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DREAM Fellows Spring 2012

 

The Spring 2012 DREAM Fellows

The ten 2012 DREAM Fellows came from diverse backgrounds including Latin American, Caribbean, and Asian. Out of more than 110 applications, these ten students represented an impressive cadre of ambitious young people with hopes of being lawyers, social workers, engineers, politicians, journalists, and community advocates.

As part of the DREAM Fellowship, program participants attended a monthly training program to learn skills and knowledge to continue serving the immigrant community beyond the duration of the fellowship. In addition, each of the ten fellows were placed in internships at an NYIC member organization serving diverse immigrant communities and spanning four of New York's five boroughs.

A few highlights of the 2012 internships included:

  • Creating college readiness guides and resources for undocumented students and parents on college and financial preparation,
  • Assisting immigrant parents obtain Consular ID’s that facilitate better access to financial and educational resources,Engaging youth and their families through non-partisan voter education, registration, and GOTV,
  • Helping to run youth programming in Arab, Korean, South Asian, Chinese, and Latino communities, and
  • Working with and providing translation services for immigrant workers

Community Organizations who hosted DREAM Fellow Interns included:

 

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