Freedom University in Georgia is starting its fifth year this Sunday August 30th!
Freedom University provides rigorous college-level courses, leadership development, and scholarship assistance for undocumented youth in the state of Georgia. To apply, prospective students must register on Freedom U.’s website: “Apply to Freedom University”
Freedom University was founded in 2011 in response to Policy 4.1.6 that bans undocumented students from attending the top five public universities in the state. Students at Freedom University also work in partnership with other colleges and universities to reform admissions and financial aid policies for undocumented students. As a result of Freedom University’s collaboration with the Freedom at Emory initiative, Emory University announced in April 2015 that it would accept and provide financial aid to undocumented students. The University of Georgia also has a strong student group (The Undocumented Student Alliance) that works in partnership with Freedom University. To learn more about Freedom University and these student groups please check out the following links:
Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBT community in Oakland, California. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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