The Summer Program is the entry-way into Adelante Membership.

If you are an undocumented student in New York State, currently in 9th-11th grades, we encourage you to contact us and apply today. Learn more about our program in the flyer below -- it is in both English and Spanish.

What you will gain:

  • A network of friends and mentors

  • Knowledge about College Access, from how to choose a school and apply, to getting the most support possible from an institution

  • Experience with Self-Advocacy

  • Access to apply for Adelante College Scholarships and Emergency Aid

  • This summer only, a $500 stipend in recognition of the financial stress caused by COVID-19.


To be a counselor, you must be committed to immigrant justice and ideally have personal or family experience with the challenges of being undocumented. Typically, counselors stay with us for the summer program. Since we are transitioning to an online program for Summer Program 2020, we are exploring what a counselor role would look like. Check back, and contact us if you would like to join our interest list.


Applying to join us as a student is easy. We first ask you to tell us a bit more about yourself on a written application and to fill out necessary forms. We are looking for undocumented students who think Adelante will make a real difference in their lives and can commit to the program. Then, a member of the planning committee will interview you and answer any questions you and your family have.

Once we invite you to join, we will ask you and your parent or guardian to sign permission forms in order to secure your spot. Apply today using the link above to get started!


Committee members help make the program happen. Tasks include securing speakers and trips for the program, acting as a mentor to students, fundraising, and developing materials for the website and social media platforms. We are looking for dedicated leaders who can devote the necessary time for monthly calls, more frequent planning sessions in the spring, and independent work on tasks. Contact us to inquire.

© 2020 by Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc.




PO Box 3023, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603