Resources

The KU Latinx Studies Initiative aims to contribute to and advocate for equitable and sustainable development of Latinx communities in Kansas, the Midwest region, and the nation.  On this page we collect resources for students, educators, community members, and more.

The KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Outreach office provides a wide array of resources to K-16 teachers, students, communities, and educational institutions in order to increase awareness and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. 
 
Juntos is committed to advancing Latino health in rural and urban areas across the state of Kansas through community based participatory research and service. To this end, Juntos works in collaboration with community health organizations, faith-based organizations, health care agencies, educational institutions and policy makers. These collaborations are focused on areas in Kansas with the highest concentration of under-served, uninsured Latino families. 
 
The Centro Hispano Resource Center effectively builds the community's capacity to meet health, educational and social service needs of Latino families while cultivating cultural understanding and honoring traditions. Centro Hispano Resource Center was started in the fall of 2006 to address the needs of Lawrence's growing Hispanic population. Located at the corner of 13th and Kentucky next to St. John's church, Centro Hispano helps to bridge the gap between people's needs and the available community resources by providing translation and interpreting services, and empowering people by making them aware of what is available in their community and how they can best utilize their resources. As a drop in center, we encourage clients to come in, or call in advance to make an appointment. While we turn no person away, and serve people of a large variety of ages and backgrounds, our special focus is on the needs of young children and mothers.
 
The Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) at the Kansas City Public Library is to connect immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.
 
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas established La Luz Center for Immigration Legal Assistance in 2010.  This center provides professional immigration legal services to low-income, foreign-born individuals and their families for little to no cost. It is staffed by a bilingual (Spanish/English), experienced immigration attorney and a bilingual Board of Immigration (BIA) Accredited Representative, who offer vital legal assistance on non-business immigration matters.
 
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita alleviates poverty and builds strong families throughout 25 counties in south central and southeast Kansas. The mission of Immigration Services at Catholic Charities is to help immigrants build new and secure futures in the United States of America. It is the philosophy of the immigration program that every individual or family seeking services be given the most honest, clear and detailed answers to their immigration concerns.
 
El Centro de Topeka promotes justice and equal treatment in employment, economics, housing, recreation, social endeavors, and any other area of human aspiration, primarily but not exclusively within the Latino community. The mission of El Centro of Topeka is to improve the lives of families and individuals through education and empowerment.
 
Northern Illinois University has compiled a list of resources for undocumented students. This pages includes information about rights guaranteed to all non-U.S. citizen, regardless of country of origin, as well as best strategies for interacting with police and other authorities. 
 
The Immigrant Justice Advocacy Movement was founded on a desire to see people of all national origins treated justly in communities and the country. They are the only immigrant led, interfaith community organization solely focused on immigration issues in the KC metro area.
 
El Centro, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is strengthening communities and improving lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities. El Centro, Inc. promotes justice and equal treatment in employment, economics, housing, recreation, social endeavors, and any other area of human aspiration, primarily but not exclusively within the Latino community of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.
 
The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. is dedicated to improving the community and the quality of life for people of all ethnic backgrounds, and to the celebration of cultural heritage. The Guadalupe Centers offers a variety of social support and emergency assistance services.
 
My Undocumented Life provides provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. They post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, They want to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.
 
If you are an educator or counselor working with undocumented youth, My Undocumented Life offers some helpful resources. They are continually expanding this list as more information comes in, so be sure to return to this page periodically.
 
If you are a student, My Undocumented Life updates this page with information about scholarships open to undocumented youth. They are continually expanding this list as more information comes in, so be sure to return to this page periodically.
 
Immigrant Connection, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Their legal representatives are accredited and provide legal assistance to low-income families and/or individuals eligible for an immigration benefit.

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