For DREAMers and Educators


  • PD
    Online PD Series: Supporting immigrants in Schools 

    BPS/OEL is hosting a series of 10 standalone professional development sessions around supporting immigrants in schools based on the modules developed by the City University of New York - Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE). 

    PD Instructor: Cynthia Carvajal, Ph.D.

    Flyer: Please click here to view it. 
    Participants will receive 2 PDPs for each session. Raffle winners will receive the Anti-Racism Books Collections. The more sessions you attend, the higher chance you will receive the prize! 

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Special Circle: “To Immigrants with Love”

    Jessica Madden-Fuoco, the Director of Teaching and Learning at Boston Green Academy, wrote a restorative justice circle plan "To Immigrants with Love" to affirm and embrace our students, staff, families, and neighbors who are immigrants. It's the first circle in the Boston Green Academy Circle Plan document. Please note: some parts will require modification for early elementary students because of sensitive content/language.

  • Office of the Attorney General logo Emergency Planning Guide for Families

    The Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey put together a Guide for parents with uncertain immigration status since they may be concerned about the care and custody of their children in the event of sudden detention or deportation by federal immigration officials. The guides provide legal options to consider and are currently available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

  • DACA toolkit Please click here to learn about what PreK-12 educators, leaders and policymakers can do in light of the DACA decision on the #HomeIsHere PreK-12 Educator Toolkit!


  • Know Your Rights Workshops

    The Office of English Learners is working with the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project to provide Know Your Rights workshops for BPS schools. This workshop will inform families and staff of information regarding basic immigrants rights. If you are interested in hosting a Know Your Rights workshop at your school, please contact Ahmed Noor (anoor@bostonpublicschools.org) for more information.

    You may download the presentations in the following languages:

  • ILRC logo ILRC put together a list of useful DACA resources including information about DACA renewal and how the ending of DACA program would affect work permits, social security numbers (SSNs), and etc.

  • United We DreAM LOGO  Updated FAQs regarding the announcement that USCIS is accepting DACA Renewal Applications (January 14, 2018)

  • BTU and MIRA logos Partnered with MIRA Coalition, BTU Unafraid Educator groups created the Unafraid Scholarship for Boston’s High School Students. BTU also has useful Resources for Undocumented Students Applying to College.

    Please also visit the BTU Unafraid Educators website to learn more.


    The Unafraid Scholarship for BPS Graduates

    The Unafraid Scholarship was founded by the BTU's Unafraid Educators in order to provide financial support for students who are not eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government due to their immigration status. It is a one-time grant made payable to the student. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the particular financial need of the student, the number of qualified applicants, and the funds raised in a given year.

    In order to qualify for the Unafraid Scholarship students must:

    • Be undocumented

    • Be a BPS graduate

    There is no GPA requirement. Students must submit all materials by June 1st to Unafraidscholarship@gmail.com

    Start your application here (bit.ly/unafraidscholarship)

  • NILC logo NILC provides important, up-to-date notice about DACA as well as questions and answers about DACA under Trump administration. In partnership with the Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis, NILC just launched The Butterfly Story Collective podcast series.

  • Re-imagining Migration logo In light of the recent political climate, Re-imaging Migration put together suggestions for educators to support DACA students in the classroom.

  • Dept of Homeland Security logo DHS created a list of FAQs about the Rescission of DACA. Questions include, 'what is going to happen to current DACA holders?'

    Also available in Spanish (Español).

  • Immigrants Rising Logo Immigrants Rising Scholarship List

    Immigrants Rising put together a list of undergraduate and graduate scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. Please click here to check it out!

  • How to Support Students Experiencing Anxiety image Anxiety and Trauma Guides for Educators Toolkit

    Learn how to support undocumented students experiencing anxiety and trauma by checking out the new guides by Informed Immigrant, Latinx Therapy and FWD.us!

  • BTU Resources for Undocumented Students Applying for College

    The Boston Teachers Union (BTU) and the Student Immigration Movement (SIM) created a document to share resources with immigrant students as they apply for college. The document includes useful information such as Frequently Asked Questions regarding Financial Aids, Scholarship Opportunities, a List of "undocu-friendly" higher education institutions and etc. Make sure to check it out the Resources for Undocumented Students Applying to College. BTU Unafraid Educators also created the one-pager FAQs on college access.

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