Partnership for After School Education

This summer, the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act started to give undocumented and other students access to New York State administered grants and scholarships to help fund their higher education costs.

Please join Goddard and uAspire to learn more about how to support students applying for the NYS Dream Act.

During our time, you can expect us to cover:

  • Understanding what the NYS DREAM Act is and isn’t
  • Identifying who is and isn’t eligible
  • Reviewing the applications
  • Working through tough scenarios


Yassi Davoodi

As the regional director of New York, Yassi is the lead strategic advisor to inform programmatic, policy, and fundraising initiatives. Previously, as the senior program director of virtual implementation, Yassi oversaw the virtual advising program in New York City and postsecondary advising in the Bay Area. Yassi's first role at uAspire was launching and stewarding the partnership with University of California Office of the President. Yassi joins uAspire from iMentor and City Year New York. Yass... Read More

​Sandy Jimenez

Sandy Jimenez has been focused on college access at the Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center since 2000. In 2006, she helped design the first iteration of the Options Institute’s Foundation Course for College Access and Success Counselors. She has worked individually with over 500 students and trained thousands of professionals. ... Read More