Stand up for Dreamers & the 9th Annual Dream Gala

Of the nearly 1.2 million undocumented youth eligible for DACA, an estimated 140,000 students between 16 and 24 years old are enrolled in two- or four-year institutions while another 80,000 have obtained at least an associate’s degree. But, both DACA and undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid and other types of financial aid that make college more affordable.

Our goal is to support undocumented students, many of whom despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary education. One major obstacle being financial need due to ineligibility to apply for federal and state financial aid. Join us in a night of laughs, fun, and drinks! All the money from the fundraiser will go toward providing scholarships to undocumented students. This year we're going to offer a NEW YEAR FLASH DEAL! Here are thedetails of the sale:

COMEDY SHOW: $25.00

DREAM GALA EARLY BIRD TICKET: $50.00 (Expires on Jan. 15th, 2018)

COMEDY SHOW + DREAM GALA: $70.00

There is ONE HOUR of open bar and appetizers, so please purchase your ticket now! Let's continue making a difference in their lives - buy your tickets below today!

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If you're GIVING back this holiday season, think about helping us, The Anhelo Project - our vision and mission depends on your support and donations!  Your gift to the The Anhelo Project boosts our mission through initiatives such as scholarships and other goals. Make a tax-deductible, year-end donation to The Anhelo Project NOW and help us reach our goal. No gift is too small; every dollar counts. Please head to the button below to donate!


The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship Application

The Anhelo Project is a non-for-profit organization that consists of a group of student leaders and professionals from various educational institutions and community based organizations in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, many of whom despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary education. One major obstacle being financial need due to ineligibility to apply for federal and state financial aid. The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to deserving undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need. 

We are pleased to announce The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship Application. The Anhelo Project will award $2,000.00 for the 2018 Spring or Fall semesters to deserving undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need. The Dream Scholarship will be open to Illinois residents attending any college or university within the State of Illinois. You can find additional information here.

Jessica ROjas, Photo taken by the New York Times (http://bit.ly/2yNzUY8)

Jessica ROjas, Photo taken by the New York Times (http://bit.ly/2yNzUY8)


The Dream Gala

In the fall of 2009, The Dream Gala Committee was formed with student leaders, alumni and staff from various campus based organizations at the University of Illinois at Chicago to address the funding needs of undocumented students.

The Dream Gala

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The Anhelo Project wants you on our team! Are you passionate about the education and future of undocumented students? We would love to have someone like you on our team!

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