PSC’S STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
In response to questions from students and a national discussion around immigration, Park Slope Collegiate reasserts its commitment to an inclusive and integrated community and anti-racist policies. Our vision is of a truly integrated school—racially, ethnically, economically and academically—that leads toward developing a just and equal society.
Accordingly, Park Slope Collegiate supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA). Consistent with PSC values and policies, the current DACA federal legislation gives undocumented students who have spent much of their lives in the United States the opportunity to continue their educations.
There has been a great deal of speculation about whether DACA or other elements of federal law and policy governing immigration will change in years to come. Though we cannot know what will come to pass, PSC will continue to do all it can to support students, parents, and faculty, including those most who are vulnerable, consistent with the sanctuary laws in place in New York City.
In the short term, we have hosted a Know Your Rights presentation for parents and educators with an immigration lawyer. We have adapted the material into school-wide Circles around immigration and immigrant rights. We have printed emergency “red cards” with a useful script for police harassment, translated into Arabic and Spanish and available in the main office. Finally, we are working toward organizing a student activist group dealing with issues around immigration.
On this page, you can learn about PSC events and find sets of resources for parents, students, and educators to familiarize themselves with immigrant rights.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
Immigrant Youth Activism
United We Dream (National Offices)
Make the Road New York (MRNY)
Scholarships that Don't Require Social Security Numbers
Includes scholarships in the Northern California region as well as national and major-based scholarships.
Comprehensive, 50-page list includes scholarships available to both US and non-US citizens. Scholarships are categorized by deadline, and indicate whether citizenship is a requirement or not.
Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship ($500)
This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number to redeem the award. Check with individual scholarships for eligibility criteria.
Unique list of scholarships for non-U.S. citizens of diverse ethnicities. Includes scholarships that fund undergraduate and graduate work in the U.S. and abroad.
Contact colleges individually to find out their policies about awarding merit scholarships to non-resident immigrant students
Up to $25,000 for DREAMers; however, if you are DACA eligible but decide not to apply for DACA at this point in time, you can still apply for the national scholarship.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Available to every immigrant New Yorker. It offers free, safe immigration legal help in your community and in your language. To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday or call 311 and say "ActionNYC."
Offers legal help in Arabic, Bangla, English, French, Spanish, Urdu, and many other languages. They can do workshops at your local masjid too.
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or
A pro bono clearinghouse for immigrant youth
Immigrant lawyer referral service
New York State Hotline 1-888-769-7243
Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now (English/Spanish/Chinese)
Deportation Defense Card (English/Spanish/Arabic/Chinese/Korean)
New York Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
Office of Adult and Continuing Education
OACE Central Office, Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
475 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Superintendent: Rose-marie Mills, 718-638-2635, OACE@schools.nyc.gov
CUNY Adult ESL Program
Free ESOL are offered at CUNY’s campuses mornings, evenings, and weekends. Registration is ongoing throughout the year. If you are interested in registering, or would like more information, follow these steps:
Find the borough where you want to attend classes and the campus nearest to you.
Call the program to find out class schedule
City Services for New York City Immigrants (brochure translated into 11 languages)
Resources for Educators
A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff