By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
If you are a teacher, United We Dream wants to help uplift and support your work with, and for, undocumented students. You can join UWD annually and build upon your commitments so that one day not just your classroom but your entire school can truly celebrate and support undocumented students and their families; holistically. The commitments are centered around the following three themes:
Emerging Allies — Raising Awareness: Institutions can provide an action plan of its commitment to raise awareness of undocumented students’ and their families experiences and discuss the steps needed to disseminate information and resources available to undocumented students with the larger community.
Support Services — Building Commitment: Institutions can increase support for undocumented students and their families by implementing or improving programs and support services to better meet the needs of undocumented students.
Institutional Champion — Systemic Policy Change: Institutions can embed support for undocumented students through organizational structures, policy changes, and new institutional or system wide initiatives that include scholarship funds, financial aid programs, or broader campaigns aimed at improving undocumented students’ and their families educational experience beyond access and retention.
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