Dreamer's Resources


What We Do:
The DREAMers club is dedicated to educating students and staff about immigration and immigrant rights. We've made it our mission to discuss DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is a policy that protects immigrant youth who came to the United States as a child, from deportation. The club consists of DREAMers and allies who have a desire to help want to use their voice to advocate for undocumented students. We have brought awareness to our club through classroom presentations in which we cover DACA, changes in immigration, challenges and more importantly, what we can do.

Last year, our club focused on fundraising and we were the first club to ever offer our fellow students a scholarship. With our efforts, we were able to capture the attention of one of LT parents, and we created the Dita Merkle Scholarship. We were able to help five undocumented students attend their dream school.

Thursdays afterschool

Club Sponsors:
Ms. Liz Chisholm - echisholm@cps.edu
Mrs. Gabriela Escobar - gbescobar@cps.edu

If you have any questions or interest, you can contact the club president, Sofia Rodriguez or vice president, Liliana Vélez.


 Resource    Description
College Greenlight    College Greenlight through Cappex has a list of scholarships for undocumented students. 
Immigrants Rising     Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students.
Golden Door Scholars Golden Door Scholars is a nonprofit built to dramatically expand educational opportunities, increase awareness and raise scholarship funds for high-performing undocumented students. 
Illinois Association for College Admission CounselingFinancial aid and scholarships for undocumented students.
ICIRR: An Undocumented Student's Guide to CollegeA guide to help undocumented students navigate some of the complicated and confusing aspects of accessing higher education. 
My (Un)Documented LifeUp-to-date information & resources for undocumented immigrants.