The Houston Independent School District will hold a live town hall on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13, and it will be streamed via HISD-TV and social media.
The program will address questions about DACA, which was created in 2012 to allow young people brought to the U.S. by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study, and obtain a driver’s license. DACA recipients who did not apply for renewal by Oct. 5 are in danger of losing their protection from deportation and their work permit this year under a plan to start phasing out the program. Continue reading
Event to help students apply for college, financial aid
The HISD Office of College and Career Readiness and Multilingual Programs departments will be hosting the third-annual Dream Summit to assist students with the college application and financial aid processes on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., Houston 77092.
High school students and their families are encouraged to attend the free event. Students should contact their campus college-access coordinator, counselor, or college-success adviser regarding transportation. Five seniors will have a chance to win $500 scholarships for college.
The event aims to help HISD DREAMers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, visa holders, permanent residents, refugees, and asylum grantees, along with their families. Students will have the opportunity to speak with district representatives who will help them learn more about financial aid requirements and guide them through the application process. Continue reading
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will host a series of free workshops for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients to assist them in completing renewal applications.
To receive help with the application process, sign up for one of the workshops below by calling 713-874-6570 or 713-595-4100. All workshops will take place at 2707 North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77008. Please contact Catholic Charities to determine whether you qualify to file a renewal application. Continue reading
A special message from HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza on the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which affects about 10 percent of students in the district: