BENEFITING: MISSION ASSET FUND
DREAM BIG: Support Deferred Action for Kids
An estimated $1 million youth in the United States live in fear of being deported and separated from their families. Now eligible for Deferred Action, many of these DREAMers want to apply, but don’t have the money. Deferred Action opens the door for young people to pursue higher education, meaningful employment and a chance to give back. But the sheer cost of $465 to submit a Deferred Action application makes the opportunity not so dreamy – and simply unattainable for many hard-working families with multiple children.
Lending Circles for Dreamers is a social loan program that removes the financial barrier. The program gives young immigrants a free, credit-building loan of $310 plus a 33% charitable match to reduce the cost of applying for Deferred Action by $155.
“Being able to save $155 per child is a lot for those of us who work for $8, $9 and $10 an hour.” - Mercedes Vazquez, mother of three DREAMers
Church groups, foundations, immigrant associations and individuals are donating funds to support Lending Circles for Dreamers and give young people the financial boost they need to take advantage of Deferred Action. We need your help to support the DREAMers. Please join us!