The Oakland-based "67 Sueños Collective" ("67 Dreams," after the 67 percent of young people who would not be affected by the DREAM Act) holds monthly encounters or "Encuentros" with undocumented youth from across the Bay Area.
The focus is to build solidarity, and to record their testimonies/stories in hopes to build awareness about the issues they face and to bear witness to their American experience.
Many non-citizen youth (some, but not all, lack full legal documentation) believe in the dream that getting an education is their ticket to a secure future, yet find that dream blocked when they try to go to college. RI public colleges charge these students international student rates, even though they have grown up here and graduated from local high schools. This bill would allow them to attend college at in-state rates, just like their classmates. It costs the state nothing. It doesn't displace any students who are full citizens.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.