Member Submission: Western Massachusetts Colleges by Michaela

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This amazing presentation was created by Atlas: DIY member Michaela who participated in Atlas’ CAMP (College Access for Migrant People) program this summer. CAMP is a program that allows immigrant youth to visit and learn about their options regarding college by visiting colleges from neighboring states.

Member Submission: College Interview Tips by Rachelle

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This amazing presentation was created by Atlas: DIY member Rachelle. Rachelle participated in Atlas’ College Club program, a program Atlas: DIY launched in 2013 as a response to growing demand from our members for programs that addressed their college needs.

We All Belong: Dreamers, Citizens, Immigrants from Everywhere

We All Belong:Dreamers, Immigrants, Citizens Atlas DIY

Immigrant youth come from all corners of the world, are of all ages and educational backgrounds, and share the same dreams of everyone. With Deferred Action or without Deferred Action, we all belong in the U.S. Watch ten amazing youth share their stories and encourage us all to be more welcoming and accepting in the … Continue reading

February at ATLAS: DIY

Atlas has a new location! We are now located in the Jacobi Church, 5406 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY! Please join us in breaking in the new location by coming to one of our events this month! :) During the month of February we will be holding the following events for immigrant youth and their allies … Continue reading

What We Missed (1/12 – 1/19)

Hi everyone! Hope you have had a wonderful week! There have been some exciting updates on the immigration situation this past week, some of which you may have seen if you follow us on twitter (if you don’t go follow us now!). You should also check out our new website – and sign up for … Continue reading

Atlas: A New Way of Non-Profiting

We here at Atlas are incredibly honored that our work co-founding Atlas, fighting human trafficking, and empowering young people has earned Atlas’ director a spot on Forbes Top 30 Under 30 list in law and policy. In case you’re visiting us for the first time, here’s our own list:             … Continue reading

Are You Eligible for Government-funded Healthcare?

One of the major concerns I hear about coming from undocumented families is that they cannot afford health insurance, and do not think they qualify for government-funded healthcare options because of their status. There are, however, a multitude of programs designed to benefit undocumented immigrants – primary children, pregnant women, and those seeking emergency medical … Continue reading

Why I am so Passionate About Atlas DIY

When I was navigating the legal system, I wish I had had a resource like this. My family came here over 15 years ago, when I was just a child. I took my first job when I was 14, working weekends as a cashier at a 24-hour News Stand in Brooklyn from 9 o’clock pm … Continue reading

Monday ESL and Welcome Caton!

Atlas DIY is so excited to announce our newest program, Monday ESL classes with Caton!!! Caton will be teaching at Atlas every Monday from 12-2pm and we could not be more thrilled to have this bubbly globe-trotter on board! Here’s some more about Caton and her travels:  Caton grew up in Tanzania, The Democratic Federal … Continue reading


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