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ADELANTE STUDENT VOICES 

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. Members become involved in legislative and institutional campaigns to contribute to a just New York State.



WHY WE DO IT

Message from founder Gabriela: "I arrived in 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."

 

BECOMING A MEMBER
Membership in Adelante begins with participation in our Summer Program. The Summer Program is a free 10-day overnight program, and covers the college admission process, as well as activism and how to become involved in community change. 

Any undocumented high school student who lives in New York State outside of the City can apply to join. If you live in New York City, we are happy to answer questions and connect you with amazing organizations in the City. 

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MEMBERS: Remember to Apply for the Fund!

If you participated in Adelante and plan to attend college or a career program next year then you can still apply for the scholarship fund. The deadline is June 1, 2024. Contact us if you need assistance. We can help you to edit your essay or provide advice. A separate team of volunteers reads the final submissions so you should not feel shy asking for help!

ADELANTE SCHOLARSHIP

Every year Adelante Student Voices fundraises to provide scholarships valued at $500- $1,000 to students who have participated in our programs. High school seniors and continuing college students are eligible to apply. These scholarships can make a big difference in an undocumented students's ability to study at their choice of school without worrying as much about the early payments or indirect costs like books and transportation. It is not too late to donate! Consider a gift of any size today.

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