“Dream Summer” is the first national internship program for Dream Act student leaders. The program aims to build on the extraordinary courage and leadership demonstrated by the undocumented students who championed the national Dream Act movement in 2010.
In 2014, the tireless and visionary work of California and national advocates culminated in two big wins—the passage of Proposition 47 and President Obama’s executive action on immigration—that tear down long-standing systemic barriers to opportunity and human rights. The Rosenberg Foundation honors the bold leaders and inspiring organizations whose advocacy made these hard-fought and historic reforms possible.
President Obama’s executive action on immigration is an important step forward for our country and could give relief to nearly five million undocumented people and their families in the U.S., including more than one million people here in California.
Similarly, Proposition 47 is a major step forward for Californians with felony records for low-level crimes, records that have saddled them with discrimination and stigma for life, and denied them basic rights and access to housing, education, work, even food stamps. With Proposition 47, California has become the first state in the nation to downgrade drug possession and nonviolent property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.