Resources for Responding to
Immigration Issues

Resources for Teachers

Bridges to Academic Success expresses strong support for and solidarity with our immigrant communities during these challenging times. We are providing a list of resources that can be useful to teachers and schools who are looking for home and classroom materials to help sustain and defend students and their families. Please find the following links below with additional information and resources that you may want to share with families or community members.

Frameworks Institute

  • The FrameWorks Institute offers wonderfully rich, practical resources for influencing the way the public talks about immigrants and immigration.


Teach Dream Sanctuary Schools Toolkit for Teachers

  • Toolkit for educators and school communities to support and stand with those who are undocumented and immigrant students and families.


Samples of PowerPoints and Flyers

  • Lessons, activities, other materials used by schools on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 (Day of Action to Protect Immigrant Rights).


UFT statement on supporting immigrant students

What Do I Need To Know If the DACA Program Ends?

  • Information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) about what legal rights current DACA recipients have if the program were to end.


Informed Immigrant

  • A wide variety of information and resources on immigrant advocacy campaigns, mental health, rights, and more.


ACLU – Know Your Rights

  • The ACLU has guides to interaction with ICE and the police, including printable fact sheets.


  • OneAmerica is largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State. They organize with and advocate for diverse communities in the U.S. However, please note that most materials are too high a level for SIFE and LESLLA (Low Educated Second Language and Literacy for Adults) to understand.


United We Dream Advocacy Group

  • United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the U.S. They organize and advocate for immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
  • They have toolkits and resources for educators, immigrant entrepreneurs, faith-based groups, and others.
  • United We Dream actively leads campaigns at the local, state, and federal level, and offers many resources on current policies:


The New York Immigration Coalition

  • The NYIC represents the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations, and devises solutions to advance them. They also advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups.


Safe Passage Project

  • The Safe Passage Project works with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court. Safe Passage provides training, resources, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) status as well as other possible immigration alternatives for children.


New Sanctuary Coalition

  • The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together.


Immigrant Defense Project

  • The Immigrant Defense Project provides legal advice, training, and other advocacy resources for immigrants.


A DACA Recipient’s Guide to Overcoming Financial Barriers

  • A guide from The Simple Dollar that addresses six major financial barriers DREAMers are likely to face, along with tips and resources that can help.