Leadership Without Borders

Community Partners

The LWB Office actively works to connect with community organizations and other educational institutions to create a broader support network for undocumented students. Our community outreach efforts expand the ways we welcome and serve undocumented students and strengthen our partnerships.

One of the key services we provide is referrals to other services and resources that are available to undocumented students on campus and the community. Whether you are searching for more information about DACA/DAPA or have questions about where and how you can access health services, we can help you to connect with allies and organizations that can directly provide you with the support you need or guide you in the right direction.

We want to thank our partners for their ongoing commitment to work with and for undocumented students. We invite you to learn more about their inspiring work and stories as well as the services and resources they can provide you.

21 Progress

“Through popular education, civic engagement and arts & culture, 21 PROGRESS assists emerging leaders – especially young adults and immigrants – to claim their place in building a more just society and reaching their dream.”

Key Services for Undocumented Students:

  • DACA/DAPA Support: Build Your Dream is an interest free micro loan program for DACA/DAPA eligible youth and families.
  • Community Engagement: FAIR! (Fearless Asians for Immigration Reform) is a safe space for undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander people and their allies to come together to make positive change for the community and families.
  • Workshops: 21 Progress also provides a variety of workshops on topics such as college readiness, leadership development, and job readiness.

We encourage to visit 21 Progress’s website to learn more about their work and the services they provide.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

“Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only organization in Washington State dedicated solely to strengthening the rights and well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees. NWIRP’s legal services are critical to helping immigrants and refugees navigate the complexities of the United States immigration system so they can apply for asylum or other forms of relief from removal.”

Key Services for Undocumented Students:

  • Legal Services: NWIRP offers a variety of legal services, which includes supporting victims of domestic violence and deportation/removal defense. We encourage you to visit NWIRP’s Direct Services page to learn more. 
  • Education & Advocacy: NWIRP provides immigration-related advice and information through a large network of attorneys and community organizations.
  • Online Resources: NWIRP’s Online Resources Page also offers a list of additional organizations that work to support immigrant communities, including undocumented students.

Seattle Counseling Service

Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for nearly 50 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans. In other words, we will find a way to work with you regardless of ability to pay. We have staff who specialize in various situations that affect our mental health – eating disorders, drug use, family dynamics, and, of course, immigration status.

Our Immigrant, Refugee, and Undocumented Outreach (IRUO) Program focuses on LGBTQ+ folks from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The intersectional needs here are culturally specific and our two IRUO staff, Sandhya Sridhar and Jadivan Elzughbi, prioritize safety and confidentiality in working with you. In addition to therapy, clients have access to peer support groups, community-led advocacy groups, a needle exchange program for crystal users, addiction services, psychiatry and medication management, HIV testing, education and prep, as well as case consultation for individuals and organizations. We’re connected with a network of LGBTQ+-friendly and LGBTQ+-specific service providers in King and Pierce counties are always looking forward to working with undocumented, refugee, or asylum-seeking/asylee students to get them connected with what they need.

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WA Immigrant Solidarity Network

“The Network is a Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights organizations and individuals that strive to protect, serve and strengthen support capacity and resources to build power and a united voice in Washington.”

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Becoming a Partner Organization

LWB offers community organizations many ways to be involved at the center. Whether stopping by for a onetime visit to learn more about our work with undocumented students or forming a long-lasting relationship, LWB values community organizations.

If you’re interested in connecting with LWB, please email us at undocu@uw.edu. We’d love to hear from you.