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The Center for DREAMers is now closed as the two-year grant has come to an end in October 2023. We are grateful for all of the incredible work we were able to accomplish through the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Foundation. This website will remain available for its resources and download library, however, it will no longer be updated.

Our vision is to be the most trusted resource center
for DACAmented students in Wisconsin.

Introducing MISOL

The Mexico International Study Opportunity for Learning (MISOL) program will provide a study abroad opportunity for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries to attend an education program at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico) in Mexico City.

MISOL is housed in the Center for DREAMers & The UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, in partnership with UNAM.

Learn more about MISOL »

Services & Resources

Legal Services

The center for DREAMers aims to provide legal representation at no cost for DACAmented recipients across Wisconsin. This involves direct representation as well as community presentations to inform the community through legal clinics.

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Social Services & Mental Health Resources

In collaboration with the School of Social Work at UW-Madison, the Center for DREAMers provides training to MSW students to inform students of culturally responsive ways to provide support and services to DACAmented and undocumented individuals.

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Education & Career Services

The Center for DREAMers provides state-wide education and career counseling to DACAmented college students through online resources, tools, and events.

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Download our flyer in English and Spanish.  Descargue nuestro folleto en inglés y español.

Download Flyer (PDF)

Land Acknowledgment

The Center for DREAMers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies the stolen ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk people. As part of history, we acknowledge that this place currently known as Madison was once Teejop (day-JOPE) by its original name.

As first settlers of this land, the Ho-Chunk people have faced turbulence through ongoing attempts of forced removal by colonizers at the federal and state levels. The Center for DREAMers serves the state of Wisconsin and therefore respects the sovereignty of all twelve First Nations.

Most importantly, the Center for DREAMers acknowledges the resilience of those who have and continue to face displacement. We recognize a direct connection between the displacement of Indigenous peoples in the U.S and the migration of immigrants and refugees as a result of global colonial practices. Immigration and migration have direct ties to history and legacy. We must educate ourselves on this past that continues to have long-lasting effects on Indigenous communities so we can better support them as well as the immigrant community through our present and into our future.

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