Leadership Without Borders

Purple Group (Peer Support Group)

The Purple Group is a peer support network of undocumented students that meets monthly to foster community building, connect with allies, share resources, participate in workshops, and discuss issues affecting immigrant communities locally as well as across the country and the world.

The Purple Group was founded at the University of Washington in 2008 by a group of undocumented students and with the support of Dr. Roberto Gonzales, who is recognized as one of the nations leading experts on undocumented immigrant youth and young adults. The group was founded with the mission to provide undocumented students with a safe space for community building and a connecting point to resources, services, mentorship, and peer-support. Since then, the group has grown to include undocumented students from across the puget sound region.

We are meeting every week.

To find out more about the Purple Group meetings you can visit us at the LWB Office or contact us directly at undocu@uw.edu.

Workshop & Presentation Topics:

Previous Purple Group meetings have included the following workshop, presentation, and discussion topics:

    • Finding & Applying for Scholarships
    • WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
    • Internships, Building a Resume & Career Planning
    • Leadership Development Opportunities
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Presentations from UW Colleges & Departments
    • Undocu Networking
    • High School and Community Outreach
    • Team building and bonding
    • Community building and healing
    • Self care through art
    • Activism and social justice
    • Mindfulness and mental health

Purple Group Scholarship

Purple group envisions to support undocumented students through financial means. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Purple Group fundraised over $1500 to create their first ever scholarship for undocumented students. They plan to solidify this project and provide two scholarships every year. Stay tuned for updates! We plan on releasing the scholarship during Winter Quarter.

We would greatly appreciate donations! If you would like to support undocumented students, please email us at undocupu@uw.edu.

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