Immschools

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
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)





ImmSchools

ImmSchools is an immigrant-led nonprofit organization that partners with K-12 educators to transform schools into safe and welcoming spaces for undocumented 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
Source: UCLA The Civil Rights Project:  U.S Immigration Enforcement Policy and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning in the Nation's Schools
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
Source: American Psychology Association: The effects of parental undocumented status on families and children, 2016
OUR SOLUTION
ImmSchools Three-Pronged Approach
An intersectional approach where schools and the immigrant community are working together to effectively support and positively impact undocumented students and families
OUR IMPACT
1,550
immigrant students & families
participated in ImmSchools programming increasing their access to legal and educational services
2,332
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
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