About Us

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 Mission

The Center for DREAMers empowers DACAmented students to achieve their higher education goals in Wisconsin through access to culturally responsive legal representation, social services, and educational and career services.

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

Our Core Values

We embrace the whole human.

We believe that folks who are DACAmented/undocumented come with complex and various intersecting identities and unique stories.

We believe in healing.

We believe that beyond equity there is empowerment and through empowerment and community we can heal.

We believe in the community.

We believe that we become stronger when we come together to fight for what is right.

We know folks that are DACAmented/undocumented have incredible potential.

They are strong. They are resilient. They are an asset to our communities.

We believe that there is healing breaking barriers and in opening doors.

Every time a door is opened to folks who are DACAmented/undocumented it provides a sense of hope that is part of a collective healing process.

Center for DREAMers Team and IJC Team

Erika Rosales

Position title: Center for DREAMers Director

Camila Rivero

Position title: Intern

Natasha Pelossof

Position title: Intern

Sophia Shashko

Position title: Intern

Yesenia Villalpando-Torres

Position title: Project Assistant

Erin Barbato

Position title: Immigrant Justice Clinic Director

Yuli Ruiz Márquez

Position title: Law Student

Karen Suárez Jiménez

Position title: Law Student

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