The Eugene/Springfield NAACP will be hosting a FREE Scholarship & Financial Aid Workshop facilitated by Amy Keir, the State Grants Administrator at the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) on Saturday, January 27th from 11am-12pm. While the presentation is tailored to high school students, all are welcome to attend, including parents and/or guardians. The workshop will be held at NAACP’s Back To School/Stay In School program at the Downtown LCC building in Room 209. Computers and snacks will be provided.
Limited seating, so sign up here.
Taller Académico Sobre Becas Estudiantiles
La Asociación Nacional de Progreso de las Personas de Color de Eugene/Springfield ha organizado un Taller Académico Sobre Becas Estudiantiles GRATIS. Amy Keir, administradora de Becas del Estado de la Oficina de Oregon para Estudiantes (OSAC) presentará este taller el 27 de enero de 11am-12pm. Aunque la presentación es dirigida hacia estudiantes de preparatoria que están en los grados 9-12, todos son bienvenidos, incluyendo los padres de familia! El taller de becas presentado por NAACP (La Asociación Nacional de Progreso de las Personas de Color de Eugene/Springfield) cuyo titulo es Regreso A la Escuela/Quedate en la Escuela, será en el campus Downtown (en el Centro de Eugene) de LCC en el Salon 209. Habrá computadoras disponibles y comida durante el taller. Se proporciona interpretacion en español de Centro Latino Americano.
Asientos limitados – Registrate aquí. Por favor comparte esto ampliamente con estudiantes y padres. Volantes en español e inglés se adjuntan para su distribución.
Due to a federal court order, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA beginning January 13, 2018. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.
You can read more about the updates at the link issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. DACA guidance
Here are additional links that can provided more detailed information:
- NILC/United We Dream FAQ on USCIS now Accepting Renewal Applications: nilc.org/faq-uscis-accepting-daca-renewal-applications/
- United We Dream/NILC “5 things to know” on the latest USCIS news on DACA: https://www.nilc.org/2018/01/13/five-things-know-latest-uscis-announcement
- NILC Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/NILC_org/status/952414141813211136
- iAmerica: “DACA Update“
Here are local resources to support DACA renewals
Centro Latino Americano
Centro has some scholarships available to pay for the DACA renewal fee. You can contact Centro at 541-687-2667 or go to the Centro office at 944 W. 5th Ave in Eugene.
Catholic Community Charities
Catholic Community Charities legal services will be accepting referrals from Lane County. The program can waive part or all of the usual $300 attorney’s fees that ILS charges for DACA renewals. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call Lise Colgan at 541-345-3628 ext. 303 or go to the Catholic Community Charities office at 1025 G Street in Springfield.
Eugene Police are reminding students to be aware of their surroundings after a 17 year old girl reported that someone tried to abduct her while she was walking on North Terry Street Monday evening. Continue reading
We’re looking forward to activities in the month of February that help our students thrive and focus on our life skills of Problem-solving, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy (PRIDE).
Love Your Neighbor Food Drive: Prairie Mountain students in K-8 are joining Food for Lane County’s efforts to collect food for our community. The food drive running Feb. 1-16 at PM presents a great opportunity to focus on empathy and community building, and for K-5 classrooms to highlight CATCH concepts of Go, Slow, and Whoa foods as they consider recommendations from Food for Lane County about nutritious foods. Students K-8 can participate in a number of ways (contributing, promoting, sorting, counting, organizing) in this school wide effort to help our community. Let’s go, Eagles! Continue reading