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Freedom University Creates Educational Space for Undocumented Students

Students across the nation prepare to head back to campus. But for many undocumented students, the dream of accessing an education remains out of reach.

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I am inspired by the stories of the students and faculty at Freedom University. It reminds me of the essence of education; the desire to learn.

We will continue to advocate for the Federal DREAM Act, but until it passes, you can make a charitable donation to this organization to help cover the costs of books for students. Or perhaps fund a full scholarship for a student to attend university. To learn more please visit Freedom University's website.

Vanessa Perez, Ph.D. is a professor of Latino Studies at the City University of New York and published author. She serves on the board of the National Latina/o Education Research and Policy Project. You can follow her on Twitter @VanessaYPerez.