UCLA Labor Center

Dream Resource Center

 

Dream Summer Fellowship

Dream Summer has provided over 750 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies and has partnered with over 265 social justice organizations across the country. Dream Summer:

  • Empowers immigrant youth to be the next generation of social justice leaders through leadership and professional development, movement building, and on-the-ground experience in social justice organizations.
  • Creates a safe and healing space for immigrant youth to connect and build with one another.
  • Promotes an intersectional, cross-racial, and intergenerational approach to social justice that addresses the needs of immigrant communities.

Participants are placed within social justice-based organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant issues alongside the organization’s social justice work. Over the summer, fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning the call for immigrant rights issues alongside the unique challenges of queer and transgender communities; Asian and Pacific Islander communities; Black immigrant communities; the ongoing mass incarceration and criminalization of people of color; worker rights; and health care access for all.

Dream Summer fellows receive a $5,000 fellowship award for their participation in the program, leadership and professional development training, and become part of a national alumni network of over 750 immigrant rights leaders.

Fellow Application Process

The deadline for 2020 fellows to apply is February 14, 2020 at 12 PM PST. Potential fellow applicants, please review the following links:

For questions, please contact Dream Summer coordinators Mayra Castro and Leticia Bustamante at ucladreamsummer@gmail.com.

Host Organization Application Process

The deadline for 2020 host organizations to apply is January 31, 2020 at 12 PM PST. Potential host organization applicants, please review the following links:

For questions, please contact Dream Summer coordinators Mayra Castro and Leticia Bustamante at ucladreamsummer@gmail.com.