Resources for Undocumented and DACA Students

Teachers play a vital role for undocumented students and their families. This collection of resources compiled by The ILC Public Education Institute includes information about undocumented students’ rights, emergency planning guides, lists of scholarships and guides for teachers. Search below or use the “Browse” tab to explore a list of all available options.

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Undocumented Immigrant Students

Video showing challenges and fears of undocumented students in schools and universities, and strategies for educators to address them

Working With Undocumented Families

Article for adults working with children living in fear of immigration concerns

Special Attributes Scholarships

Comprehensive list of scholarships available to undocumented/TPS/DACA students and other groups

Family Preparedness Plan

Guide to help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status, available in English and Mandarin

Scholarships for DREAMers

List of financial aid opportunities for undocumented students and DREAMers

Informed Immigrant Guides

Resources to support immigrants in navigating TPS, DACA, laws/rights, family preparation, detention and deportation, and mental health

Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.: Factors in Successful Integration

Article that describes six themes that promote and hinder the successful integration of unaccompanied minors in their communities

Families Belong Together Parent Resource Hub

Lessons, resources and coloring pages to help children develop compassion and self-understanding, and to become agents of change

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

Guide for helping to open the doors of opportunity for undocumented, unaccompanied and refugee children living in the United States

Waking Dream Curricula

Collection of short videos and accompanying curriculum following the lives and challenges of DACA recipients
TitleDescriptionTagsAuthor
Undocumented Immigrant StudentsVideo showing challenges and fears of undocumented students in schools and universities, and strategies for educators to address themvideo, elementary school, middle school, high school, adult and higher educationThe Immigrant Learning Center
Families Belong Together Parent Resource HubLessons, resources and coloring pages to help children develop compassion and self-understanding, and to become agents of changewebsite, elementary school, middle school, high schoolFamilies Belong Together
Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support StaffGuide for helping to open the doors of opportunity for undocumented, unaccompanied and refugee children living in the United Statesarticle/report, elementary school, middle school, high schoolLearning for Justice
Waking Dream CurriculaCollection of short videos and accompanying curriculum following the lives and challenges of DACA recipientslesson plan, middle school, high school, adult and higher education iNation Media
Waking Dream EpisodesSix-episode series showing the reality of young people in the DACA programvideo, middle school, high school, adult and higher educationIndie Lens Storycast
Supporting & Protecting Undocumented StudentsGuide to what schools and leaders can do to help the undocumented communitywebsite, elementary school, middle school, high schoolCommunity for Accredited Online Schools
Working With Undocumented FamiliesArticle for adults working with children living in fear of immigration concernswebsite, elementary school, middle school, high schoolAlina Ramirez-Ponce, Ph.D., LCSW-S
Informed Immigrant GuidesResources to support immigrants in navigating TPS, DACA, laws/rights, family preparation, detention and deportation, and mental healthgeneral audience, websiteInformed Immigrant
Emergency Planning Guide for Parents with Uncertain Immigration StatusResource offering support on how to make care plans for childrengeneral audience, websiteOffice of the Attorney General Maura Healy
Scholarships for DREAMersList of financial aid opportunities for undocumented students and DREAMerswebsite, adult and higher educationGet Schooled
Family Preparedness PlanGuide to help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status, available in English and Mandarinwebsite, general audienceImmigrant Legal Resource Center
Special Attributes ScholarshipsComprehensive list of scholarships available to undocumented/TPS/DACA students and other groupswebsite, adult and higher educationScholarships.com
What Teachers Supporting Undocumented Students Should KnowShort article outlining student and family rights as well as tips for educatorswebsite, elementary school, middle school, high schoolPaula Ann Solis
Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.: Factors in Successful IntegrationArticle that describes six themes that promote and hinder the successful integration of unaccompanied minors in their communitiesarticle/report, elementary school, high school, middle schoolUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops
American Federation of Teachers: ImmigrationResources for teachers and schools about DACA and immigrant students’ rightswebsite, elementary school, middle school, high schoolAmerican Federation of Teachers
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