain a national, progressive, multi-issue movement of API women to address civil rights, economic justice, educational access, ending violence against women, health, and immigrant/refugee rights.
  • The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization formed by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the U.S.
  • UndocuBlack Network (UBN) is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access resources and contributes to transforming the realities of our people, so we are thriving and living our fullest lives.
  • UndocuScholars engages institutional agents, college and university students, scholars, and community advocacy partners to create and further build on sustainable and effective best practices for undocumented youth in higher education.
  • UnidosUS —formerly known as NCLR—has immigration resources and has created ImmiLocal, an interactive online map where you can search for nonprofit immigration legal and financial services.
  • United We Dream is the largest Immigrant youth-led community in the country.

School-Based Supports/Resources


Events


Immigrant Heritage Month: Then and Now

Immigrant Heritage Month formally began in 2014 as a way to celebrate the impact of immigrants and refugees in the United States. You can learn more about this movement and month via I Am an Immigrant. Despite ongoing efforts to celebrate the contributions and humanity of immigrants and demonstrate the benefits of immigration for our society, there remains much to be done to protect the immigrant communities we serve. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy continues to be threatened in numerous court cases and pathways to citizenship remain impossible for many.


Social Media Suggestions

  • I Am An Immigrant
  • FWD.us
  • Informed Immigrant
  • ImmSchools
  • Convivir Colorado
  • Aliento
  • Juntos 2 College
  • United We Dream
  • TheDream.US
  • The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration 
  • Immigrants Rising
  • NAKASEC
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Haitian Bridge Alliance
  • UndocuBlack Network
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • UCLA Dream Resource Center

By Career Center Team
Career Center Team