Who is The Anhelo Project and what is our Mission:

The Anhelo Project is a group of student leaders, alumni and staff from various campus-based organizations at high schools, colleges, and universities in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, who despite growing up in the United States and earning their high school diplomas, continuously face challenging road blocks when pursuing a post-secondary education.

We define an undocumented student as someone who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, their biggest obstacle is financial need due to ineligibility for federal and state financial aid. Since the fall of 2009, the Dream Gala Committee (The Anhelo Project) has raised funds in attempt to award scholarships to undocumented students who are in dire need of financial assistance. Our goal is to continue raising funds in order to further the education of undocumented students who are leaders in their communities.


The team behind The Anhelo Project:

 

The Anhelo Project Board Members:

Joanna V. Maravilla-Cano, M.Ed, Doctoral Candidate, College of Education, UIC

Maria D. Ramos-Cuaya, MUPP, Manager & Technician, Costco Wholesale

Joselin Cisneros, B.S. in Sociology, Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate

Hector Silva, Design Lead, Adjunct Professor at School of Design, UIC

Gabriela Reno, B.A. Graduate Student, M.A., French and Francophone Studies Candidate, UIC

Rogelio Cano, Managing Director at Ideal Tech Support

Cesar Jimenez, Director of Student Development, Morton College

 

The Dream Gala Committee:

Joselin Cisneros, Dream Gala Committee Member

Erik Perez, Dream Gala Committee Member

Karla Cabrera-Perez, Dream Gala Committee Member

Lisa Chavez, Dream Gala Committee Member

Lidia Meneses, Dream Gala Committee Member