WVC DREAMers Task Force
Wenatchee Valley College and the DREAMers Taskforce want to help you in fulfilling
your dream of higher education. We welcome you to take a look around our website
and learn more about opportunities, campus resources, the admissions process, financial
aid resources and much more!
To identify barriers within Wenatchee Valley College that hinder student recruitment,
retention and success as a result of DACA/HB 1079/DREAMers status. This taskforce
will provide training, resources and needed support to our WVC community to best serve
The Butterfly Logo
Wenatchee Valley College’s DREAMers Taskforce adopted the image of the butterfly because
it is widely viewed as a positive symbol of personal transformation, freedom from
previous struggles, renewal and hope. Like butterflies, undocumented students want
to break free and soar. Lastly, the circle with “WVC Dreamers” is a reminder of the
welcoming and safe place that is available to all students within WVC.
Resources for Undocumented Students
These are resources that you can access both locally and state-wide.
Educators for Fair Consideration – (E4FC)
is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that empowers undocumented young
people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States.
They address the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support,
leadership development, community outreach, and advocacy. Their programming is designed
by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies. The Educators for Fair Consideration website
Latino Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)
– The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) was started in 1998 to improve
academic achievement of Latino students. LEAP offers services such as an annual educational
conference and legislative day, student leadership forums and public education workshops
for parents, students, and educators. LEAP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization
in Washington State. The LEAP website
The Path to College for Undocumented Students - In this guide (link to the guide) they layout the most common routes undocumented students can take in order to enroll
in an undergraduate program by providing the following:
- Facts about the path to citizenship
- The DREAM Act and DACA
- Rights as an undocumented student
- Searching for and selecting colleges
- Applying for college
- The challenges of financial aid and finding scholarships
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project
- The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants
by pursuing and defending their legal status. They focus on providing direct legal
services, supported by their education and public policy work. Want to get involved?
In this website you will find volunteer and internship opportunities, workshops and
great tips for preparing for DACA clinics. This site is prepared for DREAMERs by NWIRP.
The NWIRP website
- Each year more than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools in
the U.S., but only a fraction continue on to college. This website is divided into few
key sections, such as explanation of legal rights, including the DREAM Act and DACA,
how to find and apply for colleges and financial aid for undocumented students. The OnlineColleges.net website
- The mission of 21 Progress is to build a 21st Century Movement for Equity and Justice.
21 Progress provides programs that empower leaders among the hard working people of
Washington and advances bold ideas for economic and social justice. Through popular
education, civic engagement and arts & culture, 21 Progress assists emerging leaders-especially
young adults and immigrants- to claim their place in building a more just society
and reaching their dream. The 21 Progress website
Know your rights: What to do if immigration or the police come to your door