For the past four years, Mariam has been a data analyst here at the California Charter School Association, putting her degree in mathematics (and her education at KIPP Houston) to work for California’s kids. She is a leader in our movement, a champion for public education and a part of our family. She also happens to be one of the kindest and most selfless human beings we know.
Mariam and her family are the American Dream.
Yet earlier this year, Mariam and her family learned that their legal status in the country has been revoked by this administration. Though the U.S. is the only home Mariam and her cousins and siblings have known, as of 2020 they will be forced to go back to a country lacking in opportunity and plagued with poverty and violence.
We want to help Mariam and her family fight this injustice by helping raise the legal fees they need. Right now that's $22,000 for legal fees, petitions, change of status applications, and more for Mariam and her family.
This is about humanity, and about helping a part of our American family who has given us so much. Help us reach our goal of $22,000 today so that we can extend the same support to Mariam that she has provided for so many students in her career.
P.S.: I'm Tyler Whitmire, I've worked with Mariam at CCSA for four years and I've been on the community organizing team at CCSA for five. I live in Sacramento and I'm going to send the money directly to Mariam, no middle woman!
- Stephanie Shew
- Venessa Laurel
- Gabriel Cisneros
Organizer and beneficiary
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