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
Scholarships that Don't Require Social Security Numbers

10,000 Degrees List of Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Includes scholarships in the Northern California region as well as national and major-based scholarships. 

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s

List for US and Non-US citizens

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)

MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide

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. 

Selected Funding Opportunities Open to Non-US Citizens

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. 

 

Searchable Database of Merit Aid at Each College

Contact colleges individually to find out their policies about awarding merit scholarships to non-resident immigrant students

The Dream Scholarship

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.

 

Ascend Fund NYC

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Legal Assistance

ActionNYC

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."

 

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

 

CUNY Clear

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 cunyclear@mail.law.cuny.edu or

(718) 340-4558.

Safe Passage Project

A pro bono clearinghouse for immigrant youth

AILA

Immigrant lawyer referral service

Board of Immigrant Appeals Attorney List

 

New York State Hotline 1-888-769-7243

Language Classes

New York Public Library

Drop in conversation classes (calendar) or weekly classes each semester (Information Sessions

 

Brooklyn Public Library

Visit a learning center to inquire about ESOL classes. Fall, winter, and spring sessions available for registration.

 

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

 

Other Resources

City Services for New York City Immigrants (brochure translated into 11 languages)

Resources for Educators