Thursday, July 26, 2007

Immigration Pamphlet Report

Henry Franco, Stephanie Dorsey, Lidia Corona, Jaycee Melendez, Jenny Thai, Christian Escobedo, Yun-Jung Choi
Coach Marino and Coach Katrina
Junior Cohort
Project Report
27 July 2007

As an individual group, we came up with the idea of writing a pamphlet for undocumented students. We want to inform undocumented students about financial aid, college, and that they are not alone in their endeavors of pursuing a higher education. Undocumented students often predict that they are not able to receive financial aid because they undocumented; however, we want to show them that there are as many opportunities for them as there is for U.S. citizens. Some undocumented students do not go to college for the fear not affording it, but there are so many scholarships and organizations willing to help them succeed. It is a matter of time for undocumented students to realize that there is money waiting for them and we are willing to help them because our purpose is to inform the public about our project and how it‘s going to help others.

Working on a pamphlet was not as easy as it seemed. Our group had to set aside a timeline to take advantage of the time we had in class, rules for each group member telling them what they had to work on, and a needs list telling us what we had to get done and if we had to use a computer. Our group was set as follows; Lidia Corona and Stephanie Dorsey worked on the summary of AB540, Christian Escobedo and Yun-Jung Choi worked on examples, Jaycee Melendez and Henry Franco found Scholarships, finally yet importantly the Artwork in our cover page by Jenny Thai and Henry Franco. We began by starting an outline and rough draft of our pamphlet. To organize the pamphlet all the scholarships, the AB540 information, the examples, and other materials had to be collected. The group wanted more scholarship research and was able to get it done on time for last minute assembling. The pamphlet’s cover had to be ready by Monday July 23, 2007 so that Henry was able to photocopy the artwork on it. The group later decided to distribute the pamphlets in some of our high schools, community colleges, and educational programs. Our goals for the last week of SummerTIME were, Saturday July 21, 2007 everything had to be typed and Sunday a rough draft done. Start editing the rough draft on, type final draft and assembling the packet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday work on last minute items by adding more information on pamphlet and arranging the final draft; finally, on Friday the group can distribute our project.

Through this project, our group learned many things on how to take action for our community. Learning that our project will make a difference in an undocumented student’s life is a good way to pay us back for our hard work. We were able to get a sense of gratitude when we know that we are helping others. Our project is a way to take people out of their ignorance that college is not for them due to poor economic status. Informing people of what the Dream Act and AB540 through our project informs us that the community will be aware of how to help undocumented students. It is through students like us, the SummerTIME students that doors open for people that want an education

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