The Winston Salem Foundation and the ECHO Network proudly presented the 2012 ECHO Award to El Cambio for outstanding development in social capital on May 2, 2012!! Congratulations to each and every committed individual for making a change towards Equal Access to Postsecondary Education in Forsyth County.
In other news, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance has successfully finalized and furnished its SYOC system as of May 4, 2012. Please complete your individual intake for review by the committee. Message our members for correct referral.
More than 100 new Team Coordinators and Organizers were developed at Congress-Stage II. Adding to the 2012 WWEN Campaign timeline, actions and networking opportunities with NCGA District allies and targets promise to develop the two Powers. On behalf of all of the County Teams, we officially announce established relations and connections to NC Senator Linda Garrou, Senator Peter Brunstetter, Representative Larry Brown, and Senator Jim Davis among other allies and targets.
Following the success of multiple raising awareness actions in the Piedmont-Triad, the organization prepares for Congress-Stage II. The three day training will feature advanced tactics evolving from the previous coordinating basics. As a result of expansion, reserved seats will be granted at a first-come first-serve basis.
Continue to the "Events" tab for details.
UPDATE: Uriel Alberto, Team Coordinator of The Winston Salem Chapter of El Cambio, will have his final court hearing on Thursday, March the 15th, 2012 at the USCIS Office in Charlotte, NC. After two full weeks of being on a hunger strike, it is time to give out our most impactful support.
Caravans will be departing from Yadkin, Surry, Forsyth, and Guilford County. Contact us immediately to arrange tranportation. The time is now!
BREAKING: El Cambio-Winston Salem's Team Coordinator, Uriel Alberto, was arrested today and is in Wake County Jail, under a $2,000 bond and an ICE hold for declaring his status publicly at the state House anti-immigrant committee meeting.
Before his arrest he stated:
"My name is Uriel Alberto. I am undocumented, unafraid, and unashamed! I refuse to be intimidated by this committee and choose to empower my community."
Highly active and motivated in the immigrants' rights movement in UNC Chapel Hill, Wendy Tapia and the Students United for Immigrant Equality organization continues to exemplify its dedication through its upcoming "week of action." Follow the link now to find out its featured strategies and financial opportunities for students.
We are pleased to make the public announcement that DreamActivist and the thousands of supporters have succesfully stopped the deportation of Leslie. It is clear, results are attained through unity and perseverance.... On behalf of El Cambio, Welcome back Leslie.
El Cambio's Scholarships section is now Live! Regardless of where you are born, we believe you have the right of pursuing your life dreams. Therefore, we hope to facilitate meeting your financial needs by providing the resources. Go to the site's tab for a list of respective scholarships. Remember, never lose hope, and always persevere! Feel free to ask questions regarding the application processes. Best of wishes!
Follow the link to watch the 66th College Photographer of the Year award winning video by college graduate producer Catherine Orr. The video exposes the harsh realities that undocumented students face alongside their family in their struggle for postsecondary education. Follow the link below:
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