On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) hosted its first 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event. The proceeds and donations from GRIP’s 5K race will go towards helping students who are often ineligible to receive state and federal financial aid and other types of critical tuition assistance.
DREAMer is a term used to describe young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. DREAMers grew up and went to school in the United States, with many identifying as American. Even as students in the U.S., however, many DREAMers are not allowed to receive tuition assistance at the state or federal level. With the price of education higher than ever and in the absence of financial tuition assistance, many DREAMers struggle to fund their educational futures.
GRIP held its Run for Dreamers race with the primary goal of raising money for the project’s scholarship fund. The scholarship fund directly benefits students who are in need of tuition assistance. Just this past summer, GRIP successfully donated $15,000 in scholarships for 13 students. If you did not have a chance to participate in this weekend’s 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, you can still help by donating here.
Our firm was a proud sponsor of GRIP’s first Run for Dreamers event. If we did not see you at the race this past weekend, we cannot wait to see you next year!
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