Summer Program 2019
We go ADELANTE/FORWARD together
WHAT WE DO
Adelante is a safe space for undocumented students in NYS to explore their legal status and routes to college with their peers and professional staff. Members join our network by attending a summer session, and continue to develop their educational roadmap through mentorship and quarterly reunions. We also work with students to research new policy directions and offer consulting to colleges and universities that wish to welcome more undocumented students.
WHY WE DO IT
Message from founder Gabriela: "I arrived to this country from El Salvador when I was 13 years old. I realized that fulfilling my dream of attending college would be a monumental task. I was an undocumented immigrant. Luckily, I had a great support system. I founded Adelante to help other undocumented students navigate the same questions I had."
So far, we offer one 10-day summer overnight program each year in the Hudson Valley. Any high school student who lives outside of New York City can join so long as they can arrive to our Mid-Hudson location. We hope to replicate our programs in other areas of the state, and offer suggestions for statewide policy changes. See flyers below for more information on our upcoming summer program! We are accepting applications now.
PREVIEW THE APPLICATION
We have received a number of questions regarding the New York DREAM Act, the exciting new legislation that allows eligible undocumented students to apply for New York State Financial Aid for college. In response, we have created a slide presentation you can click through to preview screenshots of the application and read some of our own comments. Take a look, and let us know what other questions you have or information you want us to add!