Helping Immigrant Clients with Post-Conviction Legal Options: A Guide for Legal Services Providers

6/2019 For non-citizens, even a low level offense like a shoplifting conviction can lead to mandatory deportation. However, this can be avoided when people secure post-conviction relief to erase or modify their old convictions. If the convictions are vacated, or the sentences reduced, the grounds for removal often evaporate.
This guide, created by the ILRC and Californians for Safety and Justice, is an effort to turn these “rare cases” into the rule, rather than the exception, by helping to build the capacity of legal service providers and pro bono attorneys to provide post-conviction relief to immigrants who would face certain deportation without it. Key Words:

Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows

2019 A report from the CA Pan Ethnic Health Network. In California, low-income undocumented adults continue to be locked out of Medi-Cal’s mental health benefits.
While our research primarily focuses on undocumented adults, the intersectional experiences of immigrant communities means that many of our findings apply to immigrant children, refugees, citizens, LGBTQ+ individuals,and countless others whose mental health and
wellbeing is currently under attack by immigration
enforcement activities and political rhetoric of the
federal administration. Key Words:

Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County

HCCBC serves the Hmong community of Butte County with several programs. Seniors Mental Health Program using Western treatment methods and traditional cultural practices and understanding, particularly with trauma, stress, anxiety, isolation, stigmatization, and depression. Koomtes Youthl Program. Tutoring, subject skills development, character development, Hmong Language Class, Hmong Cultural Class, and leadership development. Providing culturally competent reproductive health prevention education to individuals and families. Multi-language

California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

8/16/18 The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.
State judges cannot require that children drag an absentee parent living abroad into court in their visa application process, the justices said in a unanimous decision.

Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN)

BRFN is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization established to support and empower refugees of all ethnic groups from Burma resettling in the
wider SF Bay Area. BRFN provides and advocates for culturally and linguistically appropriate social support services, such as language training, social welfare, education, physical and mental healthcare, employment, housing, and cultural bridging and preservation. BRFN works in collaboration and partnership with other community organizations in order for the refugees and asylees to achieve self-sufficiency and civic engagement in the community. Office in Oakland. Multi-Language: Burmese, Translation?

Archive – Guaranteed admission for California community college students at private universities

7/26/18 Students at California’s community colleges are about to get more options for earning a bachelor’s degree in four years.
Community college students in the state who complete the requirements for what’s known as an Associate Degree for Transfer will be guaranteed admission as juniors at three dozen private, nonprofit colleges in California as early as next school year, the system’s chancellor’s office announced. Key Words: ALLIES5

Rights to Assistive Technology in Higher Education

6/15 Colleges have legal obligations to provide equal opportunities to students and applicants with disabilities. These obligations apply to all college programs, services and activities, including: admissions, academics, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, and extracurricular activities. These obligations include a right to assistive technology in order to allow students with disabilities to receive the same educational benefits as students without disabilities.
Key Words: AFN, Functional Access, disability, health care, mental health Key Words:

Migrant Education Program SCC – Region 1

The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment. Gilroy Migrant Education Program
Counties served: Santa Clara, San Benito, San Mateo, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Key Words: SCC, Student, Latinx, Languages: Spanish

California must take a small step against predatory lending

5/28/18 Every year, lobbyists in Sacramento have stymied efforts for much needed consumer protection laws against predatory lending. This year, the payday lending industry has hired various lobbying firms and paid for radio ads and social media campaigns.
This session, California families have allies in Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, and Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, who are pushing Assembly Bill 2500 to protect them from abusive installment loans. The bill is expected to go to the Assembly floor this week.
6/5/18 Never made it to vote per Ash. Archive 6/1/18

CA Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act

On 1/1/2017 the CA TRUTH Act went into effect. It brings transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement.
Provides “Know Your Rights” to Every Individual. The TRUTH Act would require a local law enforcement agency, prior to an interview between ICE and an individual in custody, to provide a written consent form that would explain the purpose of the interview, that it is voluntary, and that the individual may decline the interview. The bill requires the form to be translated in multiple languages. Key Words: KYR,

CA Nonresident Tuition Exemptions for Refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and Others

Effective January 1, 2018, Education Code section 68075.6 grants an exemption to nonresident tuition for: (1) Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the US Government in Iraq, and who meet certain criteria (2) translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the US Armed Forces, and who meet certain criteria (3) refugees These exemptions only apply to those who settled in CA upon entering the United States. T and U visa holders are also exempt from nonresident tuition. Key Words: ALLIES5, Financial Aid

IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth)

IWAY aims to provide trauma-informed services to Asian youth, decrease potential for negative health outcomes linked to trauma, increase well-being for Asian American and immigrants in Alameda County, California. IWAY targets Asian youth and their families who have exposed to trauma due to refugee/immigration process, children of deployed military personnel, child abuse, and other traumatic events (e.g., exposure to war and disaster). Key Words: API, Cultural Competence

Care, Cope, Connect – Children’s Mental Health

The Care, Cope, Connect resource, was created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of CA, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children.
In CA, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children’s development, health, and learning. Activity books for parents and children: English | Spanish | Arabic | Korean Key Words: Mental Health,

Governor signs bills that seek to protect undocumented immigrants

10/6/17 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Oct. 5 a series of immigration bills that seek to protect the more than 2.3 million undocumented residents in California, including many who live in Fontana.
With the stroke of a pen, Brown officially made the state a sanctuary for immigrants~ put a moratorium on detention expansion~ protected immigrant tenants from intimidation and retaliation in their homes~ and protected immigrant workers from disruptive workplace raids.


The UndocuFund provides direct funding to undocumented immigrants and their families in Sonoma County. We are working to care for and protect our community, and we have decided to re-activate Undocufund as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. Many of our undocumented community members work in temporary or low-wage jobs, without access to sick leave, unemployment or the ability to work remotely. Immigrants, many of them undocumented, do essential work that sustains us all.


The California Department of Social Services Guide to Disaster Services for Immigrant Californians provides detailed information about the different types of federal, state, and local disaster assistance services available in California. Although some of the resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all Californians who have been impacted by the wildfires.
Multi-language: Spanish | Archive – Duplicate

RACECOUNTS – Measuring Racial Disparity is CA Counties

Race Counts project has developed a tool to assess racial disparity is 7 Key Issue areas: *Economic * Opportunity * Access to Health Care * Education * Housing * Democracy * Crime & Justice * Healthy Built Environments. Racial disparity is pervasive across California and it impacts all of us. See the full picture across counties, issue areas and indicators. Santa Clara is a high performance, low disparity, and more populous county. Winter 2017 Report

SJCC Dreamer’s Resource Booklet For Transferring to a University of California (UC)

This 2017 booklet was designed to help AB540/DACA
students find the appropriate contact information
for the universities they are applying to. In this booklet you will find information regarding:
路 DREAM Centers (not all campuses have one)
路 Financial Aid Resources
路 Student run organizations that provide support
for AB540/DACA students
路 Contact information for administrators equipped to answer students questions
路 Scholarship website links
Key Words: Education,

CA State DSS Immigration Services Contractors

The CA Dept of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to California immigrants. Services include the following five categories: (1) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); (2) Services to Obtain Other Immigration; (3) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization; (4) Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services; and (5) Education and Outreach Activities. Key Words: citizenship, integration, Directory

CA Immigrant Guide

Provides information on resources available to immigrant families, such as testing under Medi-Cal, small business support, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Additional Information for immigrant communities on Coronavirus and updated Public Charge policies.
Ongoing information on available services throughout the state for Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, Key Words: Directory, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)

Major Benefit Programs Available to CA Immigrants – Jan 2020 Update

This table lists the programs for which certain immigrants residing in California are eligible. Eligibility criteria are provided for the following categories of immigrants: (1) “qualified” immigrants who entered the U.S. before Aug. 22, 1996; (2) “qualified” immigrants who entered the U.S. on or after Aug. 22, 1996; and (3) “not qualified” immigrants.
An important feature of the table is that it provides notes about how “deeming” rules apply to immigrants who are eligible for different programs. “Deeming” refers to the fact that an immigrant’s sponsor’s s income/resources may be added to the immigrant’s when determining the immigrant’s eligibility for certain programs.

CA Humanitarian and relief services – AB 2327 Protecting non-citizens in Disaster

2008 Law to protect non-citizens in disasters – Public employees shall assist evacuees and other individuals in securing disaster-related assistance and services without eliciting any information or document that is not strictly necessary to determine eligibility under state and federal laws. Entities providing disaster-related services and assistance shall strive to ensure that all victims receive the assistance that they need and for which they are eligible. Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent public employees from taking reasonable steps to protect the health or safety of evacuees and other individuals during an emergency.
Individuals fleeing a disaster or coping with emergency circumstances commonly lose access to their personal documents and identification, and replacing them during a disaster or emergency can be burdensome, if not impossible, especially for vulnerable populations, such as low-income individuals, undocumented immigrants, seniors, or persons with disabilities.

CA SB 68 Expands Eligibility for Undocumented In-State Tuition

10/5/17 SB 68 was signed into law, expanding eligibility
established under existing law for undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition at California’s public
postsecondary institutions, to students who have completed 3 or more years of attendance or earned credits equivalent to three or more years of full-time credits at an elementary school, secondary school, adult school and/or CA Community College (CCC). Key Words: Education, Allies5 Archive 7/1/19

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota is a national 501(c)(4) civic engagement organization that advocates on social and economic issues that impact the Latino community, from immigration to workers rights.
Since our founding, Mi Familia Vota has integrated local organizing, leadership development, advocacy and building broad community partnerships with our voter engagement work; focusing on local,state and federal elections. Comprehensive immigration reform, education, healthcare, workers’ rights, climate change and the environment, and voter rights have been the core issues at the heart of our work, locally and nationally. Offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC)

Since 2002, VABANC has awarded several scholarships per year to recognize outstanding Bay Area law students who demonstrated a commitment to serving the greater public interest. The VABANC Law Foundation was created in 2010. VLF provides a competitive award of $50,000 to recent law graduates and new attorneys to provide direct legal services and launch their public interest careers.
Also providing regular Know Your Rights Workshops in SCC. Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid Multi-language: Vietnamese

Archive – Speaking out against immigration raids is her duty

8/22/17 California’s Supreme Court chief justice has forcefully called on federal immigration agents to stop looking in California’s courtrooms for people they suspect are living in the country illegally… California’s Supreme Court chief justice has forcefully called on federal immigration agents to stop looking in California’s courtrooms for people they suspect are living in the country illegally,

Latinos in Technology (LIT) Scholarship

Application ended 4/21/21 – ck for next year.
Funded by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field
Up to 100 scholarship of up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met).
Scholarship recipients will also be provided internship opportunities with LIT Scholarship corporate funders from Silicon Valley. Application Deadline November 12th. Key Words: Education, Financial Aid, Latinx,

RESILIENCE IN AN AGE OF INEQUALITY: Immigrant Contributions to California

2017 Report by CIPC (CA Immigrant Policy Center) In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, communities across the nation have been grappling with profound questions about our political and economic systems. Perhaps no two themes have generated more intense discus-sion than those of racial justice and economic equity – and the lack thereof for far too many. At times, these issues have been posed as mutually exclusive. Yet the experiences of California’s immigrants – overwhelmingly people of color, and also a vital part of a labor force which generates great wealth yet suffers increasing inequality – offer a valuable bridge between these twin points. In the coming years, California is poised to play a unique role in defending fundamental human
rights from unprecedented attacks.

Phone Ringtone Advises CA Immigrants of Their Rights

6/27/17 SALINAS These are uncertain times for the immigrant community and advocates are trying to find ways to bring them help and comfort.
The latest effort comes in the form of aby the United Farm Workers, a cumbia-style jingle that advises “if immigration comes, keep calm. You have the right to not sign anything and not say anything. You have the right to remain silent and to ask for a lawyer.”
Download Ringtone |

With the best of intentions, a California rule leads to dropouts and splits families

7/17/17 California under Gov. Pat Brown in the 1960s built housing for migrant farmworkers, who too often would have no place to sleep after toiling in the fields. Today, 24 housing centers, located from Williams at this end of the Central Valley to Arvin at the south end, house 10,000 farmworkers,. But an obscure regulation is disrupting the education of the children of migrant farmworkers, and splitting families up. It says that workers have to move 50 miles or more from the housing center to be eligible to reside there the following year.

At Home Humanitarian

At Home Humanitarian provides volunteer mentors to refugees and immigrants living within Northern California and Utah. Mentors can help answer any questions relating to American culture, customs, processes, laws, or community resources that would be helpful to the person they support.
Serving Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz. Multi-language: Key Words: Integration, RIF, Afghan

Project Sentinel – Housing Advocacy

Project Sentinel’s primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.
Make an appointment for a FREE 15 – minute consultation
Service Area; Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Sacramenti, Cities of Fremont & Merced. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin),

CA Community Colleges. is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 113 colleges, 2.1 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning. Choose a college, connect to application process, explore financial aid. Key Words: Education, scholarship, directory,

1 in 8 children in California schools have an undocumented parent

4/23/17 Undocumented children as well as U.S. citizen children with undocumented relatives have experienced heightened anxieties for several years as a result of deportation policies begun under President George W. Bush and tightened ones under President Barack Obama.
But according to school officials, those anxieties have reached new heights since Donald Trump’s inauguration, with possible consequences on their ability to focus on school work, the willingness of parents to attend school events, or even to bring their children to school.

Forward Together

Forward Together is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Our mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential. By developing strong leaders, building networks across communities, and implementing innovative campaigns, we are facilitating collaboration. Offices in Oakland, CA and Alburqueque, NM

CA CASA Association – Foster Children

CA Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Every day in California, more than 88 children enter foster care, having experienced the grave injustice of abuse or neglect. All too often they get lost in the system and their critical needs go unmet. We’re here to improve these children’s lives. CASA Volunteers receive special instructions on how to address a child’s immigration needs and focus on the best outcome for each child.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Satellite

Our mission is to provide services to Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow and establish successful businesses. Northern California SBDC’s offer free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Northern California and beyond. San Jose Office. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words:

Archive – Quickguide to Child Welfare & Immigration Laws – CA

This 2016 Quickquide from the American Bar Association, offers a brief overview of law and resources for child welfare attorneys and others. In addition to highlighting how common stages to a dependency case may affect immigrant children or parents, This tool describes forms of federal immigration relief that may be unfamiliar to child welfare practitioners but are potentially critical resources for their clients. There is also a listing of California State specific laws and resources.

Justia Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Our services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations. Staff and volunteers also contact police reported victims of domestic violence to inform them of their rights and resources. All Support Network services are completely confidential, are either free or low-cost. Multi-language: Spanish and English.: Mt. View, SCC


JFCS East Bay assists immigrants and refugees applying for a range of immigration services including:
Citizenship, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Fee waiver applications, Green cards,Travel documents, U visas, VAWA self-petitions, Waivers and more. BIA recognized agency with multilingual accredited representatives and a Spanish-speaking immigration attorney. Multi-lingual: English, Dari, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Bosnian, Conversational Hindi Serving Alameda County – Walnut Creek & Berkeley offices

Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS)

Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans
Areas Served: Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa – Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara. CADRE Partner Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance

LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. Part of a San Francisco collaboration that that offers young queer people with quality medical & mental health care in a comfortable, respectful environment.

SF CAIRS (San Francisco Coalition of Asylee, Immigrant, and Refugee Services)

SF-CAIRS is a multidisciplinary coalition of 20 organizations serving the San Francisco Bay Area asylee, immigrant and refugee community and its service providers. Providing employment, immigration, health care, benefits application, domestic violence, legal asst, educational and vocational training, employment, housing, ESL, Interpretation and other support services.
Expanding resource knowledge among service providers about health, employment, social, education and legal services for recent refugees, political asylees and immigrants in the SF Bay Area. The national HQ is located in Washington DC. Key Words: Muslim, SCC, KYR, Know Your Rights, LGBT, Offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, Multi-language: Arabic , Farsi , Somali , Urdu

San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)

SFILEN is made up of the following 13 organizations: African Advocacy Network, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Central American Resource Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Filipino Community Center, La Raza Centro Legal, La Raza Community Resource Center, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights, Causa Justa: Just Cause, and Dolores Street Community Services as the lead agency. Representing immigrants from African and Afro-Caribbean, Arab, Asian, and Latino communities, providing free immigrant legal assistance and community education to low-income immigrants in SF. Multi-language: services in over 20 languages and dialects. Funded by the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Community Development Division.

APA Family Support Services

APAFSS is San Francisco’s foremost advocate and service provider for at-risk Asian and Pacific Islander children and their families. Created with the goal of providing culturally competent services for new Asian immigrants in the community, we have since branched out, our services are made available to families of all ethnicities. 8 SF Locations. Key Word: API Multi-Language Outreach:
Cambodian , Laotian, Cantonese , Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin , Thai, Tagalog

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – Federal

The EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a federal tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. 29 states and DC also have additional state EITC awards. All states have free tax filing assistance provided by trained volunteers between January 15th and April 14th. Call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887 to find locations nearest to you. Multi-language: | Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Vietnamese |

Payday Loans – Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

10/5/16 Article by Talk Poverty/ – Payday loans are advertised as quick and easy loans that borrowers can repay when their next paycheck comes around. The interest rates are so high, often 400% and above, compared to about 16% on the average credit card that borrowers cannot afford to pay back the loan and the vast majority of loans (80%) are rolled over or followed by an additional loan within just two weeks. The result is that borrowers wind up in debt. Key Words

UC won’t assist federal agents in immigration actions against students

11/30/16 The University of California announced sweeping actions Wednesday to protect its students who came into the country illegally, saying it would refuse to assist federal immigration agents, turn over confidential records without court orders or supply information for any national registry based on race, national origin or religion. Key Words: Post-Election, Positive

After lawsuit, CA pledges new support for English Learners in School

Sept 2016 – For at least a decade, according to the federal government, tens of thousands of English learners in elementary, middle and high school received no services to help them learn the language and keep up academically while they did, even though the law required that they get it. Under pressure from a lawsuit and federal authorities, California pledged Friday to make sure that all 1.4 million students who are English learners receive special academic help. Archive 12/1/17

Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)

The Opportunity Youth Academy offers Santa Clara County students a blended program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors, navigators, liaisons and access to the services of SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the program with a high school diploma, and a path to college or career. The classes satisfy admission requirements for CA public universities and military service. Offices in: Milpitas, Gilroy, and San Jose Key Words: mental health, juvenile justice,

Fiesta Educativa for Children with Special Needs

A CA based partnership of families, professionals, consumers, friends, and agencies working to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs. The goal of universal support towards the enhancement of the lives of persons with disabilities. Programs: Fiesta Familiar, Autism Parent Education Program (APEP), Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) Offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, San Bernadino and Orange. Key Words: Developmental Disability, AFN, Mexican Consulate, Multi-language: English, Spanish

Asian Health Services

Serving the medically underserved in Alameda County, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community, and to ensuring equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture. A community health center that offers primary health care services with 66 exam rooms and a dental clinic with 11 chairs. We serve over 26,000 patients and over 104,000 patient visits annually. Our staff is fluent in English and 12 Asian languages: Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Vietnamese, Karen, Karenni, Korean, Khmer (Cambodian), Mien, Mongolian, Tagalog, Lao and Burmese. Key Words: Asian, API: Multi-language, Oakland, East Bay

Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE)

The AMAE goal is to improve education for students of Mexican and Latino decent – To work toward preparing teachers who understand and appreciate the social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of students and who bring out their strengths and develop their potential. To promote better understanding among the citizenry concerning the educational needs of students of Mexican and Latino backgrounds. Southern & Central CA chapters. Key Word: Spanish


UPLIFT is an Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Youth-led organization, based in Los Angeles. We strive to provide a safe and progressive space for API immigrant youth. We aim to raise awareness of various immigrant and civil right issues in the API community, advocate for equality, and uplift the narratives of API undocumented youth in the immigrant rights movement. We aim to build lasting relationships to empower and strengthen the next generation of leaders.

California Online Voter Registration

The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections. To register online you will need:
*Your CA driver license or CA identification card number * the last four digits of your social security number * your date of birth. If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview. Multi-langage: | Spanish | Chinese | Korean | Hindi | Tagalog | |Vietnamese | |Japanese | Khmer | Thai |
Key Words:

Health 4 All Kids

Beginning January 1, 2020, young adults up to age 26, no matter their immigration status, will be eligible for Medi-Cal Unlike restricted-scope Medi-Cal, children with full-scope Medi-Cal are able to get all covered services, including: annual checkups, regular doctor visits, vaccinations, mental health, and dental care. Many of these services are at no cost to the family.
For FREE and confidential legal and health information, like Medi-Cal eligibility rules, visit Health Consumer Alliance or call 888-804-3536 Multi-language:
Key Words: Healthcare

Californians Together

Californians Together is a statewide advocacy coalition of powerful organizations from all segments of the education community including:
Teachers, Administrators, Board Members, Parents,
Civil Rights non-profit groups
Our member organizations come together, united around the goal of better educating our almost 1.4 million English learners by improving California’s schools and promoting equitable educational policy. @CalTog, ESL professional

California Japantowns

Through this website, we hope to engage new audiences and educate visitors about the historic legacies of Japantowns, or Nihonmachis, across the state. We introduce you to the vibrant communities of the three remaining Japantowns in California and the results of Preserving California’s Japantowns, the first statewide project to document historic resources of pre-World War II Japantowns. explore Japantowns in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo through interactive maps that highlight the historic and contemporary features of these vibrant communities.

Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc. (VIVO)

COVID-19 Update:
Coronavirus emergency relief information in Vietnamese

VIVO is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing services to over 100,000 residents in Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties in Northern California. Our bilingual/bi-cultural services include: Senior Program, Youth & Family Programs, Health Education, English-as-a-Second Language, Computer Skills Training, Employment Placement, Citizenship Classes, Community Advocacy and more. Key Words: ESL, Asian, CBO, , API Offices in San Jose and Stockton, CA Multi-Language: Vietnamese

Career Online High School (COHS) – CA

Available by scholarship through select California libraries, COHS offers eligible adults the opportunity to complete their high school education. Students earn a career certificate in one of 8 high-demand fields and graduate with a high school diploma, resume, cover letter, and other tools to start or advance their careers. Support from certified teachers, career coach and Mentor. Several Bay Area libraries are participating. Key Words: GED,

ILRC Community Resources for Immigrants

ILRC ‘s main focus is to educate and assist attorneys and legal advocates in their work to help immigrants. Unfortunately, we do not directly represent clients and we are not able to provide individual legal consultations. In an effort to ensure clients receive the assistance and guidance they may be seeking, we have developed this downloadable resource packet, which includes a contact Directory of low fee or free legal services for immigrants in San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area English and Spanish

San Francisco Library ESL & Citizenship Resources

Due to ongoing staffing shortages, the Library will continue to offer limited library services after June 15. We thank you for your patience and support as we work to restore library services systemwide.

Lists of local SF providers of ESL and Citizenship Assistance plus links to USCIS and practice materials. Multi-language site translation with explanatory videos. Languages:
| Chinese
| Spanish

East Bay Naturalization Collaboration (EBNATZ)

The East Bay Naturalization Collaborative is comprised of nine (9) legal services and community-based organizations, who have joined together to provide free and low cost naturalization and other immigration-related services to residents of the East Bay area. Key Words: citizenship, integration, API Languages:
Spanish, Farsi & Dari, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean & Other Asian Languages,

Indigenous Farmworker Study

The Indigenous Farmworker Study is a partnership between a group of farm labor researchers and the Indigenous Program of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). This website shares information and insights learned about the history, languages, demography and culture of indigenous farmworkers, and outlines the economic and social challenges they face. Key Words: Undocumented Immigrants, Language: Spanish

Benefits Application – California State

CA e-benefits Website connects you to applications for Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program (CMSP), CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) benefits in California.. Key Words: Healthcare, Housing, Employment Assistance, Multi-language: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese

El Concilio

El Concilio is a non-profit community based organization whose goal is to create self-sufficiency through counseling, referrals and education. El Concilio believes that persons empowered to help themselves become significant assets to the community at large. Services are offered to infants, youths, adults, families and seniors. Offices in Lodi, Tracy, Modesto, and Stockton, CA. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Mexican, immigrant, farmworker, advocacy, DACA, DAPA

Indigenous Interpretation

Indigenous Interpreting+庐 specializes in indigenous languages from Mexico is one of the few programs of its kind in the US helping health care providers, courts and other agencies effectively communicate with indigenous Monterey County.
Through partnerships with indigenous community leaders and interpreters, providing professional, trained and competent interpreters in hard-to-find indigenous languages. Video remote interpreting, face-to-face interpreting and local on-site healthcare, court and community. Multi-language: Mixteco, Triqui, Zapoteco, Chatino, Kanjobal, Amuzgo, Nahuatl, Tarasco, Purepecha, Tlapaneco, Yucateco Maya, Mam, Kiche (Quiche), Mixteco + more.Key words: translation, immigrant

Trikone (LGBTQ people of South Asian descent)

Non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Oakland, SF Bay Area, Desi LGBTQ Helpline: 1-908-367-3374 Key Words: Mental Health,

Bay Area Prabasi

Prabasi is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a membership-based organization whose focus is on the Bengali language and culture. Prabasi organizes at least four cultural get-togethers every year. Besides it also organizes Bengali movie shows when available, annual new-year’s eve parties and picnics. Prabasi is also instrumental in coordinating relief efforts when a natural disaster strikes. Key Words: Indian

Archive – 2016 California Laws Protecting & Providing Humanitarian Relief for Immigrant Youth

On January 1, 2016 two new California Laws Protecting & Providing Humanitarian Relief for Immigrant Youth took effect. AB 899 is a new law that clarifies that California law does not permit the automatic sharing of confidential information from juvenile court proceedings with any federal official, including immigration officials. AB 900 is a new California law that will provide better support and protection for unaccompanied, undocumented youth between the ages of 18 and 20 in California. Key Words: LEGAL

Puente de la Costa Sur

As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente serves as an emergency resource for rent, utilities, information, bedding, clothing, and toiletries, hot meals for farmworkers and Farmers’ Market tokens program. We offer bicycles and bike repair. Puente’s Family Engagement Initiative, a partnership with the La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District, Comprehension-based ESL classes . Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Food, Housing

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders – A Community of Contrasts

Jan 2015. A 2014 report from Asian Americans for Justice. Though relatively small in number, NHPI was one of the fastest growing racial groups in California over the previous decade, growing 29% between 2000 and 2010. According to the 2010 Census, there were over 286,000 NHPI statewide. Census projections now put the population over 340,000. NHPI live in almost every county in the state, with the largest numbers living in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Alameda, and Orange Counties. API

What’s at Stake for the State – USC CSII Study

May 2013. CSII report paints a multi-hued picture of the state’s 2.6 million unauthorized Californians, providing data at the state and regional levels on their demographics, their potential income gains, and how to make the most of their authorization. The report also estimated the economic benefit of legalization and naturalization for undocumented Californians by state and region. Key Words: citizenship, integration, demographics

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island, although the Angel Island facility also enforced policies designed to exclude, rather than welcome, many Pacific Coast immigrants coming from 82 countries. AIISF Immigrant Voices program has created a growing archive of personal stories of immigrants to the Pacific Coast from Angel Island Immigration Station detainees to those arriving today.

CA Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

The聽California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)聽and the聽Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) are state tax credits for working Californians. If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund.聽 聽No Social Security number? No problem!聽聽Taxpayers with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) are eligible for the CalEITC and the YCTC聽 Spanish聽 聽聽 聽Vietnamese聽 聽Chinese聽聽聽聽Korean聽聽聽聽Arabic聽聽聽聽Tagalog

Center for Employment Training (CET)

CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training聽has always been a place where the聽whole聽person is the focus.聽Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of , Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese
Counties Served: Santa Clara, Sacramento, Monterrey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Joaquin.
Multi-language: Spanish
Member of
CADRE Disaster Collaboration
and La Cooperativa Campesina

A New America

COVID-19 Update: During this extraordinary time, AnewAmerica is committed to working with our team, clients, small businesses, partners and supporters to work through the current situation and help our entrepreneurs and small business owners to mitigate the impacts of the COVID 19 virus (Coronavirus). We will be using remote tools during this time to work with clients.

Working with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women,聽minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make聽 their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth聽and social capital of their communities. Offices in Berkeley, San Jose and Oakland, CA Key Words: Education, Immigrant Integration, IDA, Individual Development Accounts,

DCARA Deaf Multicultural Program

COVID-19 Update Videos
with Information on current county guidelines, COVID-19 testing sites, curfews, unemployment benefits, community resources, and more, DCARA will remain open to the public.
Communication Aid Card for the Deaf
Call our office (510-343-6670) for immediate services. Check our website and social media for updates
If there are any further questions, please email
It is DCARA’s goal to enhance Deaf Culture within the Deaf ethnic communities by offering services that emphasize community education, and provide socialization opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for these individuals and their families. ASL Classes for Deaf Immigrants, Immigration Advocacy, Education, Counseling, Information & Referral Key Words: American Sign Language