The Anhelo Project
 
 

EMPOWERING THE FUTURE.

Our mission is to support undocumented students of all backgrounds who face roadblocks in pursuit of their post-secondary education.




 
 
 
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Our History

The Anhelo Project was formed by a group of individuals at the University of Illinois at Chicago to address the academic financial needs of undocumented students on campus.

The group hosted the inaugural fundraiser known as the Dream Gala in April 2010 to benefit undocumented students and begin the Dream Scholarship fund for the following spring.

In the fall of 2011, upon recognizing the lack of scholarship opportunities open to undocumented students in the city, the Dream Scholarship was opened to support students at other colleges and universities throughout the City of Chicago. In 2012, the group became a non-profit organization known today as The Anhelo Project.

Photo by Juan Ramos on Unsplash

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$100,000

THOUSAND Dollars Raised

As of today, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to over 50 students from colleges and universities within the State of Illinois.

 

10

Years Serving communities

We collaborate with educational institutions and community organizations to empower undocumented students to continue their education.

 
 

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STUDENT RECIPIENTS

Our scholarship has helped finance a portion of tuition, fees, and educational materials for a collective of 50 students since 2011.

 
 

Our Future

The Anhelo Project will continue to expand access to the Dream Scholarship. For this reason our award is now open to students enrolled in non-traditional post-secondary educational pathways (i.e. certificates, vocational training, and apprenticeships). In addition, we hope to grow our financial support for individuals in need of DACA Renewal funding, and the commitment to community based programming.

 
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