Three prominent local organizations have congratulated The Scholarship Foundation for 100 years of welcoming and supporting immigrants in the community. The following letter of endorsement and congratulations was received from the Migrant & Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA), the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri on Jan 15, 2020:
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
We write with united congratulations to The Scholarship Foundation for its 100-year history of welcoming and supporting immigrants to the St. Louis area. While much has changed in immigration law and demographics since 1920, the Foundation has sought to assist new residents whether Jewish families fleeing genocide in Eastern Europe in the 1920s and 30s, Bosnians resettling in St. Louis in the 1990s, or Mexican and Central American sanctuary seekers today, to name just a few examples.
Our recent partnerships in advocacy and service have shown us the deep commitment and eager action of the Foundation’s board and staff. We have worked together to help our neighbors reach their goals and honor the humanity of all members of our community, especially those compromised by poor policy and related inhumane treatment.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis has worked alongside us to:
- Assure those eligible to renew DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) have the technical and financial support to do so;
- Advocate for tuition equity for undocumented residents of Missouri;
- Connect students and families to educational, legal, medical, and other resources; and
- Create a community of kindness and opportunity.
Thank you to The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis for the last 100 years of service to the St. Louis community and cheers to a bright future with our continued work together helping St. Louis students find their way!
Co-Director, Attorney, MICA
|Maharat Rori Picker Neiss
Executive Director, JCRC
Community Organizer, ACLU MO