2o2o Immigration Summit is here!!

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

GRIP IMMIGRATION SUMMIT - POSTPONED!

 

Thanks to all of you who have registered for the 2020 Immigration Summit scheduled for March 23.  With the closing of schools, including Alvernia University, we need to postpone our Summit.  We will try to reschedule a date in the early fall, once we can determine the availability of our presenters and the venue. 

 

As the biggest fundraiser of the year, and more students applying every year, every donation counts. Please consider contributing a Tax-Exempt donation to the GRIP Scholarship Fund. 


If you would like to attend our monthly meetings, or be added to our emailing list, please contact us.


Want to Donate to the scholarship fund?

This past summer, we awarded $30,000 to 21 undocumented students! Their pursuit to an education would not have been possible without contributions from concerned citizens like you. Any amount donated will make the difference in a student's life. Please go to our GRIP Scholarship Fund tab for more information on how to donate.


DACA is under attack

President Trump has announced to end DACA! There is light at the end of the tunnel, the DREAM Act 2017 is being pushed, but we need your help! Call, visit,  Tweet, Facebook, protest your representatives to support the DREAM Act 2017! Need help getting the words out? Try this. Don't know who your preventative is? Check this out! Stand up, fight back. 


This is one of the main reason we, as an organization, started the Scholarship Fund (more info below). We wanted to help our local undocumented students to continue their education. This year, thanks to your generous support, 23 undocumented students received a total of $30,550 in scholarship money. Some of these students go to college part time, work third shift, some work 2 jobs, while juggling family responsibilities, to be able to pay for the difference in tuition, books, and other fees. This oftentimes makes them take double as long to accomplish an associate or bachelor's degree. We need your voice, call your representatives and tell them to support the HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION FAIRNESS ACT. 




DREAMer Scholarship Fund

The GRIP DREAMer Scholarship is for students whose immigration status (or lack thereof) does not let them get student loans or grants. By donating, you will be helping a student like the De Factos reach their dream of higher education. Any little bit counts. Make your tax-deductible donation to:

Berks County Community Foundation,

237 Court Street

Reading, PA 19601

Att: GRIP DREAMer Scholarship

or donate online by clicking here! Thank you!


Learn About Us

We are a community organization that educates the public on immigration reform. We hold information sessions with the latest information to inform those who are directly affected and those who want to know more about it. 


We are made up of community members, such as church leaders, immigration attorneys, high school and post-secondary school faculty, immigration leaders, and concerned citizens. 


We make a difference, one person and student at a time.




#ShutDownBerks

Let's #SHUTDOWNBERKS Detention Center! We need this place closed down and the families with their families!...

Posted by Greater Reading Immigration Project - GRIP on Monday, 22 February 2016
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