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Let’s Make America More Just for Our Immigrant Students and Families - june 2020
Check out this powerful piece by Rosario Quiroz Villarreal, ImmSchools NYC Program Facilitator and Next100 Policy Entrepreneur, Rosario Alexander-Villarreal highlighting the role and power of educators in supporting our immigrant students and families in our schools.
Maria Rocha, ImmSchools Facilitator reflected on what the Supreme Court decision meant for her - june 2020
“As a San Antonio school teacher and DACA recipient, Maria Rocha has become an active voice for immigrants across the state and the nation.”We are inspired by the leadership of our DACA community who fought for and won this victory.
Lorena Tule-Romain: ImmSchools – How lived experience can spark your entrepreneurial fire. - june 2020
Voyage Dallas featured our co-founder, Lorena Tule-Romain in their new edition #shoutoutdfw, she shared Viridiana Tule Carrizales influence on her and even gave travel tips highlighting Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation !
After Supreme Court Victory, DACA Educators Vow to Keep Fighting - june 2020
When Angélica Reyes learned that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she hugged her 8-year-old son tight and began to laugh and cry."He was like, 'We don't have to move to Canada, mama..."
Ideas to power next school year in NYC: How to confront trauma and foster healing - june 2020
Trauma: the word will hang over school communities when teachers and students return next school year, whether to campus, to remote classrooms, or to some hybrid of the two.
'There's Hope for Us.' DACA Recipients Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling - june 2020
Brian De Los Santos struggled to get to sleep on Wednesday night as he and his husband worried about what the outcome of the next day’s Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could mean for them.
With No Federal Aid, Immigrant Families, Students Lean on Local Support - May 2020
With just a few weeks left in her senior year of high school, Miriam has a long list of questions weighing on her mind.Will I cross the stage and collect a diploma? When will I see my friends again in person? Will college still start as planned this fall?Her list grows every day...
Resources for North Texas’ immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic - April 2020
Here are some efforts aimed at helping authorized and unauthorized immigrants cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Educators Grapple With COVID-19 Challenges, Supporting Undocumented Students & Families Must Be a Priority - April 2020
Last month, one of my former middle school students sent me a message on Instagram: “Miss, Hi! I wanted to ask you…do you have any information on food resources for my family? My mom isn’t sure where we can go, we are struggling right now and we need to feed our family."
For Undocumented Students, Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Learning Disruptions — and Economic Panic — With Few Avenues for Help - aPRIL 2020
Miriam hopes to attend college and become an elementary school teacher. But right now, she’s worried that she won’t graduate from high school.Like many campuses across the U.S., her high school in San Antonio, Texas, transitioned to online instruction last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As DACA decision looms, San Antonio educators talk support for undocumented families - FEBRUARY 2020
As the nation awaited a U.S. Supreme Court decision this spring on President Donald Trump’s efforts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, participants in a conference for bilingual educators here Friday grappled with ways to support undocumented students, families — and colleagues...
Lorena Tule Romain selected as Dallas Park & Recreation Board Member - January 2020
Established by the City Charter, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board has oversight of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  The 15 members of this policy making board are appointed and approved by the Mayor and Dallas City Council.
Vanessa Luna as Forbes 30 under 30 Dream Team - December, 2019
This Teach for America veteran’s startup, which currently operates in Texas and New York, trains nearly 2,000 educators to help support 60,000 undocumented students in those two immigrant-heavy states...
Latinos making impact an impact in their community - December, 2019
While Latinos faced brutal attacks in 2019, including a rise in hate crimes against our communities and vicious political assaults aimed at immigrants and people of color, this year also reminded us of our might. Across fields, our people have been using their voices, talents and smarts to uplift our stories and promote our culture...
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...
Supreme Court to Tackle DACA. What Does It Mean for Students, Teachers, and Schools? - November, 2019
When the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up a case about the Trump administration’s effort to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 700,000 recipients of the program’s relief from deportation will be on edge...
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...