transforming schools into safe and welcoming spaces for undocumented students and families
transforming schools into safe and welcoming spaces for undocumented students and families
transforming schools into safe and welcoming spaces for undocumented students and families


Statement on the Results of the 2020 Presidential Election

Following the results of the 2020 presidential election, the mission of ImmSchools remains as bold and necessary as ever. In response to the election of President-elect Joe Biden, we stand committed to the fight for concrete action to protect the millions of undocumented and immigrant families who were not eligible to vote in this election but who continue to shape and change this country in powerful ways.

The fight for the rights of the undocumented community will continue regardless of who is in power. America’s multiracial, multiethnic electorate delivered a loud and clear mandate for transformative solutions to build a vibrant and healthy country -- and it includes a new immigration initiative with a path to citizenship that will keep families together and safe. This mandate applies to any administration in power and we stand prepared to demand accountability with and on behalf of our community. The fight for the rights of the undocumented community did not begin with Trump’s election and does not end with President-elect Biden’s election.

As an immigrant-led organization, ImmSchools is fighting to transform schools into safe and welcoming spaces for immigrant families while recognizing the beauty, power, and leadership of our community. Together with our cross-movement partners, we will continue to do the difficult and bold work of protecting those whose rights continue to be suppressed by our political system.

One thing is inevitable: ImmSchools and the immigrant community will continue to shape and improve this country. Because we belong here and will assert and defend our rights with dignity and conviction.

In solidarity,

ImmSchools Co-Founders
Viridiana Carrizales (She/Her), Vanessa Luna (She/Her), Lorena Tule-Romain (She/Her)


As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it is evident that it has exacerbated the inequities experienced by immigrant families. ImmSchools has been providing financial assistance since April to support those affected by the pandemic and is accepting donations to continue this work. That's why this #GivingTuesday we invite you to donate and participate in our Instagram Family Fund Auction to raise funds to help immigrant families cover basic necessities.
ImmSchools
We are an immigrant-led nonprofit partnering with educators and community leaders to ensure safe and inclusive schools for undocumented and mixed-status students and families.
OUR PROGRAMOUR ONE-PAGERour hope
THE OPPORTUNITY
88% of K-12 educators noted not feeling prepared to support undocumented students and families in their classroom
Less than 1% of school districts nationwide have concrete policies and practices in place to support undocumented students and families
Every year, 140,000 children experienced the deportation of a parent, negatively impacting their well being, safety and academic success
Research indicates that students need a safe and supportive environment in order to learn. For undocumented and mixed-status students across the United States, fear for their safety and of losing their families to deportation or violence is real, and can impact their academic, social, and emotional success. We envision a world where undocumented and mixed-status students of all background see schools as safe havens and thrive in life.
OUR SOLUTION
ImmSchools Three-Pronged Approach
Our holistic approach works to partner with schools and the immigrant community to effectively support and impact undocumented students and families.
We work with educators to hone the knowledge, skills, and capacity to support undocumented students and families through educational workshops.
Push and work with school districts pass and implement effective immigrant-friendly policies and resolutions through advocacy.
Bring together schools and local organizations to work in partnership to support undocumented students and families through community building.
OUR IMPACT
5253

immigrant students & families

participated in ImmSchools programming increasing their access to legal and educational services
7555

educators & school staff

received ImmSchools training to better support undocumented students and families
95%

of educators & school staff

felt their training with ImmSchools increased their knowledge and felt better prepared to support students
30+

school districts & partners

brought ImmSchools programming into their schools and organizations in New York, Texas, and Illinois
VIEW OUR IMPACT REPORT
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