Harnessing Social Capital to Facilitate Higher Education Access

Through his Blueprint, Emanuel seeks to build an organization of youth who have been personally affected by immigration issues or who have strong ties to undocumented communities. His Blueprint seeks to harness the social capital within this group of individuals to address the need for increased representation of the grassroots interests of immigrant and undocumented communities. The coalition will utilize its growing presence in every state and its growing funds as a leverage to garner support from different local communities to facilitate access to higher education; keeping families insulated from the threat of deportation; and aiding favorable immigration-related legislation to pass through grant funding at the local, state, and national level.

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