We are not immigration attorneys.

Only licensed immigration attorneys are allowed are allowed to provide legal advice. For a list of local attorneys, please call the Berks Bar Association.  Beware of Notario Fraud. Notarios are not lawyers in the United States, they cannot represent you in court, and they should not be filling out immigration paperwork for you. Find out more about Notario Fraud.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Schlegel Park.

Entry for both 5K & for Fun Run

5K:  Day of race, $30 while shirts last, $23 with no shirt.

 Fun Run: Day of race, $10. No t-shirt.

Registration for Fun Run will be CLOSED once we have as many entries as we have Ribbons so preregister if possible.  

5K awards: For the Overall Male & Female winners, plus 3 males/females in each age group!

Online registration closes on March 29th. 

“DREAMer” has been used to describe young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, who have lived and gone to school here, and who, in many cases, identify as American. Many of them, as students, are not eligible for federal or state financial aid or other types of tuition assistance. 


The Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) seeks to help these students, and the GRIP Dreamer Scholarship Fund of Berks County Community Foundation was created to address this need. GRIP is holding its first annual 5K Race and Fun Run to raise money for the scholarship fund.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Schlegel Park.

  • To sponsor the event, complete the form and submit it to Sally Cox.
  • Optional space is available to set up a stand and showcase products and services under the covered pavilion.
  • Additionally, if you would like to donate merchandise or services to be used in the race, please contact us.

Berks County Community Foundation develops, manages, and distributes funds for charitable purposes. The registration and financial information of the Community Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Thanks to all your donations, we are able to give out $15,000 in scholarships in the 2021 Summer! 13 students will be going to Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Lehigh University, and Reading Area Community College! Thank you!! Please consider donating to our scholarship to be able to continue renewing scholarships to our undocumented students! 

Upcoming Events

Check back for any up coming events! In the meantime, contact us if you'd like to be part of our monthly meetings!

What we do


Inform the community on the immigration issues facing local youth and their families through summits, lectures, and events.


Provide resources to undocumented students so they can continue their education, research possible paths to citizenship, and live their lives.


Grow the DREAMer Scholarship fund for  students whose immigration status (or lack thereof) does not let them get student loans or grants.