"Working with Aliento will allow me to expand my reach and will help me reach my goal of educating DACA and undocumented students along with helping to increase the overall affordability of a higher education."
Student at Arizona State University
"I am passionate about advocating alongside undocumented and DACA students for access to higher education because I know, from my experiences as a student at ASU, how critical higher education is in enabling us to attain our dreams."
Ivette Sosa Barraza
Student at Westwood High School
"I believe everyone deserves an education, no matter their origin and status. It is critical that we educate the youth on this issue in order to create a support movement within our high schools."
Saúl Rascón Salazar
Student at Brophy College Preparatory
"Having education is a human right, and although it is not being directly taken from us, it most definitely is in a very subtle and indirect way, through this opportunity I want to give my all towards this battle for the furthering of education for my fellow classmates."
María León Peña
Student at Paradise Valley Community College
"Since I was a little girl, I have had the dream of serving people as a doctor. I always pictured myself in another country treating kids in pain due to poverty and war. It is a vision of serving humanity with my gifts and talents. Education is something I treasure with all my heart and whenever it is attacked I feel like my whole world is coming to an end. We need to let our love for an education and our nation keep us strong enough to keep fighting."