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  • Galfand Berger Sponsors and Participates in GRIP’s Run for Dreamers Event

    Galfand Berger run for dreamers eventOn Saturday, May 6th, the Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) hosted its second annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event. Proceeds from the event benefit GRIP’s Scholarship Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, which helps students who are often ineligible to receive state and federal financial aid and other types of essential tuition assistance. Our firm hosted a table at the event and Brad Smith, a Partner at our firm, showed his support by running in the race.

    “Dreamer” is an affirmative term for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Even though Dreamers grew up and attended school in the U.S. (with several identifying as American), many are not allowed to receive tuition assistance to help pay for their education. As the price of education continues to skyrocket more and more each year, many Dreamers are unsure of how to successfully fund their educational futures.

    GRIP holds its annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event to provide direct support to students who need tuition assistance. In addition, the organization addresses three primary areas of focus:

    • Inform the community on the immigration issues facing local youths and their families through summits, lectures, and events
    • Provide resources to undocumented students so they can continue their education, research possible paths to citizenship, and live their lives
    • Grow the Dreamers scholarship fund for students whose immigration status (or lack thereof) does not allow them to access student loans or grants

    If you missed this year’s 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event but would like to learn more or are interested in making a donation, you can visit Greater Reading Immigration Project. If we did not see you at the race this past weekend, we cannot wait to see you next year!

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