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Photos: Diverse Voices Call for Expanding Educational Opportunity for DREAMers

On the steps of City Hall today, dozens of young people, community leaders, and elected officials gathered to demand greater access to higher education for youth, regardless of status. Currently, undocumented youth who have been raised here have no access to financial aid, either at the federal or state level, making it next to impossible for some of the best and brightest of New York’s young people to go to college.

Check out the press release for the event HERE and some great photos from today:

Above: Melissa Garcia Velez (Colombian), Lehman College DREAM Team and Katherine Tabares (Colombian), Make the Road NY

Above: Assembly member Moya makes remarks on his support for New York immigrant youth

Above: Ju-Bum Cha, Education & Communication Director at the MinKwon Center for Community Action

Above: Jacki Cinto, New York State Youth Leadership Council (Mexican)

Above: Assembly member Guillermo Linares and State Senator Bill Perkins

Above: Lucia Allain, student at Queensborough Community College (Peruvian)

Above: Jackie Vimo, Director of Advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition

Above: Emily, student at Queens College (Korean)

Above: Alden Nesbitt, The Black Institute (Caribbean from Trinidad & Tobago)

Above: Yajaira Saavedra, founder of DREAM Scholars (Mexican)

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