News & Notes

  • Oct 28, 2010

    After weeks of testimony, advocacy and hard work, the youth of the Welcome Project and Centro Presente took a breath to celebrate Thursday night after the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously in favor of a local resolution supporting federal DREAM Act legislation.

  • Oct 21, 2010

    Immigrant parents who are not fluent in English face a double challenge when it comes to helping their children in school. They not only have to learn to navigate a new language, but also a new institution – the way public schools work in this country is often quite different than what they might be used to.

  • Oct 21, 2010

    On Monday, October 18, by a unanimous 8-0 vote, the Somerville School Committee passed a resolution that supports the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is federal legislation that would allow many undocumented youth to gain legal residency by attending college or serving in the military.