Additional Resources


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Community Resources

  • Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project
    • Programs:  Day of the Immigrant, Parent Programs, Know your Rights training, Mariachi Matters, DACA Workshops, Fight deportations, Leadership Development, Grassroots fundraisers, Get Out the Vote.
    • Email:    info@ssipchicago.org
      Phone:  630.296.6755
    • Web:     http://ssipchicago.org/
  • Spanish Community Center
  • IL Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
    • Facing Deportation? Call Family Support Network and Hotline  
    • Phone:  1-855-HELP-MY-FAMILY (1-855-435-7693)
    • Web:     www.icirr.org
      Available in English, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese
  • A.C.C.E.S.S.  (Access to College and Career Education for Statewide Success)
    • Passage of the IL Student ACCESS bill would provide undocumented students with an equal opportunity in 4 year public universities.
    • This bill help students give undocumented students by allowing them to receive institutional aid in public universities.
    • Phone:    call 217.782.2000 to ask your representative to support the student ACCESS bill

 

Legal Protections

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Joliet Jr. College upholds the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to protect the privacy of all our students' educational records.

Illinois TRUST Act (SB 31)
The Illinois TRUST Act  recently extended protections for undocumented Illinois residents. This act prevents Illinois law enforcement agencies and officials from detaining an individual based solely on an "immigration hold." Also under this act, local police cannot stop, search, or arrest anyone based on their immigration or citizenship status. 

 

High School Undocumented Pathway to College Workshops

Workshops are designed to assist high school undocumented students apply for admission and scholarships at Joliet Junior College. If you would like a workshop at your high school, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) at 815.280.6709

Dreaming for the Future Annual Scholarship Benefit

Established in 2013, this student-led annual event hosted by Joliet Junior College's Latinos Unidos Club in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Joliet Junior College Foundation, seeks to not only create an awareness of the plight of undocumented students, but also, raise funds for scholarships that are open to undocumented students.