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ImmSchools selected as a 2019 J.M Kaplan Awardees - dECEMBER, 2019
For America’s undocumented families, schools are places of unmatched opportunity: every child in the U.S. is guaranteed a K-12 education regardless of immigration status...
ImmSchools a part of GSBI Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins - OCTOBER, 2019
After the success of last year’s GSBI Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins (SEM) accelerator program, I am pleased to share our second cohort of social entrepreneurs supporting refugees, migrants, and human trafficking survivors...
Vanessa Luna is on the 2019 Time 100 Next List - october, 2019
Vanessa Luna was teaching in Los Angeles in 2014 when the deportation of a student’s parent gave her an up-close view of how immigration policy can impact a child’s education...
Help is Here to Know and Protect the Rights of Immigrant Students - October 1, 2019
Many organizations connect immigrants to citizenship resources and legal aid. But ImmSchools is targeting support to where it’s sorely needed: in K-12 schools.
Check Out These Creative Initiatives Standing Up for Immigrant Students - OCTOBER 30, 2019
Amidst this ongoing crisis for students within immigrant communities, responses that create safety and support for them and their families are more important than ever. Here are several organizations with creative solutions that school administrators should emulate.
Back to School but Nothing’s Normal - September 15, 2019
It was a busy, if often frustrating, summer for the Trump administration’s many efforts to destabilize U.S. immigration policies. Federal judges ruled in August that...
Meet Lorena Tule-Romain of ImmSchools in Dallas - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Growing as an undocumented student marked the trajectory of my professional life. As I navigated the professional pathways, I often grew frustrated with the lack of representation and knowledge around supporting undocumented families.
ALUMNA EARNS FORBES “30 UNDER 30” RECOGNITION - july 11, 2019
Vanessa Luna ’14 has dedicated her life after graduation to supporting the unique needs of undocumented students and families in the K-12 system.
ImmSchools wins Teach For America Social Innovation Award - June 10, 2019
The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Social Innovation Award recognizes bold, new innovations that expand opportunities for students in low-income communities and address the root causes of educational inequity. Now in its eighth year...
ImmSchool Partners with SAISD - May 13, 2019

ImmSchools is excited to partner with San Antonio ISD and SA Rise in elevating the voices of the undocumented community within our schools. This video feature highlights the important of culturally responsive practices and tailored support of our undocumented students.
Vanessa Luna recognized as a leader in education by Forbes 30 under 30 - 2019
A Dreamer herself, Luna cofounded ImmSchools in 2017 to provide 1,000 educators the training needed to support the needs of 30,000 undocumented students and their families nationwide.

ImmSchools Co-Founder, Vanessa Luna, selected as 2019 Roddenberry Fellow - 2019
Vanessa Luna is the Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer of ImmSchools. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 from Lima, Peru. Growing up undocumented, she experienced various challenges but due to her parent’s resilience...
How Being Undocumented Inspired Me to Seek Educational Access For All - DECEMBER 29, 2018
When I was a high-school senior, the school guidance counselor told me I couldn’t go to college. I was a top student, but after I informed him that I was an undocumented immigrant, he said I wouldn’t be able to enroll in college without a Social Security number.
The School-to-Deportation Pipeline - Fall 2018

On a Saturday afternoon in Houston, Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento crossed a stage donning a green graduation gown. The 19-year-old was proud of this moment—one he wasn’t sure would happen...
5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP (RIGHT NOW) REUNITE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES - June 28, 2018
I grew up undocumented. I grew up knowing the fear and resiliency that comes from being an immigrant in this country. I know of the hardships but I also know of the perseverance and strength of my parents and my community...
Op-Ed: Schools Are Legally & Morally Obligated to Protect Undocumented Students, Not Report Them - May 25, 2018
Thirteen years ago, as high school senior applying for college, I sat nervously as I watched my counselor review my first college application. As he stared at the blank Social Security number box...