Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education 

3rd Annual "Achieving Your DREAMS" AB-540 Conference

Over 65,000 undocumented students graduate from High School each year across the United States.  At least 25,000 are from our State of California.  Due to their immigration status these students are ineligible for all Federal and State funded government financial aid.  They forfeit the pursuit of their dreams to attend a four-year University or College Institution as well as the opportunity of becoming talented doctors, nurses, lawyers, secondary school teachers, entrepreneurs, electrical engineers, and researchers.

Our student organization, therefore, recognizes that all students regardless of their citizenship status should have access to a higher education.  With the objective to close the educational gap among underrepresented communities, we seek to recruit, inform, and retain students from this particular background by providing them with the necessary resources to successfully navigate and achieve a higher education in order for them to contribute to the well-being of our State economy.

To this end, we will host our 3rd Annual "Achieving Your DREAMS" AB-540 Conference occurring on Saturday April 3rd, 2010 from 9am-4:30pm at our University of California, Berkeley campus.  Our Annual Conference will provide multiple workshops regarding alternative financial aid opportunities, academic support as well as additional resources essential for them to successfully achieve a higher education at the University or College of their choice.  We expect over 350 High School and Community College students as well as concerned parents from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to attend our conference based on previous attendance records.  

We, therefore would like to extend this invitation to you and kindly ask that you distribute the attached flyer to your networks and all students that you think might benefit from the conference. For further information please feel free to contact the Co-Chairs of our organization at risecochairs@gmail.com

WHO: Rising Immigrant Scholars Through Education at UC Berkeley aka R.I.S.E @ UC Berkeley

WHAT: 3rd Annual "Achieving Your DREAMS" AB-540 Conference
WHEN: Saturday April 3rd from 9am-4:30pm
WHERE: University of California, Berkeley campus-Sproul Plaza near the Water Fountain.  
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any and all undocumented High School and Community College students as well as concerned parents.

For more information please feel free to contact risecochairs@gmail.com To RSVP: http://www.tinyurl.com/riseconference2010
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