2o2o Immigration Summit is here!!

Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:00am-1pm

GRIP’s Annual Immigration Summit is an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing many families in our local community. We are pleased to present this year’s keynote speaker, Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second lady who has gone from being an ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant to a loud, proud advocate. Come learn more of her story! This year’s summit will include information on:

  • Changes to laws and policies affecting immigrants
  • Obstacles to higher education without DACA status and for documented students with undocumented parents
  • Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers – Who are they and how/can they become citizens?

Registration/Payment Options: Adults- $30; Students - free but must pre-register! Space is limited to 100 participants, so please register! Registration deadline is Friday, March 13th.

  • Register through Eventbrite and pay with credit card
  • Register through Eventbrite and mail check or pay at the door with CASH or CHECK
  • Download paper registration below and mail payment with registration to: GRIP Summit, c/o WBMD, 1015 Windsor St. Reading PA 19604
  • High school/college student (free but MUST pre-register online or by mail)

If you would like to pay via mail/in person: Make checks payable to: “West Berks Mission District” indicate “GRIP Summit” on memo line.



  • I will be a “Summit Sponsor” for $75
  • I will be a “Friend of Dreamers” for $150
2020 GRIP Summit Registration Form
Please download, complete, and mail it or scan it to ReadingGRIP@gmail.com
2020 Summit flyer and registration form.
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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.


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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